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If you plan to be in a state other than Virginia while taking courses at VCU, please note that state regulations in every state determine whether VCU may offer you a place in a course or program. VCU participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in VCU’s programs. If you have questions about our NC-SARA status or if the state you will reside in while taking online courses through this program is not indicated as shaded in the map below, please contact Online@vcu.edu in order to determine whether the regulations of your state permit your enrollment at VCU. Thanks again for your interest in the VCU.

(Image Source: National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, updated on August 7, 2018) 


Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. Faculty and administrators in VCU’s academic programs leading to professional licensure help students learn about licensure in a variety of ways. Advisors and clinical coordinators, for example, typically engage students in written and verbal explorations of the professional licensure requirements throughout the program. Some programs include academic units designed to teach students how to comply with professional licensure requirements. Contact individual programs for more information about this topic before applying to a program.

One resource that may prove helpful to students considering applying to VCU is the following directory of state licensing bodies. Consulting this chart may be a helpful step in a process that continues throughout the education and career of a licensed professional.