Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement
Xavier University offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Ohio. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure is acquired. Some states require an individual to graduate from an accredited program. Others require individuals to obtain additional coursework, additional fieldwork, background checks, passage of additional state licensing exams, additional fees, or other requirements.
Xavier University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation body recognized by the US Department of Education. For more information, visit Xavier University's Accreditation Website
Xavier University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows us to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than Ohio. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Ohio may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.
Should a student relocate during the course of a program to another state, it may impact the student’s ability to remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements, and/or continue to receive financial aid funding. Prior to considering relocation, please contact your program to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.
Prior to enrolling in any program at Xavier University, 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 Xavier University will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment, as to certain types of employment or for advanced/specialized educational programs.
Professional Licensure Requirements
The curriculum for programs customarily leading to licensure at Xavier University have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in Ohio as well as preparing students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Ohio. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Ohio need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. 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.
Xavier University 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 since all situations are unique and requirements may change.
Currently, Xavier University is researching whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio. See the list below of professional licensure programs offered at Xavier University for specific information.
Accounting (BSBA, MS in Accountancy)
The Williams College of Business at Xavier University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The BSBA in Accounting and the MS in Accountancy are accredited under the College’s accreditation status. The Department of Accounting is not separately accredited.
Requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license vary by state and involve more than successful degree completion. Candidates for licensure need to satisfy other requirements, including but not limited to completing an application, paying a fee, passing licensure exams, and work experience.
As of July 1, 2020, Xavier University has made the following determinations:
The BSBA in Accounting by itself does not meet all the educational requirements for any states, because all states require 150 credit hours.
Ohio: Candidates for CPA licensure in Ohio must meet, among other things, certain educational requirements. Those educational requirements include (a) 150 total college credit hours, (b) 30 credit hours of accounting courses, and (c) 24 credit hours of non-accounting business courses.
The BSBA in Accounting provides at least 120 total credit hours, 30 credit hours of accounting courses and 24 credit hours of non-accounting business courses. Candidates would need to earn up to 30 additional credit hours to satisfy requirement (a). The BSBA in Accounting meets requirements (b) and (c) for Ohio.
The MS in Accountancy degree by itself satisfies requirements (b) and (c), per Ohio rules. Combined with a bachelor’s degree providing at least 120 credit hours, the MS in Accountancy meets all the educational requirements for Ohio.
Other states: As of July 1, 2020, Xavier University has determined that the combination of (1) a bachelor’s degree providing at least 120 credit hours and (2) the MS in Accountancy meets the educational requirements of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
As of July 1, 2020, Xavier University has not made a determination regarding whether the MS in Accountancy meets the educational requirements for any other states.
For more information, see Professional Licensure by State: Accounting.
Athletic Training (MSAT)
The Xavier University MS in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of Xavier University's athletic training program receive a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC, Inc.) exam. BOC certification is a requirement for licensure in many states, however it does not guarantee the ability to obtain a license to practice athletic training in the United States. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Athletic Training.
Counseling (MA – School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
The Xavier University MA in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Graduates of the School Counseling program and Clinical Mental Health Counseling program receive a Master of Arts degree and are eligible to sit for their respective licensure exam.
Xavier University‘s School Counseling Program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Students who successfully complete the program and pass the licensure exam are eligible for a Pupil Services License, as a Licensed School Counselor (LSC) for 5 years. All students must obtain an Ohio license before applying for licensure in another state. Information on licensure requirements vary by state.
Xavier University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Students who successfully complete the program and pass the licensure exam are eligible to practice in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students who are interested in obtaining a license in another state should check with the licensing board in that state to ensure that Xavier meets the educational requirements. Information on licensure requirements vary by state. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Counseling.
Education (BA, BS, M.Ed., MSEd.)
Requirements for teacher licensure vary by state and may involve more than successful degree completion. Graduates who apply for licensure may need to satisfy other requirements, such as completing an application, paying a fee, additional coursework, and passing associated state licensure exams.
The School of Education at Xavier University is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Xavier University's undergraduate, graduate, and endorsement educator preparation programs are also approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Students who successfully complete the programs and pass all associated state licensure exams are eligible to be recommended for either a 4 Year Ohio Resident Educator License, 5 Year Professional License (for Educational Administration and School Counseling students), or Endorsement. All students must obtain an Ohio license before applying for licensure in another state. Note that employment, salary, and occupational advancement are not guaranteed.
For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Education.
Nursing (BSN, MIDAS, FNP)
Licensure in the United States is regulated by individual regulatory bodies known as State Boards of Nursing. These state boards join together in an independent organization known as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to act together on areas of common interest including the development of the nursing licensure examinations. Individual state boards of nursing determine requirements for those practicing nursing with in their states. The components of the licensure process include verification of graduation from an approved pre-licensure RN program and verification of successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). States vary on required additional requirements, training, and documentation. Information on the licensure process can be found at website https://www.ncsbn.org
Xavier University College of Nursing’s baccalaureate program in nursing is approved by the State of Ohio and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Colleges of Nursing (CCNE). Graduates of the BSN program meet the requirements to apply for licensure in the State of Ohio.
For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Nursing. For more information on a state-by-state basis for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, see Professional Licensure by State: FNP.
Occupational Therapy (MOT, OTD)
Xavier University prepares students for an Ohio Occupational Therapy license as graduates of the program, entry-level masters (Accredited Status granted by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education known as ACOTE) or entry-level doctorate (Candidacy Status granted by ACOTE), will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) www.nbcot.org.
ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.
Successful completion of this exam (and the meeting of NBCOT application requirements) credentials an individual as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). For more information, please contact Dr. Carol Scheerer, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or attain state licensure.
The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (PsyD) is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Requirements for licensure as a psychologist vary from state to state, and can include additional examinations (such as the EPPP and a state-specific examination), background checks, additional experience, and fees. State boards evaluate each applicant individually to determine eligibility and make the final determination regarding licensure. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Psychology.
Radiologic Technology (AS)
Xavier University’s Radiologic Technology Program meets the educational requirements for certification and registration for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination. By successfully passing the ARRT examination, you will be credential as a Registered Technologist in Radiography [R.T (R)]. This national credentialing agency is recognized by all fifty states. The State of Ohio requires radiologic technologists to hold a state license so you can apply for an Ohio state license from the Ohio Department of Health. To find out more information about the ARRT you can visit their website at www.arrt.org. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Radiologic Technologist.
Social Work (BSW)
The BSW Program at Xavier has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for over 35 years. In many states, one of which is Ohio, students graduating with a BSW from an accredited program can take the licensure exam towards becoming a licensed social worker. Licensure requirements vary by state and most jurisdictions require you establish your eligibility before you register to take the test. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Professional Licensure by State: Social Work.