Licensure Disclosures

Does This Program Meet Requirements for Licensure in My State?

Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. The programs at Fairmont State University have been designed to meet relevant requirements for programs in the State of West Virginia. Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in their state or territory are strongly encouraged to check their state’s or territory's information below and contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state. Licensure requirements may include educational or degree requirements, professional examinations, background checks, work experience, character and fitness qualifications, fingerprinting, drug screening, and other requirements.

Potential changes in requirements:

Students who plan to pursue licensure outside of West Virginia should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program's ability to meet any new educational requirements. It is the responsibility of students to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and make sure that they meet those requirements.

Important note for relocating during the course of a program:

Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their program to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Students may use the links provided below to obtain information regarding licensure requirements for various states. Students should use available information to make an independent determination regarding the appropriateness of Fairmont State University programs for their educational and post-graduation plans.


The hyperlinks below lead to websites created and maintained by other organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. Fairmont State University does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Furthermore, the inclusion of these hyperlinks is not intended to reflect their importance or to endorse the organizations sponsoring the websites. The inclusion of these hyperlinks is also not intended to endorse the views expressed, or the products or services offered, on the websites. Please note that privacy policies on these websites may differ from those of Fairmont State University.

Links to State Information

The following hyperlinks lead to websites that may help to answer any questions that you may have or provide you with guidance on who to contact.


Fairmont State University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory  



Nursing Specific

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) –

Teacher Education & Educational Leadership

State Education Agency’s -

Contact Info

Office of Recruitment
Turley Student Services Center
Room 105
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: (800) 641-5678
Phone: (304) 367-4010
TDD: (304) 367-4200
Fax: (304) 367-4789