Professional Licensure Notifications

Professional Licensure notifications provided by institutions afford transparency to protect and support students pursuing a required professional license or certification to be employed in a specific occupation. Each state and profession have varying educational requirements which means that students are at risk of not completing necessary educational requirements in a state in order to obtain a license or certification. It is no longer acceptable to place sole responsibility on the student to research the requirements in a state, as the stakes are too high.

Federal requirements

Federal regulations, 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c), requiring professional licensure notifications regardless of modality, tie compliance to participation in Title IV HEA programs.

Federal Statute, P.L.116-315, Isakson & Roe Section 1018 requiring the institution to provide a personalized form that includes, among other items, information about programs leading to a license or certification, ties compliance to providing Veterans Benefits.

SARA Policy

Institutions that participate in reciprocity through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) must provide professional licensure notifications for programs subject to SARA Policy as provided in SARA Manual Section 5.2.

State Laws & Regulations

Institutions should determine if there are separate notifications required by the state regulations to offer professional licensure programs in the state. These could include state misrepresentation regulations and other consumer protection related regulations.

Additional information is available on the State Authorization Network (SAN) website. To learn more, please consider membership to SAN!

WCET Events

WCET & SAN Member Policy Series: Practical Approaches to Compliance, Part 2

08 Dec 2021

  A complimentary series of webinars for WCET and SAN Members In this two-part virtual series, attendees heard from other WCET and WCET|SAN members who shared their practical approaches to managing regular and substantive interaction and professional licensure at...

Professional Licensure Notifications Now Required!

20 Aug 2020

Hosted in partnership with WCET’s State Authorization Network. Effective July 1, 2020, institutions are now responsible for providing public and individual notifications for the institution’s programs that lead to professional licensure or certification for distance education and face-to-face programs....