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North Central Missouri College (NCMC) offers several programs designed to prepare students to seek professional licenses or certifications. NCMC designs its occupational programs to meet requirements for employment in Missouri, but understands that students outside of Missouri may also want to enroll in these programs. If you reside in another state or intend to use a program completed at NCMC to pursue employment in another state, it is important to understand that state requirements vary. You may need to meet additional requirements for licensure/certification in that state (professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting, application fees, etc.). Out-of-state students should contact the appropriate state administering body or licensing board, or the NCMC program director to discuss and verify licensure eligibility requirements.

A licensure program is a college program designed to meet education requirements for a (Missouri) licensed occupation; that is, an occupation that is regulated by Missouri statutes, or for which the state of Missouri issues a professional license/approval that is required for employment in the occupation.

Federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) requires colleges to provide information about whether their licensure programs are known to meet educational requirements in other states. Students interested in an NCMC licensure program may view the State Licensure/Certification Table to determine if their anticipated program (1) “meets”, or (2) “does not meet”, or if (3) it “has not yet been determined” whether the program meets licensure requirements in a given state. This list does not include pre-licensure or post-licensure programs, or programs designed to prepare students for occupations that are not licensed or regulated by Missouri. Employers in Missouri and other states may or may not require industry certifications for employment in these occupations.

Out-of-state students should contact the appropriate state board or NCMC program director to discuss requirements for employment in other states.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Procedures

North Central Missouri College (NCMC) complies with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and determines student and prospective student locations, for purposes of authorization and disclosure regarding licensure programs. NCMC determines student location using the permanent address at the time of enrollment in an educational program and, if applicable, when a student completes an official address change with the College. Students are responsible for keeping their contact information, including their permanent address, accurate and current. Updates can be made via myCompass.

North Central Missouri College provides public disclosures regarding programs where state licensure/certification is required for employment in the occupation, or where the program is advertised as meeting such requirements. NCMC also makes individual disclosures to current and prospective students located in states where an NCMC licensure program may not meet educational requirements.

Direct disclosure will be sent to the student by email or letter if a licensure program “does not meet” requirements for the state in which a student is located. If no determination has been made, the “does not meet” protocol will be followed. This direct disclosure will be sent to prospective students before a financial obligation is made, if a student is located in a state that does not meet, or it is not determined to meet, the state’s professional licensure requirements for employment. If a student is enrolled in a program and NCMC makes a later determination that the program does not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state where the student is located, or NCMC decides it cannot make a determination, the institution will provide a direct disclosure to the student within 14 calendar days of making that determination. If the student moves to one of the aforementioned states, a direct disclosure will also be provided within 14 calendar days.

NCMC annually reviews educational requirements for state licensure, however the decision to grant a license or certification is ultimately the purview of the state licensing board. Upon application, state licensing boards determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. It is the student’s responsibility to understand and comply with the professional licensure requirements for your state. NCMC cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional license or certification, in any field or jurisdiction.

Student Location Policy

For the purpose of the Student Location Policy, institutions must determine student location (i.e., state) in order to disclose state-specific professional licensure information:

  1. At the time of the student’s initial enrollment in an educational program, and
  2. Upon formal notification by the student of a change in the student’s location

Other NCMC policies that determine residency for the purpose of tuition assessment are not superseded by this policy.

Prospective student location

For the purpose of the Student Location Policy, a prospective student’s location is the state of the prospective student’s residency at the time the student has applied for admission, intends to enroll and is then entered into the student record system. For students whose permanent address does not include a U.S. state or territory (e.g., students living outside the United States), their location will be considered the state of Missouri.

Enrolled student location

The student location for enrolled students is the state noted on the permanent address entered into the student record system. For students whose permanent address does not include a U.S. state or territory (e.g., students living outside the United States), their location will be considered the state of Missouri.

Change of location

Student location designations will remain in effect unless and until a student officially notifies the College that their permanent address has changed. Once a student notifies the College, the date of entry will be used as the effective date of a student’s revised location.