Find out about professional licensure before beginning an academic program at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Requirements for professional licensure in fields such as education, nursing, and pharmacy vary from state to state. Notre Dame of Maryland University academic programs are designed to meet Maryland's licensure requirements and may not meet requirements from other states.

Before beginning any academic program that leads to licensure or certification, NDMU highly recommends that you contact the appropriate state licensing board where you wish to seek licensure or certification to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state's licensing or certification requirements. At this time, NDMU has not determined, except as specifically identified below, whether our academic programs meet the licensure or certification requirements for all US states, territories, or the District of Columbia.

Completion of a NDMU degree program does not guarantee employment in any profession. Prior to enrollment, students are responsible for confirming all education, testing, and licensing requirements in their chosen field.

Criminal Background Information

Some states' laws require a criminal background check and may disqualify an individual from obtaining licensure if the individual has been convicted of certain crimes. If you have a criminal background, please check with the appropriate state licensing board where you wish to work for more information.

NDMU Programs

School of Pharmacy - Pharm.D. Program

Licensure Requirements Laws in all states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, require applicants for licensure to:

  1. be of good moral character;
  2. be 21 years of age;
  3. have graduated from an ACPE-accredited first professional degree program of a University or school of pharmacy; and
  4. have passed an examination given by the board of pharmacy.

All states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands use the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). All jurisdictions require candidates for licensure to have a record of practical experience or internship training acquired under the supervision and instruction of a licensed practitioner. Some states, including Maryland, accept the training completed during a formal academic program.

Publications concerning the NAPLEX licensure examination and internship experience are available from NABP. For further information regarding licensure, please contact the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

State/Territory State Licensure Site Meet Do Not Meet Not Determined N/A
AL Alabama Board of Pharmacy X      
AK Alaska Board of Pharmacy X      
AS         X
AZ Arizona Board of Pharmacy X      
AR Arkansas Board of Pharmacy X      
CA California Board of Pharmacy X      
CO Colorado Board of Pharmacy X      
CT Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy X      
DE Delaware Board of Pharmacy X      
DC District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy X      
FL Florida Board of Pharmacy X      
GA Georgia Board of Pharmacy X      
GU Guam Board of Examiners for Pharmacy X      
HI Hawaii Board of Pharmacy X      
ID Idaho Board of Pharmacy X      
IL Illinois Board of Pharmacy X      
IN Indiana Board of Pharmacy X      
IA Iowa Board of Pharmacy X      
KS Kansas Board of Pharmacy X      
KY Kentucky Board of Pharmacy X      
LA Louisiana Board of Pharmacy X      
ME Maine Board of Pharmacy X      
MP   X      
MD Maryland Board of Pharmacy X      
MA Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy X      
MI Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing X      
MN Minnesota Board of Pharmacy X      
MS Mississippi Board of Pharmacy X      
MO Missouri Board of Pharmacy X      
MT Montana Board of Pharmacy X      
NE Nebraska Professions & Occupations Licensing X      
NV Nevada Board of Pharmacy X      
NH New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy X      
NJ New Jersey Board of Pharmacy X      
NM New Mexico Board of Pharmacy X      
NY New York Office of the Professions X      
NC North Carolina Board of Pharmacy X      
ND North Dakota Board of Pharmacy X      
OH Ohio Board of Pharmacy X      
OK Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy X      
OR Oregon Board of Pharmacy X      
PA Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy X      
PR   X      
RI Rhode Island Healthcare Licensing X      
SC South Carolina Board of Pharmacy X      
SD South Dakota Board of Pharmacy X      
TN Tennessee Board of Pharmacy X      
TX Texas Board of Pharmacy X      
UT Utah Board of Pharmacy X      
VT Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Pharmacy X      
VA Virginia Board of Pharmacy X      
VI Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy (PDF) X      
WA Washington Pharmacy Commission X      
WV West Virginia Board of Pharmacy X      
WI Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board X      
WY Wyoming Board of Pharmacy X      
School of Nursing Programs

Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is fully approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. NDMU BSN graduates are eligible to take the National Council on Licensing Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). Contact the School of Nursing if a specific State Board of Nursing requires documentation that you are eligible to register for the NCLEX-RN examination.

Notre Dame of Maryland University has not made a determination of whether the Nursing curriculum meets educational licensure requirements of other states, territories or the District of Columbia unless listed below.

A link to a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements is listed below through the National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website. Students may use this online resource to check licensure requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in a Nursing occupation. A link to this resource is provided below, as well as a link to all 50 states licensure boards. 

Notre Dame of Maryland has determined Registered Nurse licensure requirements align with the Notre Dame of Maryland’s School of Nursing’s program of study for the following states and the District of Columbia.

Delaware: The state of Delaware requires applicants to complete a board-approved registered nursing program. 

District of Columbia: The District of Columbia requires applicants to complete a board-approved nursing program and to register for the NCLEX exam with Pearson Vue. 

New Jersey: The state of New Jersey requires applicants to complete a board-approved registered nursing program. 

Pennsylvania: The state of Pennsylvania requires applicants to complete a board-approved nursing program. 

