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Northwestern licensure and certification programs

Northwestern College’s professional licensure programs are designed to prepare students for certification or licensure in the state of Iowa. Licensure requirements vary by state and territory and can often change. Students who either reside in another state or territory or who wish to obtain licensure in a state or territory other than Iowa may or may not have additional study, education or training requirements. More information about these programs and their associated licensures and certifications may be found below:

The Northwestern College accounting program meets all of the requirements for sitting for the CPA exam in Iowa. More information about licensure and exams is available on the National Association of State Boards of Accounting ( NASBA) website. Northwestern has not made a determination whether the curricula of the accounting program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

For more information, contact:
Vonda Post
Professor of Accounting
712-707-7014
vonda@nwciowa.edu

Learn more about Northwestern’s accounting program and accreditation.

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of the athletic training program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

Learn more about Northwestern’s athletic training program and program accreditation.

Professional licensure/certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the Iowa licensure examination for athletic trainers. Iowa has reciprocal licensure agreements with more than __ other states.

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of the education program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

Learn more about Northwestern’s undergraduate education programs, graduate education programs, and program accreditation.

Professional licensure/certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the Iowa licensure examination for teachers for grades ____. Iowa has reciprocal licensure agreements with more than __ other states.

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of the nursing program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

Learn more about Northwestern’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program and online RN-to-BSN program accreditation.

Professional licensure/certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the Iowa licensure examination for nurses. Iowa has reciprocal licensure agreements with more than __ other states.

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of the physician assistant program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

Learn more about Northwestern’s physician assistant program and program accreditation.

Professional licensure/certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the Iowa licensure examination for physician assistants. Iowa has reciprocal licensure agreements with more than __ other states.

The Northwestern College social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). To become a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW) requires the completion of a bachelor's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program, a state bachelor’s-level licensing examination, and in some states, additional post-degree supervised hours of experience. According to the CSWE, “Licensing of social work practitioners is under the authority of a designated office in each individual state. All 50 states and the District of Columbia require that a social worker sitting for a licensing exam be a graduate of a CSWE-accredited program.”

Licensees may sit for a state licensure board exam upon graduation from a CSWE-accredited program. For any state requiring an Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Social Work Licensing Exam, applicants must first complete a degree from a CSWE-accredited program. 

Contact information for individual state licensing boards can be found on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) website or through an internet search for a licensing board for a particular state.

According to ASWB’s website, some states do not offer a bachelor’s-level license in social work and instead require a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. These states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The following states offer a registered or certificate in social work with no examination requirement: Louisiana, Nebraska and New Jersey.

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of the social work program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Valeries Stokes
Chair of the Social Work Department
712-707-7084
vonda@nwciowa.edu

Learn more about Northwestern’s social work program and program accreditation.

Distance education disclosures

Northwestern College has not made a determination of whether the curricula of its online licensure programs (education and nursing) meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any states or territories other than Iowa. Students who intend to seek employment in one of these areas in a state or territory other than Iowa may or may not be subject to additional study, education, licensure or training requirements. Please see your state of residence or intended residence below for more information regarding our academic programs and how they apply to employment requirements for said state:

Education

Online endorsement programs offered by Northwestern College meet licensure requirements in the state of Iowa. Northwestern has not determined whether its online endorsement programs meet licensure requirements in Alabama. In compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, Northwestern’s licensure official will make every reasonable effort to determine whether an online endorsement program leads to licensure in Alabama for any prospective student.  Contact online@nwciowa.edu to inquire. 

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Nursing

The online RN-to-BSN nursing program offered by Northwestern College meets licensure requirements in the state of Iowa. Northwestern has not determined whether this program meets licensure requirements in Alabama. In compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, Northwestern’s licensure official will make every reasonable effort to determine whether an online endorsement program leads to licensure in Alabama for any prospective student. Contact online@nwciowa.edu to inquire. 

Click here to review licensing regulations provided by [insert organization?].

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