State Professional Licensure Disclosures

The Otterbein University curriculum for programs customarily leading to licensure or certification have been designed to meet requirements in Ohio. This means coursework combined with experiential learning requirements work together to prepare students to apply for licensure exams and/or apply for licensure or certification in the State of Ohio. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio must review state educational requirements for licensure and certification, as state licensure boards oversee the rules and regulations within their states. Contact information is provided in the sections below.

Effective July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education requires all higher education institutions who participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs to inform prospective and matriculated students of Otterbein’s determination of whether our programs meet requirements in the state where the student is located. It is important for students to understand their location will impact their ability to apply for licensure or certification at the conclusion of their program.

Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio should review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information in the sections provided below. Each department or program includes a list of states and an indication of the degree to which the Otterbein program meets the requirements of the other state. Options include the following:

  • Meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the noted state.
  • Does not meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the noted state.
  • It has not been determined whether completion of this program meets educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the noted state.

State licensure and certification requirements are subject to change. Students should monitor state information as provided by Otterbein University while in their programs as well as verifying with the appropriate state licensure or certification board upon program completion.

State Authorization

Otterbein University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than Ohio. Our NC-SARA membership does not provide reciprocity or exemption from state professional licensing requirements. It is important to note that licensing and certification requirements in Ohio may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license or certificate in another state. For more information, visit our NC-SARA page.

Location

According to the Otterbein Campus Life Handbook, all students not residing in theme houses, the Commons, or residence halls are required to notify the Student Affairs Office of their address and phone number one week prior to the first day of class autumn semester (or any time the student’s address or phone number changes). This information is retained in the University student information system and used, in conjunction with home information, to determine when individualized professional licensure disclosures are needed. Students failing to comply with this Otterbein regulation could be fined and/or face disciplinary action.

See the lists below for licensure or certification information about programs in different states.

Athletic Training

Completion of Otterbein University’s Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Athletic Training programs meets educational requirements to apply for national Board of Certification (BOC) athletic trainer certification. Students completing the bachelor’s level program will have until July 2023 to apply for licensure without a master’s degree.

This program meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Ohio

This program does not meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories

N/A

It has not been determined whether completion of this program meets educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, 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, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

For more information, see the websites for the following accrediting bodies:

Accounting

Passage of the Uniform CPA Exam is a licensure requirement to become a CPA. Educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam are established by the state licensure board and vary by state. More information about this field is available from the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) and The Accountancy Board of Ohio (ABO). Otterbein University offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Accounting and Public Accounting. The Public Accounting major includes the 150 semester hours of course work required to sit for the CPA exam.

This program meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Ohio

This program does not meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

N/A

It has not been determined whether completion of this program meets educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, 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, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

For more information, see the websites for the following accrediting bodies:

Education

Otterbein University offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, non-degree licensure programs, and non-degree endorsement programs. A list of Ohio teaching licenses available through Otterbein can be found on the Otterbein Department of Education page. More information about teacher licensure in Ohio is available on the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) website.

Programs meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Ohio

Programs do not meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

N/A

It has not been determined whether completion of these programs meets educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, 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, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Nursing

Completion of Otterbein University’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program meets educational requirements to apply for the NCLEX exam.

Completion of Otterbein’s CCNE accredited MS in Nursing program or the MSN portion of the BSN-DNP program with a focus on the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) meets educational requirements to apply for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (ANCC FNP-BC) certification and/or Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP FNP) certification.

Completion of Otterbein’s CCNE accredited MS in Nursing program or the MSN portion of the BSN-DNP program with a focus on the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) meets educational requirements to apply for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (ANCC PMHNP-BC) certification.

Completion of Otterbein’s CCNE and The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) Accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on Nurse Anesthesia meets educational requirements to apply for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist certification.

Programs meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Ohio

Programs do not meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

N/A

It has not been determined whether completion of these programs meets educational requirements to apply for licensure or certification in the following states and U.S. territories:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, 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, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

For more information, see the websites for the following accrediting bodies: