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Accreditation and State Licensure Information

Asbury University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. Inquiries related to this accreditation or complaints against the commission or its accredited institutions can be directed to: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500. Learn more here: https://www.sacscoc.org/.

Asbury University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE). To file a complaint against an institution licensed by CPE, please submit your complaint in writing to Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing, Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via email at sarah.levy@ky.gov . For more information, visit http://cpe.ky.gov/.

Asbury University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which grants authorization through the four regional education compacts to deliver distance education courses and programs across state lines, to students in 48 participating states plus California and Puerto Rico. To see if your state is also a member, which would allow you to enroll in Asbury’s distance education programs, visit the NC-SARA website at https://www.nc-sara.org/.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Asbury University seeks to deliver all our online programs in every state. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are obtained. SARA is a voluntary agreement that allows states and institutions to offer distance education in other participating states so long as the institution adheres to certain quality and consumer protection standards. More information on SARA can be found here: https://www.nc-sara.org/. Kentucky is a member of SARA and Asbury University is an approved SARA institution.

Professional Licensure

*Important note for professional licensure programs: The fact that a given program may be approved to be offered in your state does not indicate or guarantee your eligibility for professional licensure or certification in that state.

Programs Requiring Licensure or Certification

Asbury University offers several programs which can lead to professional licensure in Kentucky. However, some states maintain different requirements for professional licensure, and Asbury University has made a determination which of its programs meet requirements for professional licensure outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Students not living or located in Kentucky who wish to pursue licensure outside of Kentucky should also consult the professional licensing board in the state in which they plan to seek licensure to determine specific requirements or guidelines for reciprocity, in order to reach their own determination of whether completion of a program at Asbury University would satisfy licensure requirements in a different state.

▾ Bachelor in Education

Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis.

The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. The NASDTEC credential “stages” are shown below in types of KY teaching credentials:

Stage 1 – Temporary Provisional certificate (issued for alternate route candidates only)

Stage 2 – Statement of Eligibility (issued for all completers of an approved teacher education program)

Stages 3, 4 & 5 – Professional Certificate

Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials that were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment, and applicants must meet the requirements of KY regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as seen at 16 KAR 4:030.

The interstate agreement, arranged by NASDTEC, is a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” is a statement by that state or jurisdiction outlining which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by that state. Specifically, the agreement outlines which particular types of educator certificates (teachers, administrators, service personnel, or career/technical), and which particular styles of certifications (titles, fields, etc.) will be accepted.

Such an “acceptance” agreement means that the “receiving” state will issue some form of authorization allowing the inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the “sending” state is acceptable under the agreement. This authorization may be limited in time by the receiving state, and the receiving state may impose additional requirements that need to be accomplished before the educator can teach or practice after the end of the time limit.

It is not a guarantee that all certificate titles will be accepted by a receiving state. For example, in the “sending” state you may hold a “temporary” or “provisional” certificate which is excluded from the agreement signed by the “receiving” state. In such a case, the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement provides no help toward your receipt of a certificate in the “receiving” state.

It is not necessarily “full” reciprocity. The educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate

We recognize that States are continually revising their teacher certification/licensure rules and requirements. Accordingly, we link to the best available information.

For questions about the certification requirements for a specific state, please refer to the contact information contained in the links for the individual states. You might want to look at the certification requirements for your appropriate state and then look for employment/position announcements in the state in which you are interested.

▾ Master of Arts in Teaching

Kentucky is part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement; therefore, the state accepts recommendations from teacher preparation programs from state-accredited colleges and universities in many states. Cases are evaluated on an individual basis.

The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement aids candidates in gaining information on what the various state requirements are from state-to-state. The NASDTEC credential “stages” are shown below in types of KY teaching credentials:

Stage 1 – Temporary Provisional certificate (issued for alternate route candidates only)

Stage 2 – Statement of Eligibility (issued for all completers of an approved teacher education program)

Stages 3, 4 & 5 – Professional Certificate

Kentucky does NOT recognize teaching credentials that were gained in another state only by the passage of an assessment, and applicants must meet the requirements of KY regulations regarding out-of-state preparation as seen at 16 KAR 4:030.

The interstate agreement, arranged by NASDTEC, is a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” is a statement by that state or jurisdiction outlining which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by that state. Specifically, the agreement outlines which particular types of educator certificates (teachers, administrators, service personnel, or career/technical), and which particular styles of certifications (titles, fields, etc.) will be accepted.

Such an “acceptance” agreement means that the “receiving” state will issue some form of authorization allowing the inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the “sending” state is acceptable under the agreement. This authorization may be limited in time by the receiving state, and the receiving state may impose additional requirements that need to be accomplished before the educator can teach or practice after the end of the time limit.

