Additional Licensure Disclosures

College of Health Professions

LPN/LVN-BSN

Additional requirements for licensure may include: passing scores on the NCLEX exam, fingerprint or criminal background clearance, submission of transcripts, and verification of other licenses held. Please ensure that you review the licensure requirements for your state. Links to the Board of Nursing websites in the states in which this program is offered are listed below for your convenience:

FNP

Additional requirements for certification with American Nurses Credential Center include:

  1. Holding a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or holding the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country;
  2. Holding a master’s, postgraduate or doctoral degree from a family nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). A minimum of 500 faculty-supervised clinical hours must be included in your family nurse practitioner program. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in:
    1. Advanced physiology/pathophysiology, including general principles that apply across the life span;
    2. Advanced health assessment, which includes assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts and approaches;
    3. Advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents.
  3. Content in:
    1. Health promotion and/or maintenance;
    2. Differential diagnosis and disease management, including the use and prescription of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.

    Additional requirements for certification with AANP include:

    1. Successful completion of program-required faculty-supervised clinical clock hours;
    2. Completion of the APRN core courses: advanced physical assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology;
    3. Current and unencumbered U.S. or Canadian registered nurse licensure; and
    4. Interim transcript showing completed academic “coursework to date” or a final official transcript showing the degree awarded (conferred).

College of Humanities and Sciences

MSC/CCMH

The Master of Science in Counseling degree program is designed to meet the educational requirement for counseling licensure in the states in which the program is offered. However, your state may have additional postgraduate requirements that must be met prior to submitting the licensure application. Such requirements may include one or more of the following:

  • A licensing fee and annual renewal fees (varies by state).
  • Fingerprinting (following state instructions often requiring state forms).
  • Background checks by state and/or federal agencies.
  • A self-requested report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
  • Additional postgraduate internship experience.
    • State requirements vary and may be listed in terms of hours, months or years (for example, 3,000 hours, 24 months or 2 years).
    • The state may require supervision of these hours be conducted by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship supervisor in that state.
    • A state may require you to register as an intern or obtain a limited license prior to completing these hours.
    • Some states require this experience to be completed within a given time frame after the degree is completed and/or before the application for licensure is submitted.
    • States may require that postgraduate hours be recorded on a state-specific form.
    • States may require that a postgraduate supervision plan be submitted with application for the internship or limited licensure application.
    • Some states will allow application of some internship hours completed during the degree program to count toward this requirement.
    • Check your state requirements for verification.

  • Additional postgraduate clinical supervision time provided by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship counseling supervisor. States may specify the percentage or number of these hours that must be completed face to face.
  • Letters of recommendation from internship supervisors commenting on your counseling knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • Course syllabi from your counseling program.
  • A passing score on a state or national examination, such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE), or the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) provided by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). See the NBCC website for state-specific details: http://www.nbcc.org/Exam/StateLicensureExamRegistration.
  • A passing score on an exam covering state laws specific to counseling may be required.
  • Postgraduate educational hours in state-specific areas such as the following may be required: autism; addictions; state-specific laws/ethics course related to counseling; child abuse, elder abuse and/or domestic partner abuse, assessment and reporting; human sexuality; state-specific cultures; telemental health; and/or other content areas. States specify the number of credits or units required prior to application for licensure.

Please ensure that you review the licensure requirements for your state. Links to state websites and applications are listed below for your convenience:

Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/pco4403.pdf
Arizona http://azbbhe.us/node/556
California http://www.bbs.ca.gov/forms.shtml
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor_Applications
Georgia http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/mental/application_publication/
Idaho http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=100
Louisiana http://www.lpcboard.org/
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27536---,00.html
Montana http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Nevada http://nvboard.alliedweb.info/
New Mexico http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice_Forms_and_Applications.aspx
North Dakota http://www.ndbce.org/forms.shtml
Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/Board_Forms/index.html
South Dakota https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/examiners_licensing.aspx
Utah http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/index.html?n=a
West Virginia http://www.wvbec.org/

MSC/MFC

In order to practice as a counselor in most states, the student must be licensed as an LPC (licensed professional counselor), MFT (marriage and family therapist), or other comparable state professional license designation. License requirements may vary by state. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which the student desires to practice.

