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 Built Environment Programs
  • Jefferson College of Nursing Programs
  • Jefferson Community and Trauma Counseling Program
    Licensure requirements for Professional Counselors vary by state and are determined by each state’s or territory’s professional counseling licensing board. Thomas Jefferson University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program was designed to meet the requirements of the state of Pennsylvania as well as the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). To ensure the program will meet all requirements for your intended state or territory licensure, please review the requirements of your state/territory licensure board, available from the American Counseling Association here.
  • Jefferson Family Therapy Program
    The chart listed here indicates whether Thomas Jefferson University’s Family Therapy Program meets the licensure requirements in each state.
  • Jefferson Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program
    Thomas Jefferson University’s Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Upon graduation, students may apply to take the board examination, which is offered through American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. (ABGC) for certification. Licensure is not required by all states and territories. Licensure is required in the state of Pennsylvania for only genetic counselors who are working in clinical settings. Passing the ABGC board certification examination is required to obtain the applicable license. Individuals can apply for a temporary (provisional) license while in active candidate status, which means they have graduated from an accredited program and submitted an application to sit for the board examination. Provisional status will convert to a full license upon passing the ABGC examination. 
  • 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 Midwifery Program
    Our Master of Science and Graduate Certificate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). ACME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accreditor for basic graduate nurse-midwifery, direct entry midwifery, and pre-certification nurse-midwifery education programs, including those programs that offer distance education. Graduates of programs accredited by ACME are eligible to sit for national certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). The AMCB grants two certifications: Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) TM and Certified Midwife (CM)TM. The Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) includes the role “nurse-midwife” as one of the four APRN roles. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) encourages member boards to accept ACME accredited masters or doctoral degrees in midwifery, nursing, public health, or health sciences as acceptable graduate degrees for nurse-midwives seeking licensure as APRNs. The chart listed here reflects licensure eligibility by state after program completion and successful national certification as a CNM/CM. For status of clinical placements in various states, please contact the office of admissions at enroll@jefferson.edu or the Midwifery and Women’s Health Program at MidwiferyInstitute@jefferson.edu using the subject line Midwifery.
  • 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's Perfusion Program
    Thomas Jefferson University’s Perfusion Program is accredited by The Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE), which is responsible for accrediting all perfusion programs. Once students graduate from any accredited program, they are eligible to take the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) national examinations. Upon successful competition of both parts of the ABCP exam, graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure in those that require it. 
  • 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 Physician Assistant Programs
    Thomas Jefferson University Physician Assistant Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Graduates from an ARC-PA accredited program are eligible to sit for the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Currently all 50 states and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of physician assistants.  Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practice as a physician assistant. The PANCE is recognized by all Physician Assistant state regulatory agencies and satisfies the requirement for licensure.  
  • 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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