Georgia State University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states outside of Georgia.
Georgia State University provides the following information for current and prospective students who are interested or enrolled in University programs that may lead to professional licensure. Each U.S. state and territory defines its own requirements for licensing and certification in professional fields, and the University is working to confirm whether its programs meet the educational requirement for licensure in states and territories outside Georgia. Additional information will be added to this resource as available.
Here’s what should matter to students: Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, Accounting, and allied health professions etc.) may require additional approval from separate licensing boards, depending on the state. Prior to enrolling in any program intended to satisfy a particular state’s educational requirements for the practice of a particular occupation, students should contact the program coordinator to verify the program actually meets the requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice.
To be connected to the appropriate coordinator within your college, please email Mary McLaughlin in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. We also encourage you to view the preliminary list of licensing boards by state for additional information. This is not a comprehensive list but is intended to provide a starting place for searching and verifying licensure requirements.
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) provides additional resources for students. Their Professional Licensure Resource Page offers a compiled list of licensing agencies based on five fields representing the vast majority of programs leading to licensure among participating institutions–Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Teacher Education–as well as a searchable directory for additional areas of study.
These resources are intended to provide general contact information and do not include regulations or requirements.
If you have questions about an area of professional licensure not covered on this site or require additional clarification about the information published, please contact Mary McLaughlin, Director of Accreditation, Policy and Administrative Assessment.