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Licensure and Certification Preparation Programs

Academics

SFA offers several programs leading to professional licensure within Texas. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure functions. Some states require an individual to graduate from an approved program while others require an individual to meet the certification requirements of a national organization. A specific amount of training also can be required as well as passage of an exam based on a state requisite exam score. Often, licensed professionals must complete continuing education on an annual basis.

Licensing Disclosure: Federal Regulation §668.43(a)(5)(v)

State authorization information

SFA is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which allows the university to provide distance-learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Texas. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Texas may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

State licensing requirements

Requirements beyond education

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education. While not limited to the following, these requirements may include: additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc.

Continuing education also may be required for maintenance of certification/licensure.

Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in our graduate or undergraduate programs.

Subject to change

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. We strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling your desired program.

For any questions regarding licensure, contact the state or territory agency directly.

Relocating while enrolled

Licensing requirements vary by state or territory, and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.


Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state or territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. To clarify or confirm any requirements, contact the state licensing agency or email ctl@sfasu.edu.

Student's responsibility

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure, such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum.

Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. SFA shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

For each program, we have noted whether the program meets requirements for licensure, does not meet requirements for licensure, or that a determination has not yet been made. If you have questions regarding any program not listed on this page, contact ctl@sfasu.edu.

College of Business

Master of Professional Accountancy

Certified Public Accountant

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Arkansas All other states

BBA in Finance, Financial Planning concentration

Certified Financial Planner

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

College of Education

Applied Behavior Analysis Certification

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

BS in Aviation

Private Pilot Certificate

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Instrument Rating

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Multi-engine Rating

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Certified Flight Instructor

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Restricted Air Transport Pilot

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

BS in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Teacher Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Arkansas All other states

BS in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Licensed Dietitian

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (expand to view specific concentrations)

  • Core subjects EC-6 concentration
  • Special education concentration
  • ELAR 4-8 concentration
  • Science 4-8 concentration
  • Social Studies 4-8 concentration
  • Core subjects 4-8 concentration

Teacher Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MA in School Psychology

Licensure Specialist in School Psychology

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

PhD in School Psychology

Licensure Specialist in School Psychology

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Licensed Psychologist

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MA in Professional Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Louisiana
Arkansas
Oklahoma
All other states

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Certified School Counselor

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Clinical Certificate of Competence

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist - Assistant

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Master of Arts in Teaching

Teaching Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MS in Athletic Training

Athletic Trainer

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MEd in Educational Leadership

Principal certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Superintendent certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MEd in Elementary Education

Reading Specialist Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

MEd in Special Education

Educational Diagnostician Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Orientation and Mobility Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Alaska
Arkansas
Georgia
Louisiana
Montana
Oklahoma
Oregon
Washington
Wyoming
All other states

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment Certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Alaska
Arkansas
Georgia
Louisiana
Montana
Oklahoma
Oregon
Washington
Wyoming
All other states

EdD in Educational Leadership, superintendent track

Superintendent certification

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

College of Forestry and Agriculture

BS in Forestry

Certified Forester

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Texas Accredited Forester

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

Certified Arborist

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

BS in Forestry, Forest Wildlife Management concentration

Certified Wildlife Biologist

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

BS in Spatial Science

Registered Professional Land Surveyor

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas All other states

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

MS in Social Work

Licensed Master Social Worker

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

Bachelor of Social Work

Licensed Bachelor of Social Work

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
All states

College of Sciences and Mathematics

BS in Nursing

Registered Nurse

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
All other states

MS in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states

FNP post-master's certificate

Meets Does Not Meet Determination
Not Made
Texas
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
All other states