It is not a guarantee that all certificate titles will be accepted by a receiving state. For example, in the “sending” state you may hold a “temporary” or “provisional” certificate which is excluded from the agreement signed by the “receiving” state. In such a case, the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement provides no help toward your receipt of a certificate in the “receiving” state.

It is not necessarily “full” reciprocity. The educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate

We recognize that States are continually revising their teacher certification/licensure rules and requirements. Accordingly, we link to the best available information.

For questions about the certification requirements for a specific state, please refer to the contact information contained in the links for the individual states. You might want to look at the certification requirements for your appropriate state and then look for employment/position announcements in the state in which you are interested.

▾ Bachelor of Social Work

The Social Work Department at Asbury University offers undergraduate programs in full compliance and accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. This accreditation is a requirement of licensure in all fifty states and territories and as such our graduates fully meet this criterion for licensure at the undergraduate level.

Beyond completion of an accredited degree, states and territories may stipulate to additional conditions for licensure. Graduates of all applicable social work programs at Asbury University meet the academic requirement for licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, by successfully completing the national bachelor’s level license through the association of Social Work Boards. If your post-graduation plans include practice outside the state of Kentucky, we recommend exploring licensure stipulations for each state in consideration. For more information regarding licensure please contact Dr. Bonnie Descoteaux, Department Chair.

Bachelor of Social Work State License Disclosures

Alabama

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Alabama. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Alabama should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Alaska

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Alaska. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Alaska should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Arizona

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Arizona. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Arizona should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Arkansas

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Arkansas. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Arkansas should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

California

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in California; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Colorado

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Colorado; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Connecticut

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Connecticut; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Delaware

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Delaware. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Delaware should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

District of Columbia

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in the District of Columbia. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in the District of Columbia should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Florida

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Florida; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Georgia

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Georgia; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Hawaii

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Hawaii. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Hawaii should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Idaho

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Idaho. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Idaho should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Illinois

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Illinois should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Indiana

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Indiana. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Indiana should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Iowa

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Iowa. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Iowa should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Kansas

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Kansas. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Kansas should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Louisiana

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Louisiana. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Louisiana should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Maine

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Maine. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Maine should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Maryland

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Maryland. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Maryland should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Massachusetts

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Massachusetts. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Massachusetts should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Michigan

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Michigan. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Michigan should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Minnesota

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Minnesota. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Minnesota should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Mississippi

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Mississippi. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Mississippi should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Missouri

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Missouri. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Missouri should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Montana

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Montana; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Nebraska

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Nebraska. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Nebraska should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Nevada

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Nevada. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Nevada should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

New Hampshire

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in New Hampshire; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

New Jersey

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in New Jersey. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in New Jersey should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

New Mexico

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in New Mexico. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in New Mexico should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

New York

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in New York; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

North Carolina

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in North Carolina. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in North Carolina should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

North Dakota

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in North Dakota. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in North Dakota should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Ohio

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Ohio. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Ohio should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Oklahoma

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Oklahoma. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Oklahoma should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Oregon

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Oregon. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Oregon should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Pennsylvania

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Pennsylvania; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Puerto Rico

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Puerto Rico. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Puerto Rico should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Rhode Island

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Rhode Island; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

South Carolina

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in South Carolina. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in South Carolina should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

South Dakota

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in South Dakota. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in South Dakota should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Tennessee

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Tennessee. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Tennessee should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Texas

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Texas. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Texas should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Utah

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Utah. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Utah should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Vermont

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Vermont; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Virginia

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Virginia. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Virginia should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Washington

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Bachelor's level licensure is not available in Washington; only a master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. Some states may permit persons without a master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work. Students should contact the appropriate state board, agency, or department to obtain more information. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

West Virginia

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in West Virginia. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in West Virginia should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Wisconsin

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Wisconsin. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Wisconsin should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

Wyoming

Asbury Contact: Dr. Ethan Engelhardt (ethan.engelhardt@asbury.edu)

Disclosure Statement: Asbury University's Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Asbury's BSSW program meets educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure or certification in Wyoming. Levels/types of licensure or certification vary. Additional general requirements may apply including practice experience, state-specific coursework and exams, applications, fees, background checks, etc. The state agency, board, and/or department has the ultimate authority and discretion to determine whether professional licensure or certification will be issued. Students who are interested in practicing in Wyoming should contact the board before enrolling in a program. Asbury’s program graduates have an opportunity to receive advanced standing into one year Master of Social Work programs at many Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited universities.

General Notification for All Students

Asbury University strongly recommends that you inquire with your applicable licensing board to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure, before enrolling in the program. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure, please contact the licensing board in your state by clicking on the link to the agency in the disclosures above.

Change of Requirements or relocation during program

Please note that licensure requirements are always subject to change. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. While Asbury University will confirm the licensure requirements on a routine basis, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state/territory board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice. Please note that relocating while completing your program could impact whether you will meet the eligibility requirement for licensure. Please check with the state where you will be seeking licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.