State Authorizations for Distance Learning

Utica College is required to seek approval to offer distance education (online) programs in most states in the country. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Utica College makes every effort to maintain compliance and is working with each state to gain the appropriate authorization for each of our programs.

Utica College is authorized to operate in all states that participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Approval for institutional participation was granted on January 4th, 2017.

State Authorizations for the graduate Nursing programs

Due to compliance and regulatory reasons, Utica College is currently only permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the states listed below in the MS - Family Nurse Practitioner, MS - Nursing Leadership, MS - Nursing Education, post graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, post graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate, and post graduate Nursing Education Certificate programs.

  • New York
  • Florida

Florida State Licensure for the graduate Nursing programs

The Family Nurse Practitioner MS, Nursing Education MS, Nursing Leadership MS, post graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, post graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate, and post graduate Nursing Education Certificate programs are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. License No. 4919 and 5896, respectively. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number 888-224-6684.

Nursing Home Administration Licensure

Consistent with state and federal regulations, colleges preparing students for professions involving certification or licensure must disclose if programs that could potentially lead to certification or licensure meet the requirements of each state's licensing requirements.

Nursing Home Administrator Certificate

The Utica College Nursing Home Administration Certificate fulfills the academic requirements for licensure in New York State. Specific courses within the Master of Health Administration program also satisfy the academic requirements for licensure in New York State.

The web page with links to state licensing boards and state certification requirements is available below. Please ensure that you check the certification or licensing requirements for your proposed profession in the state in which you intend to seek licensure or certification.

Nursing Home Administrator Certificate: https://www.nabweb.org/state-licensure-requirements

Master of Social Work Licensure

Professional licensure or certification may be required to practice, advance, or specialize in social work. The Utica College Online MSW program is registered in NYS, so it is designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in accordance with New York educational requirements for licensure. The program may also fulfill educational requirements for licensure in other states. View this state/program licensing grid. Students should consult with their state or provincial regulatory board to confirm requirements for licensure in their state and may reach out to the program director with any additional questions. Please note, individual states may require additional non-educational requirements (such as a criminal background check).

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For more information on State Authorizations and licensure, please complete the Request More Information form.