Professional Licensure Programs

Regis University is committed to providing clear and transparent information to prospective and current students regarding its programs and professional licensure.

What is a professional licensure program? A professional licensure program is an academic program designed, marketed, and/or advertised to meet the educational requirements for a specific license or certification and is required for employment in an occupation.

Professional licensing standards, and the fields and occupations regulated by state licensing agencies, vary widely from state to state.  Prior to beginning any course of study, anyone seeking an academic program to prepare for employment in a licensed profession should always contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state in which they wish to work to determine requirements and ensure program compatibility.  Students should also review the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to fieldwork, supervised clinical experiences, and national examinations.

The decision to grant a license or certification is the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. Regis University cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any jurisdiction.

Completing an academic program is typically only one aspect of meeting professional licensure requirements.  Many states require that individuals meet additional requirements in order to qualify for licensure, including but not limited to additional coursework and training, supervised clinical experiences, and successful passage of state or national exams. Other licensure requirements may include background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.  State laws, regulations, and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time.

For some professional fields, states have established structures to allow for “licensure portability”.  This refers to the ability of an individual to acquire a license in one state and transfer that license to another state or U.S. jurisdiction.  This is also sometimes referred to as “licensure reciprocity”.  Some Regis University students may obtain licensure in Colorado and then need to seek licensure in another state. Students are reminded that is their responsibility to check with the state licensing agency to determine all rules and regulations regarding licensure transfers or reciprocity.  Students should also remember that moving to another state during the course of their program could impact their ability to meet licensing requirements.  Again, Regis University cannot guarantee attainment of licensure in any jurisdiction.

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) – General notifications for programs leading to professional licensure or certification, Regis University is providing the information below to inform students if our academic programs will or will not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific professional licensure that is required for employment in the field. This information is reviewed and updated annually and was last reviewed in July 2020. While Regis University strives to ensure that the information contained herein is current and accurate, if you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Colorado, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning the academic program.

Licensure Disclosures by Program

This site is currently under construction; however, for prospective students please contact your admissions counselor at 303-458-4900/1-800-944-7667 or ruadmissions@regis.edu for specific questions regarding licensure in any state or territory you may be interested. For current students considering a change in location, contact your academic advisor or program coordinator. Thank you for your patience as we continue to research and provide you the most accurate information.