In 2019, the U.S. Department of Education adopted regulations that require the university to provide information to students regarding its educational programs that are advertised or designed to meet educational requirements for occupationally required professional licenses or certifications. Examples of such programs include nursing, teaching education, counselling, etc. The following disclosure is made for regulatory compliance purposes. It does not have any effect on or represent any change to BYU’s academic programs.
BYU has not made a determination that its curricula meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. This does not mean that a specific program does not meet the criteria; BYU has simply not made a final determination for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
State requirements for licensing and certification vary widely. Students pursuing occupations requiring certifications or licenses should contact the appropriate academic advisement center as well as the licensing entity in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.