The Master of Science in Counseling degree program is designed to meet the educational requirement for counseling licensure in the states in which the program is offered. However, your state may have additional postgraduate requirements that must be met prior to submitting the licensure application. Such requirements may include one or more of the following:

  • A licensing fee and annual renewal fees (varies by state).
  • Fingerprinting (following state instructions often requiring state forms).
  • Background checks by state and/or federal agencies.
  • A self-requested report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
  • Additional postgraduate internship experience.
    • State requirements vary and may be listed in terms of hours, months or years (for example, 3,000 hours, 24 months or 2 years).
    • The state may require supervision of these hours be conducted by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship supervisor in that state.
    • A state may require you to register as an intern or obtain a limited license prior to completing these hours.
    • Some states require this experience to be completed within a given time frame after the degree is completed and/or before the application for licensure is submitted.
    • States may require that postgraduate hours be recorded on a state-specific form.
    • States may require that a postgraduate supervision plan be submitted with application for the internship or limited licensure application.
    • Some states will allow application of some internship hours completed during the degree program to count toward this requirement.
    • Check your state requirements for verification.

  • Additional postgraduate clinical supervision time provided by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship counseling supervisor. States may specify the percentage or number of these hours that must be completed face to face.
  • Letters of recommendation from internship supervisors commenting on your counseling knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • Course syllabi from your counseling program.
  • A passing score on a state or national examination, such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE), or the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) provided by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). See the NBCC website for state-specific details: http://www.nbcc.org/Exam/StateLicensureExamRegistration.
  • A passing score on an exam covering state laws specific to counseling may be required.
  • Postgraduate educational hours in state-specific areas such as the following may be required: autism; addictions; state-specific laws/ethics course related to counseling; child abuse, elder abuse and/or domestic partner abuse, assessment and reporting; human sexuality; state-specific cultures; telemental health; and/or other content areas. States specify the number of credits or units required prior to application for licensure.

Please ensure that you review the licensure requirements for your state. Links to state websites and applications are listed below for your convenience:

Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/pco4403.pdf
Arizona http://azbbhe.us/node/556
California http://www.bbs.ca.gov/forms.shtml
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor_Applications
Georgia http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/mental/application_publication/
Idaho http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=100
Louisiana http://www.lpcboard.org/
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27536---,00.html
Montana http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Nevada http://nvboard.alliedweb.info/
New Mexico http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice_Forms_and_Applications.aspx
North Dakota http://www.ndbce.org/forms.shtml
Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/Board_Forms/index.html
South Dakota https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/examiners_licensing.aspx
Utah http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/index.html?n=a
West Virginia http://www.wvbec.org/

MSC/MHC

The curriculum in the Master of Science in Counseling/Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for advanced levels of licensure that require a second board exam and credentialing to be a licensed mental health counselor. The clinical-focused content helps prepare students to administer psychometric testing and branch out into some areas of counseling previously reserved for psychologists. Note that licensure laws vary by state, so some states require both the NCE and the LMHCE to practice at certain levels.

The Master of Science in Counseling degree program is designed to meet the educational requirement for counseling licensure in the states in which the program is offered. However, your state may have additional postgraduate requirements that must be met prior to submitting the licensure application. Such requirements may include one or more of the following:

  • A licensing fee and annual renewal fees (varies by state).
  • Fingerprinting (following state instructions often requiring state forms).
  • Background checks by state and/or federal agencies.
  • A self-requested report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
  • Additional postgraduate internship experience.
    • State requirements vary and may be listed in terms of hours, months or years (for example, 3,000 hours, 24 months or 2 years).
    • The state may require supervision of these hours be conducted by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship supervisor in that state.
    • A state may require you to register as an intern or obtain a limited license prior to completing these hours.
    • Some states require this experience to be completed within a given time frame after the degree is completed and/or before the application for licensure is submitted.
    • States may require that postgraduate hours be recorded on a state-specific form.
    • States may require that a postgraduate supervision plan be submitted with application for the internship or limited licensure application.
    • Some states will allow application of some internship hours completed during the degree program to count toward this requirement.
    • Check your state requirements for verification.

