Professional Licensure Disclosures

Tulsa Community College offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Oklahoma. 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).

Some programs at TCC lead to a license and/or certification in Oklahoma. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

State Authorization

TCC 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 Oklahoma. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Oklahoma may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

Relocation

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact 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.

International Students

Prior to enrolling in any program at Tulsa Community College (TCC), 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 TCC 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.

Responsibility of Students

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students 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 beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that 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. 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. TCC 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.

College Licensing Disclosures

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) pre-education requirements

The curriculum for programs customarily leading to licensure at TCC have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in Oklahoma as well as preparing students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma 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 to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

Accreditation

In addition to the institution’s accreditation, some programs offered at TCC result in the participants earning a license or certification. These programs have earned accreditation by industry specific accrediting bodies. Please use the contact information for Professional Licensing Boards to learn about the required licensing or certification for your desired program, and the state specific requirements if you are a non-Oklahoma resident that wishes to participate in one of these programs.

TCC Programs Customarily Leading to Licensure

Professional Licensure Disclosures indicate one of the three options for each State (For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2):

  • Meets Licensure Requirements
  • Does not Meet Licensure Requirements
  • Licensure Compliance Undetermined

If you have questions regarding any program not listed in the Professional Licensure Disclosures, please contact the Director of the School within which the program resides.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

To view more programs use the drop-down arrow located at the top right hand corner of the table to select the program(s) you wish to see.

State Aviation Science Technology Dental Hygiene Nursing Occupational Therapy Assistant Physical Therapy Assistant Sign Language Interpreter Veterinary Technician
Oklahoma Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements
Alabama Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Alaska Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
American Samoa Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined
Arizona Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Arkansas Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
California Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Colorado Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Connecticut Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Delaware Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
District of Columbia Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Florida Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Georgia Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
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Hawaii Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Idaho Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Illinois Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Indiana Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Iowa Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Kansas Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Kentucky Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Louisiana Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Maine Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Maryland Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Massachusetts Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Michigan Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Minnesota Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Mississippi Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Missouri Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Montana Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Nebraska Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Nevada Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
New Hampshire Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
New Jersey Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
New Mexico Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
New York Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
North Carolina Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
North Dakota Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Northern Mariana Islands Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined
Ohio Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Oregon Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Pennsylvania Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Puerto Rico Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Rhode Island Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
South Carolina Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
South Dakota Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Tennessee Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Texas Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
US Virgin Islands Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Utah Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Vermont Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Virginia Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Washington Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
West Virginia Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Wisconsin Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined
Wyoming Undetermined Undetermined Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Meets Licensure Requirements Undetermined Undetermined

Individual Licensure Disclosures

Prior to prospective student enrollment, students are being advised as to what determination has been made in terms of whether the program meets the student's home state PLC pre-education requirements. Each enrolled and prospective student is receiving a 30-day notice of any adverse actions filed against the institution by a state or accrediting agency: 30-day notification. Each enrolled and prospective student is being advised with a 14-day notice if a program in which they are enrolled ceases to meet professional licensure/certification pre-education requirements in Oklahoma.

Additional Notifications

Institutional Complaint Processes

TCC provides a process for enrolled students and the public to submit non-academic complaints. The process for such complaints is contained in the Student Grievance Policy. Student Complaints can be submitted electronically using the Student Complaint form.

State Complaint Processes and Contacts

Within two years of the incident regarding the complaint, individuals who are enrolled in distance education offerings (i.e. online courses and supervised field experiences) and who are unable to resolve the issue internally can also submit their complaints to TCC’s accreditation body the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and you can contact the Higher Learning Commission at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 or call 1-800-621-7440. If you would like to file a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission you can do so by sending an email to complaints@hlcommission.org. If you are a resident of the state of Oklahoma and feel the need to take your complaint to the state level, the appropriate authority in the State of Oklahoma is the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Federal Program Integrity rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions to provide to all students including students and prospective students contact information needed to file a complaint with the accrediting agency and with relevant state agencies. To see the list that includes contact info for all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the protectorates, please see the Student Complaint Information by State and Agency.

Consumer Disclosures for Students

For additional consumer disclosures see the Student Consumer Information Disclosures page. For TCC’s the refund policy see the Course Enrollment and Withdrawal page.

Adverse Actions

  • As of July 1, 2020, TCC has no previous, current or pending adverse actions initiated by any state agencies.
  • As of July 1, 2020, TCC has no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any accrediting agencies.

National Entities (Licensing Boards or Accreditors)

Due to state sovereignty, state professional licensing board have unique standards for occupations that require either licensure or certification. “Occupational licensing laws” establish these “standards” “which may include specific education or training, work experience, examinations, background checks and professional organization membership reequipments” (Smith, Michaluk, Hall & Kanode, 2018, p. 3). To become licensed, prospective licensees must “demonstrate that they meet all the requirement professional standards” and pay the “registration and licensing fees” (p. 3). Across the United States, “over 1,000 different occupations require “occupational licensing” (p. 3). After becoming licensed, those who obtain a license agree to “adhere to a strict professional code of conduct” and are monitored as well as typically required [to undertake] ongoing training [along with] reporting” (p. 4).

Professional Licensing Boards by State

It is highly recommended you also contact the state in which you plan to practice to verify any state requirements before beginning your program at TCC. The US Department of Education provides information about most licensed professions by state.

Licensure Information by Profession

Disclaimer of Endorsement: The links below lead to websites created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience.

Aviation Science Technology

Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) – Licenses & Certificates

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) – Professional Licensure Directory Physical

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following:

CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

The PTA program at TCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Contact Information:
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 706-3245
accreditation@apta.org

The program’s current status is full accreditation. Students who wish to practice in a state other than Oklahoma may or may not have additional requirements to complete prior to applying for the PTA license.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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 AOTA State Licensure.

Veterinary Technician

Sign Language Interpreter

The Interpreter Certification and Resource Center (ICRC) – Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) system