Degree programs at Concordia College that are intended to result in professional licensure and certification are designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of Minnesota.

Per the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) we are obligated to disclose whether or not Concordia's programs will meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in any of the US states or territories. The information below reflects, to the best of our knowledge, accurate information about each of our licensing programs.

The curricula for programs leading to licensure at Concordia College are designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in the state of Minnesota and to prepare students to apply for licensure examinations and/or certification. Each state and territory may have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Examples of other licensure requirements include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting, etc. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Minnesota 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.

Accounting

Per the U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), we have determined that the bachelor's program in Public Accountancy meet the educational requirements in Minnesota to take the Certified Public Accountacy (CPA) examination. There may be additional requirements needed, such as background checks, sponsorship, etc., required for certification. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Minnesota need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. 

This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020.

Education

Per the U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), we have determined that the bachelor's programs meet the educational requirements to become a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota. For all remaining states, we have not yet made a determination in this regard. Individuals can search for specific state information via the U.S. Department of Education.

This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020. 

Long-Term Care Administration

Per the U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), we have determined that our Long-Term Care Administration curriculum meets educational requirements for professional licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in Minnesota. For all remaining states, we have not yet made a determination in this regard. This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020. Individuals can search for specific state information via the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.
 
This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020.

Nursing

Concordia College’s undergraduate Pre-Licensure nursing curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states/jurisdictions: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin.

Concordia College has not made the determination if the undergraduate Pre-Licensure nursing curriculum meets the state educational requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, American Samoa, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.

This information has been gathered from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website and will be updated annually on July 1. Changes can be made to the requirements, and it is the student's responsibility to verify eligibility requirements.

This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020.

Nutrition/Dietetics

The undergraduate Didactic program in Dietetics at Concordia College provides students the educational preparation to apply to enter a dietetic internship program, which is necessary to become a registered dietician. The Combined Dietetic Internship and Master of Science in Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics Leadership program provides the required educational background and internship hours to be eligible write the examination to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) in Minnesota. Determinations about other states have not yet been made. 

This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020.

Social Work

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories recognize CSWE-accredited social work programs as meeting educational requirements for social work licensure in that jurisdiction. Applicants for social work licensure must also always meet additional requirements in every state and U.S. territory, including, but not limited to, passage of national exams, additional training, coursework, and supervised clinical experiences. Concordia's social work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

This information is accurate as of July 1, 2020.