Professional Licensure and Certifications

Does My Program Meet the Educational Requirements for Licensure in My State?

This page contains a Licensure Disclosure Tool (see below) to help you determine whether your program meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state. States and territories can have different licensure/certification requirements. As required by federal law, George Mason University researches these state-specific requirements for each of its programs that typically leads to employment for which licensure is required. Other requirements, including professional examinations, background checks, professional experience, etc. may apply. Some professional examinations may have specific educational prerequisites in order to sit for the examination.

Students interested in academic programs that may allow them to pursue professional licensure/certification are advised to review the disclosure statement for their state/program combination and to contact the appropriate licensing agency for further information prior to enrolling in the program. Students should also be aware that licensure requirements are subject to change and will vary by state. Students who relocate or plan to relocate should consult the Licensure Disclosure Tool, contact the licensing agency of the state to which they are considering relocating, and should be sure notify Mason’s Office of the University Registrar  of any change to their permanent address upon relocation.

Licensure Disclosure Tool

Please select the state and program in which you are interested.

This page is updated at least annually (in July) or when necessary in order to comply with legal requirements. For questions about professional licensure disclosures, contact us at

Other U.S. Territories and International Locations

The U.S. territories and protectorates that are not included in our Licensure Disclosure Tool include the following, as defined within 34 C.F.R. 600.2: the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Students in these territories/protectorates should note that George Mason University has made no determination as to whether or not its programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in any field in such U.S. territories. Students should also note that additional requirements for licensure, other than education, may apply. Students should consult with appropriate licensing agencies/boards within their territory/protectorate to determine whether or not the educational requirements for licensure within their territory/protectorate are fulfilled by their program of choice at George Mason University.

Students in other countries should note that it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether or not completion of their program of choice at George Mason University will fulfill any educational requirements for professional licensure in their country. Students should also note that additional requirements for licensure, other than education, may apply. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency/board within their country for information to assist in making such a determination.