Virginia: The state of Virginia requires applicants to have a high school education or GED plus a degree or diploma from a state-approved nursing program. 

West Virginia: The state of West Virginia requires applicants to complete a board-approved registered nursing program

State/
Territory
State Licensure Site Meet Do Not Meet Not Determined N/A
AL Alabama Board of Nursing X      
AK Alaska Board of Nursing X      
AS American Samoa Board of Nursing X      
AZ Arizona Board of Nursing X      
AR Arkansas Board of Nursing X      
CA California Board of Registered Nursing X      
CO Colorado Board of Nursing X      
CT Connecticut Department of Public Health X      
DE Delaware Board of Nursing X      
DC District of Columbia Board of Nursing X      
FL Florida Board of Nursing X      
GA Georgia Board of Nursing X      
GU Guam Board of Nurse Examiners X      
HI Hawaii Board of Nursing X      
ID Idaho Board of Nursing X      
IL Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation X      
IN Indiana Board of Nursing X      
IA Iowa Board of Nursing X      
KS Kansas Board of Nursing X      
KY Kentucky Board of Nursing X      
LA Louisiana Board of Nursing X      
ME Maine Board of Nursing X      
MP Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing X      
MD Maryland Board of Nursing X      
MA Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing X      
MI Michigan Bureau of Community & Health Systems X      
MN Minnesota Board of Nursing X      
MS National Council of State Boards of Nursing X      
MO Missouri Board of Nursing X      
MT Montana Board of Nursing X      
NE Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services X      
NV Nevada Board of Nursing X      
NH New Hampshire Board of Nursing X      
NJ New Jersey Board of Nursing X      
NM National Council of State Boards of Nursing X      
NY New York Office of the Professions X      
NC North Carolina Board of Nursing X      
ND North Dakota Board of Nursing X      
OH Ohio Board of Nursing X      
OK Oklahoma Board of Nursing X      
OR Oregon Board of Nursing X      
PA Pennsylvania Board of Nursing X      
PR Puerto Rico Office Department of Health X      
RI Rhode Island Department of Health X      
SC South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation X      
SD South Dakota Board of Nursing X      
TN Tennessee Board of Nursing X      
TX Texas Board of Nursing X      
UT Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing X      
VT Vermont Office of Professional Regulation X      
VA Virginia Department of Health Professions X      
VI National Council of State Boards of Nursing X      
WA Washington Nursing Commission X      
WV West Virginia RN Board X      
WI Wisconsin Board of Nursing X      
WY Wyoming Board of Nursing X      
School of Education Programs

Teacher license reciprocity allows educators who hold a teaching license in one state to earn a license in another state, subject to meeting state-specific requirements. Most states have policies in place to extend reciprocity for certain teachers, and a few states provide full reciprocity for all fully licensed teachers from other states.

It is the student’s responsibility to check the state teaching licensure requirements for the state they wish to seek employment. Notre Dame of Maryland University has not determined each state, territory or the District of Columbia’s licensure reciprocity or alignment with its Maryland curriculum.

Below, we provide students links to each state’s teacher licensure profile and directory. Please use these resources to see a 50-state comparison of teacher licensure reciprocity and links to additional information.

For additional information, visit the Education Commission of the States.

State/Territory State Licensure Site Meet Do Not Meet Not Determined N/A
AL Alabama State Department of Education X      
AK Alaska Department of Education & Early Development X      
AS American Samoa Department of Education X      
AZ Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education X      
AR Arkansas Department of Education X      
CA California Department of Education X      
CO Colorado Department of Education X      
CT Connecticut State Department of Education X      
DE Delaware Department of Education X      
DC District of Columbia Public Schools X      
FL Florida Department of Education X      
GA Georgia Professional Standards Commission X      
GU Guam Commission for Educator Certification X      
HI Hawaii Teacher Standards Board X      
ID Idaho State Department of Education X      
IL Illinois State Board of Education X      
IN Indiana Department of Education X      
IA Iowa Department of Education X      
KS Kansas State Department of Education X      
KY Kentucky Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment & Internship X      
LA Louisiana Department of Education X      
ME Maine Department of Education X      
MP National Association of State Boards of Education X      
MD Maryland State Department of Education X      
MA Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education X      
MI Michigan Department of Education X      
MN Minnesota Department of Education X      
MS Mississippi Department of Education X      
MO Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education X      
MT Montana Office of Public Instruction X      
NE Nebraska Department of Education X      
NV State of Nevada Department of Education X      
NH New Hampshire Department of Education X      
NJ New Jersey Department of Education X      
NM New Mexico Public Education Department X      
NY New York State Education Department X      
NC North Carolina Department of Public Instruction X      
ND North Dakota Education Standards & Practices Board X      
OH Ohio Department of Education X      
OK Oklahoma State Department of Education X      
OR Oregon Teacher Standards & Practices Commission X      
PA Pennsylvania Department of Education X      
PR Puerto Rico State Department of Education X      
RI Rhode Island Department of Education X      
SC South Carolina Department of Education X      
SD South Dakota Department of Education X      
TN Tennessee Department of Education X      
TX Texas Education Agency X      
UT Utah State Board of Education X      
VT State of Vermont Agency of Education X      
VA Virginia Department of Education X      
VI The Virgin Islands Department of Education X      
WA Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board X      
WV West Virginia Department of Education X      
WI Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction X      
WY Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board X      
School of Arts, Sciences, and Business Programs

Notre Dame of Maryland has not made a determination of whether program curriculum in the School of Arts, Sciences & Business meets licensure requirements of other states, territories or the District of Columbia.

