Professional Licensure

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Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

Programs at Gaston College that prepare students for professional licensure are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, GC is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. If you live outside of North Carolina and would like to pursue a program of study that leads to professional licensure, please use the GC contact information for that program to determine whether the coursework offered by GC applies to professional licensure in your home state as well. Currently, GC does not offer an online program that leads to professional licensure.
 

Please contact the respective department at Gaston College of the degree program that you want to pursue prior to beginning the program.

Students should contact Gaston College directly regarding enrollment and licensure options for any program of interest. For more information about professional licensure in your state, or in the state in which you plan to practice, please contact the respective licensing board in the state where you reside before beginning a program.  NC SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) has provided contact information for professional licensure offices in the United States for a limited number of academic disciplines.

We strive to connect you with the best information possible, Gaston College cannot confirm whether a specific program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina.

Students may view the disclosure for each program or certificate to know which state Gaston College curriculum:

  • meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification, 
  • does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or 
  • has not made a determination. 

Currently, Gaston College offers the following programs that lead to professional licensure or certification:

Health Sciences Programs

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
North Carolina Board of Nursing 

 

Public Service Programs

North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal 
North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation 

 

Professional Licensure

If you are considering a program at Gaston College that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in NC, please contact the prospective program of interest to make sure that it will fulfill the state, in which you plan to practice, requirements before beginning the program.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The links below lead to websites created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience.

The US Department of Education provides information about most licensed professions by states.