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State Authorization & Licensure

Live Outside Florida?
If you’re interested in an online program that may lead to professional licensure and you reside outside Florida, please check licensing requirements in your home state prior to applying. You’ll want to make sure the program meets licensing criteria in the state where you intend to work.  More >

FSU is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Our membership enables us to admit students to online degree programs from all 50 states and most territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Online Programs that Lead to Licensure

Many online courses and programs lead to professional licensure. Whether your academic path leads to a career in social work, speech pathology, law, teaching, or another field, you may need a license to practice.

Before Applying

All online programs at FSU that lead to licensure meet Florida’s licensing requirements. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work). If you live outside Florida, check licensing requirements in your state before beginning an academic program. We've provided a list of licensing boards by state below, or you can also contact us for guidance.

Once Admitted

FSU sends a notification to all students registered in an online program or course that leads to licensure. That notification provides state licensure information specific to your program.

State Licensing Boards

In the dropdown menu below, you can find links to each of the organizations that govern professional licensure in your state. Contact the professional board specific to your career path to make sure you’re aware of its licensing requirements.


All online programs at FSU that lead to licensure meet Florida’s licensing requirements. If you plan on practicing in the state of Florida, you do not need to contact Florida licensing boards before applying and enrolling in one of our online programs.

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