In compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, LCC provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification for all relevant programs.
Professional Licensure Requirements May Vary State to State
LCC offers a number of programs that lead to professional licensure or certification within the State of Kansas as well as, potentially, other states. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure or certification functions. Some states require individuals to graduate from an approved program. Others require individuals to meet the requirements of a national organization. Specific amounts of training may also be required as well as passage of an exam based on a state requisite exam score. Additionally, certain licensed professionals may be required to complete continuing education annually to maintain licensure or certification.
Disclosures Based on Student Location
The U.S. Department of Education requires direct disclosures of professional licensure or certification information to students based on their locations. LCC identifies the location of its students based on information provided by students during the registration process identifying students’ physical locations or upon relocation.
Relocating to another state prior to completing a program may affect state licensure requirements. Prior to considering relocation, students are advised to contact their programs to discuss licensure and certification eligibility requirements. Following relocation, students must update their addresses update their information using LCC’s Personal Information Update form. LCC will not consider a student to have relocated until it has received this completed form.
Guidance for Students in Licensure or Certification Programs
- Prospective students residing outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate licensing or certifying agency whether the completion of the program will meet the requirements for licensure or certification in the country in which they intend to seek employment.
- Prospective and current students should review the requirements of the program (i.e. practicum, internships, and pre-qualifications such as a background check) prior to enrolling.
- Students should contact the applicable licensure board(s) in the state in which they reside or that which they intend to obtain a license or certification before starting a relevant program and before starting a practicum or internship.
- Note that many licensing and certifying boards require more than program/degree completion to obtain a license or certification.
- State laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time and can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure or certification.
LCC Programs that Customarily Lead to Licensure or Certification:
- Business Administrative Technology
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
- Certified Med Aide (CMA)
- Criminal Justice
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
- Education (Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary)
- Electronics Technology
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Graphic Design Technology (GDT)
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
- Respiratory Care
- Sociology and Social Work