Professional Licensure Disclosure

If a student is planning to apply for licensure in a state other than Wisconsin after completion of their program, the student should refer to the information below or contact the other state's appropriate licensing board to determine whether the UWL program meets licensure requirements in that state.

Please note that licensure requirements are always subject to change. Although the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse will confirm the licensure requirements on a routine basis, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice.

For individual Professional Licensure Disclosures, student location is determined by the active local address in the Student Information System (WINGS). All students are prompted to update their local address in the Student Information System (WINGS) each term.

Undergraduate Programs leading to Professional Licensure/Certification

Clinical Laboratory Science expanding section

Students who receive a bachelor of science degree in clinical laboratory science are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. If a student plans to locate in a state with licensure, that state should be contacted for specific information relative to that state's laboratory practice act. This contact should be made as early as possible after the location decision has been made. Check with the state regarding trainee licenses or other requirements for new graduates without a valid license in that state.

The states listed under "Meets Requirements" do not require licensure. The states listed under "Undetermined" do require licensure. See the ASCP Board of Certification for state contact information.

Meets Requirements* Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL) California (CA)
Alaska (AK) Florida (FL)
Arizona (AZ) Georgia (GA)
Arkansas (AR) Hawaii (HI)
Colorado (CO) Louisiana (LA)
Connecticut (CT) Montana (MT)
Delaware (DE) Nevada (NV)
District of Columbia (DC) New York (NY)
Idaho (ID) North Dakota (ND)
Illinois (IL) Rhode Island (RI)
Indiana (IN) Tennessee (TN)
Iowa (IA) West Virginia (WV)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY) US Territories
Maine (ME) Puerto Rico (PR)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Nebraska (NE)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
North Carolina (NC)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Virgin Islands (VI)

*These states do not require licensure.

Nuclear Medicine Technology expanding section

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the JRCNMTUpon successful completion of the internship, graduates are eligible to take certification examinations from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT).

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
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Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Radiation Therapy expanding section

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). A national registry exam is offered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
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Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
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Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Teacher Education expanding section

All teacher education programs offered at UWL have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Graduates who have successfully completed an approved program and have been recommended by UWL are eligible for a Wisconsin certificate to teach.

For certification in other states please refer to the Out-of-state licensure information found here.

Therapeutic Recreation expanding section

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), the accreditation body of the National Recreation and Park Association.

Individuals seeking certification apply to NCTRC and must meet established standards that include education, experience, and continuing professional development. The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential is granted by NCTRC after the specific educational and experiential qualifications are met, eligibility to take the exam is established, and testing is successfully completed.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL) New Hampshire (NH)
Alaska (AK) North Carolina (NC)
Arizona (AZ) Oklahoma (OK)
Arkansas (AR) Utah (UT)
*California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
*Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
*States with additional Regulations

Graduate Programs leading to Professional Licensure/Certification

Athletic Training expanding section

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students graduating from the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).  

See National Athletic Trainers' Association for state licensure requirements.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Biology: Nurse Anesthesia Concentration expanding section

The Doctor of Nursing practice and clinical credits from the School of Anesthesia are required to sit for the national board certification exam to be licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

The School of Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Requirements to practice as a Nurse Anesthetist in the United States

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Arizona (AZ) Alabama (AL)
Colorado (CO) Alaska (AK)
Idaho (ID) Arkansas (AR)
Illinois (IL) California (CA)
Minnesota (MN) Connecticut (CT)
Wisconsin (WI) Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Microbiology: Clinical Microbiology Emphasis expanding section

Students who complete the program can go on to receive American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification in Microbiology or Molecular Biology. For those pursuing ASCP certification, the states listed under "Meets Requirements" do not require licensure. The states listed under "Undetermined" may require licensure. See the ASCP Board of Certification for more details and state contact information.

Meets Requirements* Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL) California (CA)
Alaska (AK) Florida (FL)
Arizona (AZ) Georgia (GA)
Arkansas (AR) Hawaii (HI)
Colorado (CO) Louisiana (LA)
Connecticut (CT) Montana (MT)
Delaware (DE) Nevada (NV)
District of Columbia (DC) New York (NY)
Idaho (ID) North Dakota (ND)
Illinois (IL) Rhode Island (RI)
Indiana (IN) Tennessee (TN)
Iowa (IA) West Virginia (WV)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY) US Territories
Maine (ME) Puerto Rico (PR)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Nebraska (NE)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
North Carolina (NC)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Virgin Islands (VI)

*These states do not require licensure.

Occupational Therapy expanding section

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Students graduating from the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the NBCOT. For more information please reach out to the appropriate state regulatory authority.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Physical Therapy expanding section

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Students graduating from the program are eligible to sit for the National Physical therapy Examination (NPTE) through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

See the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for state licensure requirements.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Physician Assistant Studies expanding section

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physician Assistant Studies Program is accredited the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

See The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants for state licensure requirements.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Wisconsin (WI) Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
Professional Studies in Education expanding section

All teacher education programs offered at UWL have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Graduates who have successfully completed an approved program and have been recommended by UWL are eligible for a Wisconsin certificate to teach.

For certification in other states please refer to the Out-of-state licensure information found here.

School Psychology expanding section

See the National Association of School Psychologists for state licensure requirements.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL) Arkansas (AR)
Alaska (AK) Connecticut (CT)
Arizona (AZ) District of Columbia (DC)
California (CA) Kansas (KS)
Colorado (CO) Missouri (MO)
Delaware (DE) Nebraska (NE)
Florida (FL) New Hampshire (NH)
Georgia (GA) New York (NY)
Hawaii (HI) Ohio (OH)
Idaho (ID) Pennsylvania (PA)
Illinois (IL) Rhode Island (RI)
Indiana (IN) Tennessee (TN)
Iowa (IA) West Virginia (WV)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME) US Territories
Maryland (MD) American Samoa (AS)
Massachusetts (MA) Guam (GU)
Michigan (MI) Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Minnesota (MN) Puerto Rico (PR)
Mississippi (MS) Virgin Islands (VI)
Montana (MT)
Nevada (NV)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Texas (TX)
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
Therapeutic Recreation expanding section

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), the accreditation body of the National Recreation and Park Association.

Individuals seeking certification apply to NCTRC and must meet established standards that include education, experience, and continuing professional development. The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential is granted by NCTRC after the specific educational and experiential qualifications are met, eligibility to take the exam is established, and testing is successfully completed.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama (AL) New Hampshire (NH)
Alaska (AK) North Carolina (NC)
Arizona (AZ) Oklahoma (OK)
Arkansas (AR) Utah (UT)
*California (CA)
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT)
Delaware (DE)
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida (FL)
Georgia (GA)
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL)
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
Maryland (MD)
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN)
Mississippi (MS)
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
Texas (TX)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
*Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)
US Territories
American Samoa (AS)
Guam (GU)
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Virgin Islands (VI)
*States with additional Regulations