Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Statement

General Disclosure

Notice to students pursuing programs that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.

The following programs (Professional Program, MS Accounting, and BBA Accounting (additional coursework required)) may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum.


States/Territories that Do Meet Requirements:

Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, CNMI, Delaware, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana,  New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington D.C., Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


States/Territories that Do Not Meet Requirements:

Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska: Require govt/nonprofit accounting course

California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina: Have very specific hour requirements

Missouri, New York, Puerto Rico, South Carolina: Require more than 30 hours of accounting coursework

Rhode Island: Require advanced financial accounting course

Territories where a determination has not yet been made:

American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program.  If you are going to a state that does not meet the requirements, please meet with an advisor.