Professional Licensure 


Are you interested in a program that requires a professional license in your state?

Before enrolling, you are strongly advised to check with your state's professional licensing board to confirm whether the program will meet your state's requirements. A program leading to professional licensure in Colorado might not lead to licensure elsewhere because requirements are different from state to state. The University of Colorado has not determined whether a program meets the requirements for professional licensure outside of Colorado.

If you need help, please contact your program or academic advisor. You can also contact the state authorization compliance specialist Bridgett Murphy at

How do I figure out a state's licensing board requirements?

Begin by figuring out if your career requires a professional license. Look below for a list of professions commonly requiring a license. Didn't see your career? Search for your career in the state you live or plan to live at License Finder provided by U.S. Department of Labor.

If a license is required, then you are strongly advised to contact your state's professional licensing board regarding its requirements.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Addiction Counseling

Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Dental Hygiene/Dentistry

American Association of Dental Boards


Commission on Dietetic Registration


National Association of State Boards of Geology

Engineering and Surveying

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

Interior Design

American Society of Interior Designers

Landscape Architecture

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

Marriage and Family Therapy

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Medical Laboratory Sciences

American Society for Clinical Pathology


American Medical Association


National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Social Work

Association of Social Work Boards

Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


U.S. Department of Education

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

American Association of Veterinary State Boards