Professional Certifications and Licensure Disclosures
North American University Narrative:
North American University is required under federal law to disclose information about its programs that may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation. Specifically, North American University is required to disclose whether these programs will fulfill the educational requirements for licensure or certification in each state where its students are located. North American University is researching the educational requirements for licensure or certification outside of Texas.
At this time, North American University has not made a final determination regarding whether completion of each of its undergraduate and graduate programs that may lead to a professional license or certification would be sufficient to meet the licensure requirements in other states for that occupation. Each licensing authority sets and enforces its own professional licensing standards, and these standards are subject to change. Every student should inquire directly to the licensing authority in the jurisdiction where the student plans to seek licensure to determine if there are mandatory requirements to be licensed or certified to practice and to confirm that you will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice.
Completion of a North American University program does not guarantee employment or licensure in a given profession. Some state laws require a criminal background check, which may disqualify an individual from obtaining licensure or certification. Background checks are often required prior to field experience or internships, as a result, it is your responsibility to determine if you may have any circumstances that may result in barriers to licensure or certification.
If you have any questions or if you would like assistance in determining if your selected program is authorized in a particular state, please contact your department or program.
North American University 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 Texas. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Texas may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.
Prior to enrolling in any program at North American University, 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 North American University will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment. International students should inquire specifically about the types of employment or advanced/specialized educational programs they are interested in.
Student Location Notice
Professional licensure requirements vary by location and disclosures to students are required when a program does not meet the requirements within the student’s location. Determining student location is important to ensure North American University’s compliance with federal and state regulations requiring the University to disclose state-specific professional licensure information to students based on where they are located.
A student’s location is defined as the place in which a student is currently living (e.g. current address) at the time of enrollment in a professional or occupational licensure or certification program, not the student’s state of residency.
How to Make Changes to Student Location
Students may notify North American University of a change in their location by changing their student record current address information. Students may change their current address information by contacting the Registrar in one of the following ways:
For more information on student record information, please visit The Registrar’s Office website.