What Students Need to Know About Professional Licensure
Many students attend colleges and universities to earn a degree that prepares them for a specific field: to become a doctor, nurse, teacher, psychologist, engineer, or one of the many other occupations regulated by state and/or other government entities. States and other government entities have established standards of practice for the occupations or professions they have chosen to regulate, and they provide legal permission to practice those professions only to individuals who meet those standards. This is called professional licensure: professions for which people need to meet certain criteria in order to practice in that field.
Confirm Your Program Meets Professional Licensure Requirements
Before enrolling in an online/distance education program intended to satisfy a particular state’s educational requirements for the practice of a particular occupation, students should be assured by the institution that the program actually does meet the requirements of the state in which he or she intends to practice. As SARA participating institutions, all SDBOR universities are required to provide related disclosures.
Licensure Disclosures for SDBOR Universities
By selecting the link for your university below, you will be redirected to the university’s licensure disclosure webpage, which includes information on professional licensure requirements for each state.
Distance Education Contacts at SDBOR Universities
If you have further questions regarding distance education or professional licensure, please reach out to the contact at your campus indicated below:
Black Hills State University (Education) Black Hills State University (Accounting)
Sharman Adams David Crawford
School of Education School of Business
(605) 642-6077 (605) 642-6734
Dakota State University
State Authorization Coordinator
Northern State University
Director of Online & Continuing Education
SD School of Mines & Technology
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
South Dakota State University
Assistant Director, Continuing & Distance Education
University of South Dakota
State Authorization Specialist