Professional Licensure Statement and Disclosures
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) offers several programs leading to the opportunity for students to earn professional licensure or certification within the state of Texas. As per U.S. Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c), institutions are required to disclose information regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification regardless of modality of program instructional delivery. This regulation requires that institutions provide the following information:
- A list of states for which a program’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification
- A list of states for which a program’s curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification
- A list of states for which a program’s curriculum has not been determined to meet state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification
A direct disclosure to a student is required if a program is found to not meet or for where it has not been determined to meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the state of Texas.
Students should be aware that other states can differ in the requirements needed for licensure and certification even if an educational award or certificate has been earned. If a TSTC student resides outside the state of Texas or chooses to relocate to another state, they should notify the Department Chair to discuss differences in licensure requirements.
State Authorization and Requirements:
TSTC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership allows TSTC to deliver online programs and courses to students outside the state of Texas. NC-SARA guidelines have changed to align with the federal regulation for professional licensure disclosure. NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exempt TSTC from state professional licensing requirements; therefore, licensing requirements in Texas may not be sufficient for licensure in other states.
Professional Licensure Requirements:
TSTC program curriculum leading to licensure are designed to meet the specific needs of the professions in the state of Texas and aim to prepare students for application and successful attainment of licensure through exams in the state of Texas. Licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing requirements for licensure and/or certification specific to their state. It is advised that students who intend to return or move to any state outside of Texas, review the professional license disclosures pertinent to their program and consult the professional licensing board in that state. The state professional licensing boards are the ultimate authority and decision makers as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure in their respective states. More information on state licensure can be found by accessing the following websites:
Since requirements differ from state-to-state, TSTC shall not be held liable if a student or former student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification or cannot obtain a practicum/internship.
TSTC Programs Leading to Licensure or Certification
Currently, TSTC is researching whether programs meet requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the state of Texas. Below is specific information related to TSTC programs that can lead to professional licensure/certification.
This page will be updated as we receive new licensure and certification information.