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Licensing Disclosures

Online Learning and State Authorization

Online Learning

Online students are working professionals, parents, veterans and active members of the military who are able to earn their degree while successfully balancing other responsibilities. We offer evening and online courses in a supportive environment, making higher education both accessible and attainable. Spalding currently offers 13 programs that can be completed in the online environment.

State Authorization

Spalding University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Spalding University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE)

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Spalding University seeks to deliver all of our online programs in every state. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are obtained.

SARA is a voluntary agreement that allows states and institutions to offer distance education in other participating states so long as the institution adheres to certain quality and consumer protection standards. More information on SARA can be found here. Kentucky is a member of SARA and Spalding University is an approved SARA institution.

Online Program Disclosures

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Accounting*

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Bachelor of Science in Communication

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Master of Science in Business Communication

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

RN to BSN

Spalding University School of Nursing is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Approval by a state board of nursing makes all graduates eligible for licensure in all 50 US states plus District of Columbia, and four US territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands)

https://www.ncsbn.org/member-boards.htm will confirm this statement.

Master of Arts in School Guidance Counseling

This program is intended to lead to School Counselor Certification, Grades P-12 in the state of Kentucky only.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Masters of Science in Nursing in Nurse Educator

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Masters of Science in Nursing in Nurse Healthcare and Leadership

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy- Post Professional

This program is not intended to meet any professional licensure requirements in any U.S. state, territory, jurisdiction or location.

Spalding University is approved to offer programs to individuals in the following states through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Spalding has been approved with SARA since March 14, 2017.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands

Spalding is currently researching the requirements for approval to offer online programming to people in the following territories and therefore cannot offer online programs to individuals who reside there:

Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Palau

Spalding can offer online programming in the following territories as it has been determined that the territory does not have any regulations or statutes that govern online education programs.

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure

Important note for professional licensure programs: The fact that a given program may be approved to be offered in your state does not indicate or guarantee your eligibility for professional licensure or certification in that state.

Programs Requiring Licensure or Certification

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam is a requirement in all United States jurisdictions in order to obtain licensure as a CPA. Other requirements, such as education and experience requirements, may vary for each state or jurisdiction.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) and the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Accounting (CERT-ACCT) meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories except Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The BSA and the CERT-ACCT do not meet the requirements for full licensure as requirements for full licensure can include but are not limited to 150 total semester hours, post-graduation examinations, reference checks, and/or criminal background checks. Since a Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required to enroll in the Master of Science in Business Communication – Accounting Concentration (MSBC-ACCT), the MSBC-ACCT alone does not meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories.

Spalding University strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Accounting Programs (PDF).

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Accounting

The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam is a requirement in all United States jurisdictions in order to obtain licensure as a CPA. Other requirements, such as education and experience requirements, may vary for each state or jurisdiction.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) and the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Accounting (CERT-ACCT) meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories except Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The BSA and the CERT-ACCT do not meet the requirements for full licensure as requirements for full licensure can include but are not limited to 150 total semester hours, post-graduation examinations, reference checks, and/or criminal background checks. Since a Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required to enroll in the Master of Science in Business Communication – Accounting Concentration (MSBC-ACCT), the MSBC-ACCT alone does not meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories.

Spalding University strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Accounting(PDF).

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Financial Planning

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Financial Planning concentration (BSBA-FP) and the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Financial Planning (CERT-FP) meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) or Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) exam in all states and territories, as this is a national certification. The BSBA-FP and CERT-FP do not meet the requirements for full certification as professional experience hours are required.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for Financial Planning (PDF).

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Financial Planning

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Financial Planning concentration (BSBA-FP) and the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Financial Planning (CERT-FP) meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) or Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) exam in all states and territories, as this is a national certification. The BSBA-FP and CERT-FP do not meet the requirements for full certification as professional experience hours are required.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for Financial Planning (PDF).

