Professional Licensure

National Associations for State Licensure Research

State requirements for professional programs as well as information shared varies widely by state and professional program.

These association hyperlinks lead you to the state websites and state requirements per state.

Compact information is shared to follow the development of compacts for portability of a license for the licensed practitioner who has already obtained a license and wishes to practice in a state that is part of the compact. Please note that compacts do not affect the institution's responsibility to make a determination of the institution's curriculum to meet state educational requirements to obtain a license.

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National Associations for State Licensure Boards 

Comments  Licensure Compacts for license portability for the licensed practitioner 

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

List of states and board statutes.  
Acupuncture National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - NCCAOM View the state licensure requirements using the  interactive map.  
Architecture The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) – Licensing Requirements Tool Note the state licensing requirements tool.  
Athletic Training National Athletic Trainers’ Association - Athletic Training State Regulatory Boards State chart of agency contacts, rules & regulations, and statutes.  
Audiology & Speech Pathology

National Council of State Board Examiners (NCSB)

Licensure Laws webpage gives general explanation.  See also the Directory for state specific information  Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
Barbering & Cosmetology  National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, Inc. - State Agencies & Test Administration Interactive map to access state information. Cosmetology Compact in Development
Chiropractic Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards – State Regulatory Boards (FCLB) Lists each state, website, license verification, and regulatory language.  
Construction Trades National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) - Licensing Information Note that some states have multiple agencies due to type of contractor  
Counseling American Counseling Association – State Boards State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards & Credential Titles Counseling Compact
Counselor Education – Clinical Mental Health Counseling National Board of Certified Counselors – State Board Directory State Board Information by inserting desired name of state.  
Dentistry American Dental Association (ADA) – Initial Licensure Requirements by State Scroll down to map to see access to the Initial Licensure Requirements by state. Dentistry Compact in Development
Dental Hygiene American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) – State Associations Alpha list of each state association. Dental Hygiene Compact in Development
Dietetics & Nutrition Commission on Dietetic Registration – State Agencies   The majority of states have enacted laws to regulate  - review each state licensure agency listed. Dietary Nutritionists Compact in Development
Emergency Medical Technicians National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians State EMS Agency Map - interactive map and alpha list Emergency Medical Services Compact
Engineering National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – State Licensing Board Links Note that some states have multiple licensing boards.  
Funerary Services The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards – State Licensing Requirements PDF document at this link is provided to address different profession requirements for funerary services in each state  
Genetic Counseling The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) – States Issuing Licenses Map and alpha list of states including rules & regulations as well as licensure law.  
Geologist National Association of State Boards of Geology – State Index Interactive map leads to each state's information.  
Interior Design International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – State Information You must choose the desired state the the State Information drop down menu to reach the state contact information and website.  
Interpreters for the Deaf Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. State-by State Regulations for Interpreters and  Transliterators  
Landscape Architecture Council for Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) – (Licensure Board Information & Requirements) Directions indicate click the state on the map to learn more about the licensure requirements, but advised to contact the jurisdiction directly for more information. Reciprocal Licensure Requirements listed for many states.

National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)

Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements - See top toolbar Charts choose Legal Education.  Choose Chart 3 Domestic Legal Education.

Long-Term Care Administration - Nursing Home Administrator National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – state requirements There is a spreadsheet available listed per state or scroll down to see "select a state".   
Marital and Family Therapy  The Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) Advised to contact the state board listing directly, but this page shared the State Requirements Comparison Chart that can also be downloaded.  
Massage Therapy American Massage Therapy Association – state regulations

Practice and License Requirements by State - alpha list.

Massage Therapy Compact in Development
Medical Degree Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)  State medical board agency links listed in alpha order. Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Medical – Health Information Management American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)  Component State Associations  
Midwifery The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Carefully review this information to determine if there are any state specific requirements.  
Music Therapy Certification Board for Music Therapists Board certification is voluntary, although it is required in the states listed on this page for licensure, state certification, or state registries.  
Nursing National Council of State Boards of Nursing - State Licensure Requirements Scroll down to Licensure Requirements by State to select a state.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact

Nurse Licensure Compact

Occupational Therapy National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy State Board Contacts Links to a pdf with the regulatory body contact by state. Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact
Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABCOP) – State Licensure Access to each state board and rule for states that require licensure  
Osteopathic Physician American Osteopathic Association - State Associations Select a state from the alpha list to learn about the state’s osteopathic association.  
Pharmacy National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) – State Boards Map and alpha list of websites and state profiles. Licensure Transfer information shared
Physician Assistant National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) - State Licensing Boards Alpha list of state licensing boards. Physician Associates Compact in Development
Physical Therapy  The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) – Licensing Authorities Contact Information Alpha list with access to state website, practice acts, and legislative links. Physical Therapist Compact
Psychology Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards – State Board Contact Information Alpha list of boards, laws, rules & regulations. Psychology Compact (PSYPACT)
Radiology Technician American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) – Individual State Licensure Information Listed are links to each state’s information regarding radiologic technologist licensure, certification or recognition. For states that do not license medical imaging or radiation therapy personnel, you can refer to the state's radiation control program for information on radiation emitting equipment standards.  
Respiratory Therapy American Association for Respiratory Care  Page created addressing disclosures.  Scroll down the page to the Available Resources list.  
School Psychologists National Association of School Psychologists – State School Psychologist Credentialing Requirements Alpha list of states to address credentialing requirements. School Psychologist Compact in Development
Social Work Social Work State License List – Review per state    ASWB:  Help with federal financial aid disclosure requirements. First link an alpha state list.  Note the second link provides a form to request information for a fee to determine if the institutions curriculum meets state educational requirements. Social Work Compact in Development
Speech Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) State Requirements & Contact Information State requirements and contact information - state alpha list. Audiology & Speech Language Pathology Compact
Teacher Education National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) – Jurisdiction- Approved Educator Preparation Programs In addition to the state by state websites, you may wish to review the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement which requires Jurisdictional Requirements (JSRs) for licensed practitioners. This agreement is not the same as the compact in development.

Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact - NEW!

CSG Webpage for Development of the Teacher Compact 

Veterinary International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) – State & Provincial Licensing Board Interactive state map and select a state option to review the information for the particular state.