  • Additional postgraduate clinical supervision time provided by a person specifically licensed to act as a postgraduate internship counseling supervisor. States may specify the percentage or number of these hours that must be completed face to face.
  • Letters of recommendation from internship supervisors commenting on your counseling knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • Course syllabi from your counseling program.
  • A passing score on a state or national examination, such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE), or the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE) provided by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). See the NBCC website for state-specific details: http://www.nbcc.org/Exam/StateLicensureExamRegistration.
  • A passing score on an exam covering state laws specific to counseling may be required.
  • Postgraduate educational hours in state-specific areas such as the following may be required: autism; addictions; state-specific laws/ethics course related to counseling; child abuse, elder abuse and/or domestic partner abuse, assessment and reporting; human sexuality; state-specific cultures; telemental health; and/or other content areas. States specify the number of credits or units required prior to application for licensure.

Please ensure that you review the licensure requirements for your state. Links to state websites and applications are listed below for your convenience:

Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/pco4403.pdf
Arizona http://azbbhe.us/node/556
California http://www.bbs.ca.gov/forms.shtml
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Professional_Counselor_Applications
Georgia http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/mental/application_publication/
Idaho http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=100
Louisiana http://www.lpcboard.org/
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27536---,00.html
Montana http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/swp_board/board_page.asp
Nevada http://nvboard.alliedweb.info/
New Mexico http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice_Forms_and_Applications.aspx
North Dakota http://www.ndbce.org/forms.shtml
Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/Board_Forms/index.html
South Dakota https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/examiners_licensing.aspx
Utah http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/index.html?n=a
West Virginia http://www.wvbec.org/

MSC/SC

The Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling degree program is designed to meet the educational requirement for school counseling licensure in the states in which the program is offered. However, your state may have additional postgraduate requirements that must be met prior to submitting the licensure application. Such requirements may include one or more of the following:

The Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling degree program is designed to meet the educational requirement for school counseling licensure in the states in which the program is offered. However, your state may have additional postgraduate requirements that must be met prior to submitting the licensure application. Such requirements may include one or more of the following:

  • A licensing fee and annual renewal fees (varies by state).
  • Fingerprinting (follow state instructions, which usually require state-specific forms).
  • Background checks by state and/or federal agencies.
  • TB tests and/or chest X-rays may be required.
  • Disclosures of all criminal (misdemeanor and/or felony), employment and licensure histories, along with supporting documentation pertaining to each reported item may be required. Plan to keep all such documents in a current and accessible file.
  • Letters of recommendation from internship supervisors commenting on your counseling knowledge, skills and dispositions.
  • A state-issued verification of education may be required, which must be signed by a University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences official. If a verification form is required, complete the applicant portion of the form and email it, along with an explanation of your request, to: CSSVF@phoenix.edu.
  • Course syllabi from your counseling program may be required.
  • Many state educational licensure sites require electronic submission. Review technology requirements for the state.
  • An educator’s license may be required before you can apply for licensure as a school counselor.
  • A specialty credential as a National Certified School Counselor may be required prior to application for licensure as a school counselor in the state.
  • A passing score on one or more of the Praxis exams and/or a state-approved exam (for example, PLACE School Counselor exam).
  • If you received your master’s degree five (5) or more years ago, you may be required to take additional coursework in topics such as 1) Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance, 2) School Counseling Program Evaluation, 3) Special Education Law and 4) Career Development. Check state requirements.

Please ensure that you review the licensure requirements for your state. Links to state websites and applications are listed below for your convenience:

Colorado https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/licensure_authorization_landing
Nevada http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
Utah http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/License-Requirements/Initial-Licensure.aspx

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