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management Concentration (BSBA-HRM) and the Master of Science in Business Communication – Human Resource Management concentration (MSBC-HRM) are officially recognized as fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards. SHRM alignment ensures that the program prepares its students within SHRM’s recommended guidelines for Human Resource education at the graduate level across all states and territories. Graduating BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM students who qualify are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. To qualify, students must be in their final semester of coursework from a SHRM aligned program (BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM), be in good standing for graduation, and have a minimum of direct hours of hands on, real world HR experience. In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (CERT-HRM), a student must first hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The CERT-HRM does not provide all SHRM recommended guidelines and therefore is not SHRM aligned. Not being SHRM aligned does not preclude a student from sitting for the SHRM-CP exam and achieving SHRM-CP certification.

If interested in such certification, Spalding University strongly recommends that you review the qualification requirements before enrolling in the graduate certificate.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for Human Resource Management (PDF).

Bachelor of Science in Education

Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis.

The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. The NASDTEC credential “stages” are shown below in types of KY teaching credentials:

  • Stage 1 -Temporary Provisional certificate (issued for alternate route candidates only)
  • Stage 2 – Statement of Eligibility (issued for all completers of an approved teacher education program)
  • Stages 3, 4 & 5 – Professional Certificate

Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials that were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment, and applicants must meet the requirements of KY regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as seen at 16 KAR 4:030.

The interstate agreement, arranged by NASDTEC, is a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” is a statement by that state or jurisdiction outlining which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by that state. Specifically, the agreement outlines which particular types of educator certificates (teachers, administrators, service personnel, or career/technical), and which particular styles of certifications (titles, fields, etc.) will be accepted.

Such an “acceptance” agreement means that the “receiving” state will issue some form of authorization allowing the inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the “sending” state is acceptable under the agreement. This authorization may be limited in time by the receiving state, and the receiving state may impose additional requirements that need to be accomplished before the educator can teach or practice after the end of the time limit.

It is not a guarantee that all certificate titles will be accepted by a receiving state. For example, in the “sending” state you may hold a “temporary” or “provisional” certificate which is excluded from the agreement signed by the “receiving” state. In such a case, the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement provides no help toward your receipt of a certificate in the “receiving” state.

It is not necessarily “full” reciprocity. The educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate

We recognize that States are continually revising their teacher certification/licensure rules and requirements. Accordingly, we link to the best available information.

For questions about the certification requirements for a specific state, please refer to the contact information contained in the links for the individual states. You might want to look at the certification requirements for your appropriate state and then look for employment/position announcements in the state in which you’re interested.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Education Programs (PDF).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Spalding University is in the process of determining educational and licensure requirements in other US states and territories. Therefore, at this time Spalding University is unable to determine if the Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kentucky. Prior to enrolling in a Spalding program, a student who does not reside in Kentucky should contact applicable licensing board(s) in the student’s home state to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.

Nursing licensure contacts: https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Social Work (PDF).

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Spalding University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program adheres to the standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP academic standards are recognized in most states, including the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Presently the CMHC program is not accredited by CACREP; however, graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Spalding University meet the academic requirements for licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  With regards to other states, it may be required that candidates for licensure to complete a program of study from accredited programs or programs with academic equivalents. In addition, some states may require additional clock hours of field experience. Therefore, beyond completion of this degree, states and territories may stipulate to additional conditions for licensure. If your post-graduation plans include practice outside the state of Kentucky, we recommend exploring licensure stipulations for each state in consideration. For additional informational regarding licensure please contact, Dr. Teah L. Moore, PhD, LPCC at tmoore10@spalding.edu.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PDF).

Master of Arts in Teaching in Education

Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis.

The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. The NASDTEC credential “stages” are shown below in types of KY teaching credentials:

  • Stage 1 -Temporary Provisional certificate (issued for alternate route candidates only)
  • Stage 2 – Statement of Eligibility (issued for all completers of an approved teacher education program)
  • Stages 3, 4 & 5 – Professional Certificate

Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials that were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment, and applicants must meet the requirements of KY regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as seen at 16 KAR 4:030.

