Clemson University programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification in South Carolina. These include face-to-face, online, and hybrid programs. Completion of a Clemson University program may or may not lead to licensure or certification in other states.
Clemson University makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residence requirements, training, etc. As such, Clemson University does not guarantee completion of an academic program will automatically lead to a licensure or certification.
If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than South Carolina, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements PRIOR to beginning an academic program. It is also imperative that you notify your program and check licensure or certification requirements if you relocate to a new state while enrolled in a program.
For your convenience, please check on the licensing requirements for the state where you will seek employment. Links to state professional associations or licensing authorities are provided for each program.
In addition, if your program leads to a professional license or certification, authorization may be required from the state professional licensing board prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Check here or with your program's internship or clinical coordinator prior to beginning an internship or field experience in another state.
If you have trouble finding the requirements for a specific state, please contact the program's advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
State authorization allows Clemson University the ability offer online programs to students who live outside of South Carolina or enroll students in learning placements that will take place outside of South Carolina (such as internships, clinicals, practicums, and student teaching), Clemson University must meet all of the regulatory requirements of the state where the activity will take place.
What is the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)?
The National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) is a national initiative that increases student access to distance education courses and programs while maintaining compliance with state regulations. Institutions participating in NC-SARA can offer educational opportunities in all NC-SARA member states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. To learn more about NC-SARA and member states, visit: https://www.nc-sara.org/.
Clemson University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing board requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in South Carolina may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license or participate in learning placements requiring or leading to licensure in any other state. For more information, see the section on Professional Licensure below.
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Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at the following address and/or phone number for questions about Clemson University Accreditation.
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-409
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
E-203 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634