Professional Licensure Disclosure

St Cloud Technical & Community College offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Minnesota.  This page provides information on licensure requirements as they pertain to specific SCTCC programs.  

St Cloud Technical & Community College offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Minnesota. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure functions. Some states require an individual to graduate from an approved program. Others require an individual to “meet [the] certification requirements of a national organization”. A specific amount of training can also be required as well as passage of an exam based on a state requisite exam score. Often, licensed professionals must complete continuing education on an annual basis (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2018). This disclosure is intended to prevent students from studying for years to enter professions only to realize upon graduation that they do not meet state-level requirements for employment.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College 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 Minnesota. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Minnesota may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in another state.

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may affect if the student can 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.

For each of the programs listed below, we provide a list of states where we have made a determination about whether your preparation at SCTCC will meet the requirements of professional licensure in those states. We encourage all students to directly contact any professional licensing bodies in other states. We can assist you if you have questions. Reach out to the Dean of your program, Career Services, or your advisor for additional assistance.

Health Sciences and Nursing

Dean: Robert Muster, Ph.D. 
Email: robert.muster@sctcc.edu

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States where no determination could be made

Arkansas, California, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

Additional Information

Minnesota has radiography requirements and requires the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exam. Some states have varying levels of licenses based on procedures allowable. Where a determination has not been made, it is because the state requires a state exam and did not explicitly state they will accept an out-of-state licensure examination in place of their state exam.

Sources Used

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB): https://www.danb.org/Meet-State-Requirements/State-Specific-Information.aspx

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 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, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Additional Information

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) which is a requirement for sitting for the certification exam. Our program prepares students for the AHIMA RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology) exam. Passing the RHIT exam leads to national certification which is recognized in all states. Therefore, we have determined that our programs meet the certification requirements for all states.

Sources Used American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): https://www.ahima.org/certification-careers/certifications/rhit/

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin

States where SCTCC curriculum does not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state

Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia

States where no determination has been made

Alabama, Arizona, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,

New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, District of Columbia

Additional Information

For further information, please go to the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website to look up each state’s initial licensure educational requirements: https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm Students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state they would like to be initially licensed in for more specific information.

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin

States where SCTCC curriculum does not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state

Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia

States where no determination has been made

Alabama, Arizona, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, District of Columbia

Additional Information

For further information, please go to the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website to look up each state’s initial licensure educational requirements: https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm Students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state they would like to be initially licensed in for more specific information.

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Minnesota

States where no determination has been made

At this time, we are unable to determine if our program meets the licensure requirements for any state besides Minnesota.

Additional Information

While Paramedic program leads to national certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, additional requirements vary by state, and we are unable to determine if our program will meet those additional requirements. Those interested in being licensed or certified outside of Minnesota should contact the state in which they are seeking a license to inquire about requirements in that state.

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Minnesota

States where no determination has been made

At this time, we are unable to determine if our program meets the licensure requirements for any state besides Minnesota.

Additional Information

Our program prepares students for the CST exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). According to the Associate of Surgical Technologists, AST, the following states have passed laws related to the education and certification of surgical technologists: Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Idaho. The following states require surgical technologists to register in order to work in the state: Colorado, North Dakota, and Washington. The following states offer optional registration/title protection for surgical technologists: Arkansas, Illinois, and Virginia. AST has a resource for determining state laws for surgical technologists, which can be found here: https://www.ast.org/Public_Policy/Legislative_Overview/

Skilled Trades & Industry

Emmanuel Awuah, Ph.D.
Email: emmanuel.awuah@sctcc.edu

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

States where no determination has been made

Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Additional Information

Not all states require state-level licensing or certification, but allow municipalities to set standards. More information including contact information for state governing boards can be found at https://www.nccer.org/news-research/reciprocity-map

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Minnesota

States where no determination has been made

At this time, we are unable to determine if our program meets the licensure or certification requirements for any state besides Minnesota.

Additional Information

Those interested in being licensed or certified outside of Minnesota should contact the state in which they are seeking a license to inquire about requirements in that state.

States where SCTCC curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state.

Minnesota

States where no determination has been made

At this time, we are unable to determine if our program meets the licensure or certification requirements for any state besides Minnesota.

Additional Information

Those interested in being licensed or certified outside of Minnesota should contact the state in which they are seeking a license to inquire about requirements in that state.