Regulation on Public Disclosure by the US Department of Education

The Regulation on Public Disclosure by the U.S. Department of Education affects all Higher Education Programs (traditional, online, hybrid), that lead to a Professional Licensure and/or Certification.

Definition of a Professional Licensure Program

A Professional Licensure Program is an academic program offered by an institution of higher learning designed, marketed and/or advertised to meet educational requirements: (1) for a specific license or certification; and (2) is required for employment in an occupation.

Vermont State University offers several programs that are specifically designed to lead to professional licensure and/or certification within the state of Vermont. VTSU also offers programs that prepare students to apply for licensure examinations or certifications within the state of Vermont.

State Authorization

Vermont State University (VTSU) participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprves to students in other states. NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for state requirements for professional licenses or certifications. In other words, the licensing requirements in Vermont may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a professional license in another state.

Non-Vermont Residents

Each state and territory has distinct and legal professional licensure and certification requirements. These may include passing professional examinations, background checks, years of working experience, practicum hours etc. If you are a current or prospective VTSU student in one of our professional licensure programs, and reside outside of Vermont, or if you are seeking professional licensure to practice within another state, it is important that you are familiar with the relevant state licensure requirements with that state. To this end, we encourage you to contact the relevant state professional licensing board to determine your eligibility to practice within that state.

International Students

Prior to enrolling in any program at VTSU, prospective students living or working outside of the United States, are encouraged to confirm with the relevant countries licensing and professional agency whether the VTSU program meet the countries licensure and professional requirement necessary for employment.

Student Responsibility

Vermont State University encourages all prospective non-Vermont resident students considering enrolling in VTSU licensure programs to contact the relevant state licensing board to ensure the program will meet the state’s licensing requirements. VTSU encourages current students in our licensure programs and who are planning to relocate outside of Vermont to contact the relevant state licensing board to ensure the program will meet the state’s licensing requirements.

It is the student’s responsibility to check with the licensing board in their state of residence, or the state where they plan to obtain a professional license for the required credentials. There may be additional licensure requirements in addition to successful degree completion. Students should be aware that state laws, regulations and policies about licensure requirements are subject to change.

Vermont State University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in a state outside of Vermont.

Vermont State University provided state licensing guidance below for its programs that lead to professional licensure within Vermont.