Professional Licensure Disclosures | HCTC

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Hazard Community and Technical College System (HCTC) offer courses, certificate programs, diplomas, and associate degrees that may lead to licensure or certification that is required for employment in your state. Requirements for licensure or certification in other states may vary. HCTC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Kentuckians.  NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.  As a result, licensing requirements in Kentucky may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

HCTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional accreditation body recognized by the US Department of Education. For more information, visit HCTC Accreditation Website 

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. HCTC shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

If you currently live outside of Kentucky, be aware there may be additional requirements needed to obtain licensure or certification in your state. HCTC has made every effort to ensure the educational requirements for licensure or certification information is correct; however, state requirements may change following the publication of this information. Consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements.

Many programs may lead to licensure or certification that can be desirable for employment. Only those that are required by the state for employment are listed below with state authorization information.

  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
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  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Sheet
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. This program meets licensure in all states. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.  
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. This program meets licensure in all states. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. We are currently in process of reviewing state authorization for other states so are unsure of state authorization for the licensure. For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page
  • Program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. This program meets licensure in all states.  For these purposes, states include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates.
  • Program Page

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