The interstate agreement, arranged by NASDTEC, is a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” is a statement by that state or jurisdiction outlining which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by that state. Specifically, the agreement outlines which particular types of educator certificates (teachers, administrators, service personnel, or career/technical), and which particular styles of certifications (titles, fields, etc.) will be accepted.

Such an “acceptance” agreement means that the “receiving” state will issue some form of authorization allowing the inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the “sending” state is acceptable under the agreement. This authorization may be limited in time by the receiving state, and the receiving state may impose additional requirements that need to be accomplished before the educator can teach or practice after the end of the time limit.

It is not a guarantee that all certificate titles will be accepted by a receiving state. For example, in the “sending” state you may hold a “temporary” or “provisional” certificate which is excluded from the agreement signed by the “receiving” state. In such a case, the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement provides no help toward your receipt of a certificate in the “receiving” state.

It is not necessarily “full” reciprocity. The educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate

We recognize that States are continually revising their teacher certification/licensure rules and requirements. Accordingly, we link to the best available information.

For questions about the certification requirements for a specific state, please refer to the contact information contained in the links for the individual states. You might want to look at the certification requirements for your appropriate state and then look for employment/position announcements in the state in which you’re interested.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Education Programs (PDF).

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic trainers practice in all states, the District of Columbia, and territories functioning under the rules and regulations of the state or territory in which they practice. Each state has specific application processes and fees. The Board of Certification Examination provides an assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge, skills and abilities of athletic trainers. This certification is required for practice in all states and territories. Spalding University MSAT Program graduates are eligible to take the certification examination (https://www.bocatc.org/).

For more information regarding individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (PDF).

Master of Science in Business Communication- Accounting

The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam is a requirement in all United States jurisdictions in order to obtain licensure as a CPA. Other requirements, such as education and experience requirements, may vary for each state or jurisdiction.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) and the Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Accounting (CERT-ACCT) meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories except Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The BSA and the CERT-ACCT do not meet the requirements for full licensure as requirements for full licensure can include but are not limited to 150 total semester hours, post-graduation examinations, reference checks, and/or criminal background checks. Since a Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required to enroll in the Master of Science in Business Communication – Accounting Concentration (MSBC-ACCT), the MSBC-ACCT alone does not meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in all states and territories.

Spalding University strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure before enrolling in the program.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Accounting Programs (PDF).

Master of Science in Business Communication- Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management Concentration (BSBA-HRM) and the Master of Science in Business Communication – Human Resource Management concentration (MSBC-HRM) are officially recognized as fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards. SHRM alignment ensures that the program prepares its students within SHRM’s recommended guidelines for Human Resource education at the graduate level across all states and territories. Graduating BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM students who qualify are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. To qualify, students must be in their final semester of coursework from a SHRM aligned program (BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM), be in good standing for graduation, and have a minimum of direct hours of hands on, real world HR experience. In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (CERT-HRM), a student must first hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The CERT-HRM does not provide all SHRM recommended guidelines and therefore is not SHRM aligned. Not being SHRM aligned does not preclude a student from sitting for the SHRM-CP exam and achieving SHRM-CP certification.

If interested in such certification, Spalding University strongly recommends that you review the qualification requirements before enrolling in the graduate certificate.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for Human Resource Management (PDF).

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management Concentration (BSBA-HRM) and the Master of Science in Business Communication – Human Resource Management concentration (MSBC-HRM) are officially recognized as fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards. SHRM alignment ensures that the program prepares its students within SHRM’s recommended guidelines for Human Resource education at the graduate level across all states and territories. Graduating BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM students who qualify are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. To qualify, students must be in their final semester of coursework from a SHRM aligned program (BSBA-HRM and MSBC-HRM), be in good standing for graduation, and have a minimum of direct hours of hands on, real world HR experience. In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (CERT-HRM), a student must first hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The CERT-HRM does not provide all SHRM recommended guidelines and therefore is not SHRM aligned. Not being SHRM aligned does not preclude a student from sitting for the SHRM-CP exam and achieving SHRM-CP certification.

