Saint Joseph’s University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Pennsylvania. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Pennsylvania may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.
Students enrolled or considering enrollment in Saint Joseph’s University programs must be aware if the program does or does not meet professional licensure or certificate requirements in the state where, as a graduate, they plan to practice their profession.
Professional Licensure and Certification
Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. Some Saint Joseph’s University programs and certificates may satisfy certain requirements for licensure in your state. If you are considering applying to one of these programs, please select the program below for more information regarding educational requirements for professional licensure in the U.S. states and territories in which the program is offered.
Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an online program that leads to a professional license in a state other than Pennsylvania, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program.
Before enrolling, you are strongly advised to check with your state's professional licensing board to confirm whether the program will meet your state's requirements. A program leading to professional licensure in Pennsylvania might not lead to licensure elsewhere because requirements are different from state to state.
If a license is required for your profession, then you are strongly advised to contact your state's professional licensing board regarding its requirements.
Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the student can remain in the program and meet the state licensure requirements. Prior to relocation, please contact your program to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.