UNT is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Texas. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Texas may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state. At this time UNT cannot determine if our programs meet the licensing requirements for states other than Texas. Please contact the appropriate licensing agency in those other states to request information and additional guidance before beginning or continuing a program that leads to licensure or certification.
Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
University of North Texas offers academic programs that lead to professional licensure to practice in the State of Texas. Students considering these programs should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling. Some programs have practicum or internship requirements. There may be pre-qualifications for licensure, such as fingerprinting or a criminal background check. Students and prospective students are encouraged to contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to enrolling of beginning any internship/practicum. Successful degree completion is often not the only requirement to obtain a license. Post-graduation exams or experience may also be required. State laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. Please note it is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. UNT shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.