Thomas Jefferson University

State Licensure Information


U.S. Department of Education requirements direct universities and colleges to publish information about whether specific programs meet criteria for state licensure on a state-by-state basis. In accordance with Department of Education regulations, relevant program information can be found at the following: 

  • Jefferson Athletic Training Program
    Thomas Jefferson University’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students graduating from an accredited program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Currently, 49 states and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of athletic training. Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practicing athletic training. The BOC exam is recognized by all Athletic Trainer state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. For more information, please refer to the BOC State Licensure webpage.
  • Jefferson College of Architecture and the Build Environment Programs
  • Jefferson College of Nursing Programs
  • Jefferson Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology Programs
    The chart listed here indicates whether Thomas Jefferson University’s Cytotechnology and Cell Sciences and Medical Laboratory Sciences curricula meet the licensure requirements for each of the states in which licensure is required to practice in the respective field. It should be noted that if a state or US territory is not listed, then licensure is not required to practice in that region.
  • Jefferson Occupational Therapy Programs
    Thomas Jefferson University Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are accredited by ACOTE. Per ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.
  • Jefferson Physical Therapy Program
    Thomas Jefferson University's Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Educations (CAPTE). Per the CAPTE, accreditation of physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.
  • Jefferson Undergraduate Engineering
    Jefferson’s undergraduate Engineering Program is an ABET-accredited program, which prepares advanced students and graduates to sit for the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) licensure exam.  The exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). More information about the FE exam can be found at NCEES website.
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College is accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Per the LCME, as the only accrediting body for allopathic medical schools in the US, LCME accreditation ensures that our graduates have met all licensing requirements in all 50 states, as well as US territories. Additional information is available at LCME.
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