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HEOA DISCLOSURES

State Licensure Information for PCOM Programs

PCOM academic programs meet curricular requirements for state licensure as described below. Please review the information for your program for additional details.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the DO degree by national standards established by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding number of attempts to pass board exams, residency training hours, continuing education credits, etc. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania and Georgia should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The AOA has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Physician Assistant Studies (PA)

The Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the master of science degree by national standards established by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding physician supervision, prescribing practices, etc. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania and Georgia should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree by national standards established by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding submission of transcripts, jurisprudence assessments, criminal background checks, professional liability insurance coverage, and other conditions. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Georgia should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has helpful resources for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the PharmD degree by national standards established by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding internship/externship hours, state specific law exams, and prescription compounding exams. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Georgia should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

The following three (3) states require additional internship/externship hours for licensure: South Dakota (an additional 260 hours), Vermont and Arkansas (an additional 500 hours).

The following 46 states have no additional internship/externship hours required: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

PCOM does not have information regarding additional state licensure requirements in North Carolina.

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Clinical PsyD)

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the PsyD degree by national standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding state jurisprudence exams, number of postdoctoral training hours, APA accredited internship mandate, continuing education credits, etc. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The APA has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (PsyD)

The Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (PsyD) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the PsyD degree by national standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for:

Psychologist Licensure

Students who complete the degree will be eligible for licensure as a psychologist in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding state jurisprudence exams, number of postdoctoral training hours, APA accredited internship mandate, continuing education credits, etc. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The APA has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure. 

School Psychology Certification

In most states, the state education agency specifies the requirements to earn the school psychology practice credential in that state. The School Psychology PsyD program at PCOM is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification program. Students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has different requirements and should refer to each state’s credentialing agency to ensure that PCOM’s program will meet state requirements. Students who complete the degree will be eligible for certification in the State of Pennsylvania.

The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource for navigating state certification.

PCOM has NOT made a determination of meeting School Psychology Certification requirements in the remaining 49 states states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Students enrolled in the PsyD School Psychology program may also earn the MS School Psychology with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis program once all criteria are met. Students who complete the degree will have the coursework required for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis as established by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and may be eligible for specific certification in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state certification requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding licensing as a behavior specialist. Students should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Masters of Science in School Psychology (MS)/Educational Specialist in School Psychology (EdS)

In combination, the MS/EdS programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification program. The MS/EdS is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Students who complete the degree will be eligible for certification in the State of Pennsylvania and be eligible to be credentialed as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

The NCSP credential is currently recognized in 27 states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota ,Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Washington, as meeting the requirements for the state school psychologist credential.

However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and individual state certification requirements may vary. Students who are seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania should refer to each state’s Department of Education website.

PCOM has NOT made a determination of certification eligibility based on academic curriculum in: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

The National Association of School Psychologist website has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Masters of Science in School Psychology (MS)

The MS School Psychology with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the MS degree and board certification in behavior analysis by national standards established by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Students who complete the degree will have the coursework required for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and may be eligible for specific licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.

Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding licensing as a behavior specialist and/or behavior analyst. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

Mental Health Counseling (MHC)

The Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the Master of Science degree by national standards established by the Middle States accrediting agency. The program meets licensure requirements in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania based on the academic curriculum. Students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding state licensing exams, the number of postgraduate clinical hours, continuing education credits, curricular requirements and supervisor requirements. Students should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website in case the state requires additional licensing requirements. PCOM made no determination in any other state.

The American Counseling Association also has a helpful resource for navigating state and interstate licensure.

PCOM Mental Health Counseling program meets licensure requirements in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania based on the academic curriculum.

PCOM has NOT made a determination of whether the Mental Health Counseling program meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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