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Licensure Reciprocity


Special Note for Out of State Online Students (non-Virginia)

Patrick & Henry Community College has entered into a regional reciprocity agreement through NC-SARA to accept out-of-state students in our online programs and courses.

Institutions that participate in reciprocity through SARA must be aware and comply with notification requirements directed by SARA Policy.  The June 12, 2020 NC-SARA  Announcement, regarding a revision to the language of Section 5.2 (Programs leading to Professional Licensure), states the following notification requirements that more closely align with Federal regulations:

SARA has no effect on State professional licensing requirements. Any Institution approved to participate in SARA that offers courses or programs designed to lead to Professional Licensure or certification or advertised as leading to Licensure must satisfy all federal requirements for disclosures regarding such Professional Licensure programs under 34 §C.F.R. 668.43. For SARA purposes, these requirements will also apply to non-Title IV institutions.

For SARA purposes, institutions that are unable, after all reasonable efforts, to determine whether a program will meet state professional licensure requirements shall provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student or applicant to determine whether the program meets requirements for Licensure in the State where the student or applicant is located.

A jurisdiction’s professional licensing boards often require applicants for licensure to meet multiple requirements, including specific educational requirements. An institution’s program might meet all of the educational requirements in one jurisdiction, but not another (for example, an applicant might need to complete an additional class).

Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional information for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek licensure by contacting the jurisdiction. Additional helpful licensing information can be found at:  https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Plan/licensed-occupations.aspx.

Enrolled students who change their address must update their information inside the Student Information System.

P&HCC’s Student Complaint Policy is described on the Student Complaints – Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC.edu) and within the College Catalog. P&HCC strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Students should follow carefully the steps outlined in the Student Complaint Policy to ensure proper and timely resolution of their complaint. Complaints must follow the college’s customary resolution procedure prior to being referred to SCHEV.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

All programs, regardless of modality, are required to provide general (public) and direct (individual) disclosures to students in programs that lead to licensure or certification. This rule applies to educational programs that are either:

  • Designed to meet education requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation

OR

  • Advertised as meeting licensure or certification requirements

The following information is intended to publicly disclose any P&HCC program, no matter the method of delivery, designed to meet educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment or is marketed as such.   The impacted programs are noted below.

Additional helpful licensing information can be found at:  https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Plan/licensed-occupations.aspx.

Licensure/Certification Reciprocity

Licensure Meets state educational requirements for licensure Does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure P&HCC has not made a determination on licensure reciprocity
Emergency Medical Services NREMT
NRP
AEMT
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO,  NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY IL, MT
Nursing RN AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE,  FL, GA,  ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO,  MT, NE, NH,  NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WI, WY AK, CA, CT, HI, IL, MN, NV,  NY, DC, OR, RI, WA MA, MI, OH, PA,
Physical Therapist Assisting CAPTE The curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education    
Practical Nursing LPN AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE,  FL, GA,  ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO,  MT, NE, NH,  NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WI, WY AK, CA, CT, HI, IL, MN, NV,  NY, DC, OR, RI, WA MA, MI, OH, PA,

References:

Business & Information Technology Division

Licensure/Certification Reciprocity

Licensure/ Certification

Meets state educational requirements for licensure

Does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure P&HCC has not made a determination on licensure reciprocity Licensing/ Certification/ Credentialing Organization Website
Certified Paralegal (CP) (Paralegal Program)

AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY National Certification

https://nala.org/

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (Computer Networking. Computer Software Specialist, Cybersecurity)

 

AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY Licensure required to work in VA

National Certification                                                                 https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/

Patrick & Henry Community College has not determined that the programs listed below meet the licensing requirements for the states and U.S. territories other than Virginia.


Program Licensing/Certification/Credentialing Organization
Massage Therapy

Virginia Board of Nursing:
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/AbouttheBoard/FAQ/index.html

American Massage Therapy Association
https://www.amtamassage.org/state-regulations/credentials-massage-therapy-profession/

Nursing Assistant Virginia Board of Nursing:

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/EducationPrograms/ProspectiveStudents/

https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/EducationPrograms/CNAEducation/

P&HCC recommends that any student enrolling in a program at P&HCC leading to external licensure or certification contact the state board, or agency of the program in the state which they wish to practice, for the most complete and up to date information regarding licensure, registration, and certification.  In addition to educational requirements, an agency or board may require additional criteria be met for licensure, certification, registration, etc.  Interested students can click the License Finder | CareerOneStop website for contact information of state licensing agency bodies, by program and/or by state.  Students can also investigate if the occupation requires a license on the License Finder link on the  Licensed Occupations | CareerOneStop website.

 
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