BA in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Note: This program was not developed with the intention to meet Licensure requirements.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

State/Territory State Licensure Site Meet Does Not Meet Not Determined N/A
AL Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy   X    
AK Alaska Board of Public Accountancy   X    
AS          
AZ Arizona State Board of Accountancy   X    
AR Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy   X    
CA California Board of Accountancy   X    
CO Colorado Board of Accountancy   X    
CT Connecticut State Board of Accountancy   X    
DE Delaware Board of Accountancy   X    
DC District of Columbia Board of Accountancy   X    
FL Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting   X    
GA Georgia State Board of Accountancy   X    
GU Guam Board of Accountancy   X    
HI Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy   X    
ID Idaho State Board of Accountancy   X    
IL Illinois Board of Examiners
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
  X    
IN Indiana Board of Accountancy   X    
IA Iowa Accountancy Examining Board   X    
KS Kansas Board of Accountancy   X    
KY Kentucky Board of Accountancy   X    
LA State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana   X    
ME Maine Board of Accountancy   X    
MD Maryland Board of Public Accountancy   X    
MA Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy   X    
MI Michigan Board of Accountancy   X    
MN Minnesota Board of Accountancy   X    
MS Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy   X    
MO Missouri Board of Accountancy   X    
MT Montana Board of Public Accountants   X    
NE Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy   X    
NV Nevada State Board of Accountancy   X    
NH New Hampshire Board of Accountancy   X    
NJ New Jersey State Board of Accountancy   X    
NM New Mexico Public Accountancy Board   X    
NY New York State Board for Public Accountancy   X    
NC North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners   X    
ND North Dakota State Board of Accountancy   X    
MP Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Register (PDF)   X    
OH Accountancy Board of Ohio   X    
OK Oklahoma Accountancy Board   X    
OR Oregon Board of Accountancy   X    
PA Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy   X    
PR Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Certified Public Accountants   X    
RI Rhode Island Board of Accountancy   X    
SC South Carolina Board of Accountancy   X    
SD South Dakota Board of Accountancy   X    
TN Tennessee State Board of Accountancy   X    
TX Texas State Board of Public Accountancy   X    
UT Utah Board of Accountancy   X    
VT Vermont Board of Public Accountancy   X    
VA Virginia Board of Accountancy   X    
VI Email: nathalie.hodge@dlca.vi.gov   X    
WA Washington State Board of Accountancy   X    
WV West Virginia Board of Accountancy   X    
WI Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board   X    
WY Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants   X    

Additional Resources

Occupational Therapy Program
State/Territory State Licensure Site Meet Do Not Meet Not Determined N/A
AL Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy X      
AK Alaska State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board X      
AS         X
AZ Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy X      
AR Arkansas State Medical Board X      
CA California Board of Occupational Therapy X      
CO Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy X      
CT Connecticut State Department of Public Health X      
DE Delaware Division of Professional Regulation X      
DC DC Department of Health X      
FL Florida Board of Occupational Therapy X      
GA Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy X      
GU Jane M. Diego Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners 123 Chalan Kareta Vietnam Veterans Highway Mangilao, GU 96923 (671) 735 7406/8 (671) 735-7413 (fax) X      
HI Hawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing Division X      
ID Idaho Division of Occupational & Professional Licenses X      
IL Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation X      
IN Indiana Professional Licensing Agency X      
IA Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy X      
KS Kansas Board of Healing Arts X      
KY Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy X      
LA Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners X      
ME Maine Board of Occupational Therapy Practice X      
MD Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice X      
MP         X
MA Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals X      
MI Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs X      
MN Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice X      
MS Mississippi State Department of Health    X      
MO Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy X      
MT Montana Board of Occupational Therapy Practice X      
NE Nebraska Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services X      
NV Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy X      
NH New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Governing Board X      
NJ New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council X      
NM New Mexico Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy   X      
NY New York Office of the Professions X      
NC North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy X      
ND North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice X      
OH Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board  X      
OK Oklahoma Occupational Therapists Committee X      
OR Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board X      
PA Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy X      
PR Norma Torres Delgado, Executive Director Office of Regulations & Certification of Health Professionals, Department of Health Call Box 10200 Santurce, PR 00908-0200 X      
RI Rhode Island Department of Health X      
SC South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy X      
SD South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners  X      
TN Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy X      
TX Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners X      
UT Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing X      
VT Vermont Office of Professional Regulation X      
VA Virginia Occupational Therapy Advisory Board  X      
VI         X
WA Washington State Department of Health X      
WV West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy X      
WI Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services X      
WY Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy  X