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Professional Licensure Disclosures

This website provides information to students on the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the United States. This determination has been made by the academic schools that offer the programs. This disclosure is being made in compliance with Federal Regulations 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c).

For the purpose of this website, states include the District of Columbia and the U.S. protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

State licensing boards may have additional requirements beyond degree completion to obtain a license such as supervised clinical experiences, background checks, years of experience, or professional examination. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. This website includes a page for each state and territory with links to the state licensure boards.

Completion of an SIU degree does not guarantee employment in any profession.


SIUC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation body recognized by the US Department of Education. A complete listing of accredited programs is maintained by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


SIUC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which permits SIUC to offer distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than Illinois. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt students from state professional licensing requirements in other states.   

International Students 

Prior to enrolling in any program at SIU, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate certifying agency whether successful completion of any degree program at SIUC will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment. 


If a student is considering moving to another state, this website is an important resource. Students should inform SIUC of a change of address so that we can notify you of changes important to your professional goals.