Many USC degree and certificate programs satisfy education requirements for licensure or certification in various health and professional areas. In addition to educational requirements, licensure and/or certification almost always include other requirements such as practicums, internships, residencies, etc., and typically involve one or more examinations. The exams may involve a national exam paired with additional state exams that reflect the standards of that state. All of these requirements, rules, and exams usually vary from state to state. Adding to the complexity, some students may study an area without intending to pursue licensure.
As you see, the professional landscape is quite varied and complicated. This website provides a listing of USC programs that satisfy education requirements for licensure or certification. In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, it also provides:
- A list of all States for which USC has determined that its curriculum meets State educational requirements for licensure or certification,
- A list of all States for which USC has determined that its curriculum does not meet State educational requirements for professional licensure or certification, and
- A list of all States for which USC has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification.
This site provides more. It gives you links to USC’s complaint process and links to complaint processes for accreditors for the program in which you are enrolled.