If interested in such certification, Spalding University strongly recommends that you review the qualification requirements before enrolling in the graduate certificate.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for Human Resource Management (PDF)

Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners practice in all states, the District of Columbia, and territories. Nurse practitioners function under the rules and regulations of the state in which they practice. Each state has specific application processes and fees. Completion of a master’s or doctoral degree program and having advanced clinical training beyond the registered nurse training is required for all nurse practitioners. National board certification examination provides a reliable and valid assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners in a specific patient population and role. National board certification is required in most states. Spalding University MSN-FNP graduates are eligible to sit for certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Certification Disclosure for the Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner (PDF).

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is being phased out and is no longer enrolling students into this program.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for MSOT (PDF)

Master of Social Work
The School of Social Work at Spalding University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in full compliance and accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. This accreditation is a requirement of licensure in all fifty states and territories and as such our graduates fully meet this criterion for licensure at both the undergrad and graduate level. Beyond completion of an accredited degree, states and territories may stipulate to additional conditions for licensure. Graduates of all applicable social work programs at Spalding University meet the academic requirement for licensure in the state of Kentucky. If your post-graduation plans include practice outside the state of Kentucky, we recommend exploring licensure stipulations for each state in consideration. We currently have alumni practicing in over 20 states in all aspects of social work practice. For more information regarding licensure please contact Dr. Shannon Cambron, Department Chair at scambron@spalding.edu.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for Social Work (PDF).

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Spalding University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program has received conditional licensure from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (KyCPE), has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has obtained Candidacy Status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

*The entry-level OTD is currently in candidacy status for accreditation and therefore does not yet meet state requirements for professional licensure. The post-professional OTD only enrolls students who already hold professional licensure.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for OTD (PDF)

Occupational Therapy contacts: https://www.nbcot.org/-/media/NBCOT/PDFs/State_Contact_List.ashx

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

The School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University makes every effort to ensure state licensure information is current; however, state requirements may change. If you are planning to pursue a license as a psychologist in a specific state, we strongly recommend you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state for information and guidance regarding licensure requirements before beginning our PsyD program. To the best of our knowledge, no Spalding SOPP graduate has been denied licensure in any state due to insufficiencies in the education or training we provide.  As we are located in Kentucky, we ensure our PsyD program complies with all licensing requirements in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

For more information on professional licensure preparation to practice psychology, please contact SOPP Chair, Dr. Brenda Nash, bnash@spalding.edu.

For more information on licensing requirements, please see the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) webpage https://www.asppb.net/page/psybook. In addition to educational requirements, all states require the completion of supervised predoctoral practicum hours and a predoctoral internship. These aspects are also required for the doctoral of psychology degree in clinical psychology at Spalding University. In addition to education and training requirements for the doctoral degree, however, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience for full licensure as well as the passage of the national licensure exam (EPPP Step 1, or Step 1 and 2). Some jurisdictions also require an oral examination of competency and a jurisprudence exam for licensure. These requirements are beyond the curricular requirements described in this disclosure as they occur after graduation. Further, many jurisdictions require a doctorate from an APA accredited program. Spalding’s PsyD program is currently and has been continuously accredited by APA since 1989.

For more information on if this program meets individual state and US territory requirements, please review the Licensure Disclosure for PsyD.

General Notification for All Students

Spalding University strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure, before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency in the disclosures below.

Change of Requirements or relocation during program

Please note that licensure requirements are always subject to change. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. While Spalding University will confirm the licensure requirements on a routine basis, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state/territory board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice. Please note that relocating while completing your program could impact whether you will meet the eligibility requirement for licensure.  Please check with the state where you will be seeking licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Student Complaint Procedure

Students seeking to resolve a complaint regarding their online program should see our complaint policy listed here in the university catalog).