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Professional Licensure

Under 34 CFR Sec. 668.43, new federal regulations have been adopted that create new disclosure requirements for professional licensure programs regardless of the mode of delivery in that the rules apply to both face-to-face and distance education programs. Per the new rules, institutions are required to determine the states in which a student and prospective student is located for the purpose of disclosing state-specific professional licensure information to students based on the state in which a student is located.

The University of Hartford offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Connecticut. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Connecticut should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board.

The University of Hartford is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership allows us to provide distance education programs to individuals located in other states. All states with the exception of California participate in. SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt students from state professional licensure requirements. Additionally, host states requiring approval of supervised field experiences by agencies or boards responsible for fields requiring licensure or certification for practice remain in effect.