Professional licensure and certification requirements vary among states. Lone Star College has provided state licensing guidance information here and has made every effort to ensure licensure information is current. However, regulations governing licensure are revised frequently. Prior to beginning an academic program leading to professional licensure or certification, Lone Star College strongly recommends that you contact the state licensing board where you intend to seek licensure to ensure the program will meet the state’s licensing requirements. Lone Star College will send individualized disclosures to enrolled or prospective students within fourteen calendar days of making a determination that a program does not satisfy state requirements for licensure or certifications.
Completion of a Lone Star College program does not guarantee employment or licensure in a given profession. Some state laws require a criminal background check, which may disqualify an individual from obtaining licensure or certification. Background checks are often required prior to field experience or internships, as a result, it is your responsibility to determine if you may have any circumstances that may result in barriers to licensure or certification.