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: 

  1. A list of states for which a program’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification
  2. A list of states for which a program’s curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification 
  3. 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.

Program
Professional licensure or certification
Professional licensure or certification
States where program does not meet requirements
States for which it has not been determined to meet requirements
Aircraft Airframe Technology
FAA Airman Certificate, Mechanic - Airframe
All (Federal certificate)
None
None
Aircraft Airframe Powerplant Technology
FAA Airman Certificate, Mechanic - Powerplant
FAA Airman Certificate, Mechanic - Powerplant
None
None
Aircraft Pilot Training Technology
FAA Airman Certificate, Private Pilot Airplane, Single Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Instrument Rating Airplane, Single Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Commercial Pilot Airplane, Single Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Commercial Pilot Airplane, Multi Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Airplane, Single Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Airplane, Multi-Engine Land FAA Airman Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor (CFII) Instrument
All (Federal certificates)
None
None
Auto Collision Technology
I-CAR Pro Level 1,2 and 3 NonStructural and Refinishing
All
N/A
N/A
Chemical Dependency Counseling
TXDSHS Counselor Intern-(CI) Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-(LCDC
Texas
All others
All others
Dental Hygiene
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Texas, Arizona, California
N/A
Other states allow for application but require additional testing
Electrical Lineworker Technology
OSHA 30 for Construction Industry
All
None
None
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
National Registered AEMT & Paramedic: Texas Department of State Health Services AEMT & Paramedic
Texas
Other states allow for application to their state with National Registry Certification
Emergency Medical Services - EMT
National Registered EMT
Texas
Other states allow for application to their state with National Registry Certification
Health Information Technology
Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)
All - National Certification
None
None
Heating Ventilation Cooling Technology
EPA Section 608 Universal Technician TDLR Certified Technician
All - National Certification Texas
None
None
Licensed Vocational Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Texas
https://www.practicalnursing.org/lpn-reciprocity (requires application to move license)
Associate Degree Nusing
ADN-Registered Nurse
Texas
https://www.practicalnursing.org/lpn-reciprocity (requires application to move license)
Surgical Technology
Certified Surgical Technologist
National Certification
Plumbing
Tradesman, Texas
Texas
N/A
All others

This page will be updated as we receive new licensure and certification information.

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