In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) provides information pertaining to professional licensure in correlation with programs offered through UTM. UTM programs are designed for professional licensure within Tennessee. However, many of our programs meet all or a portion of the "educational" requirements for licensure in other States and territories. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to contact the licensing agency directly to find out if an UTM program will meet educational requirements.

Before you begin your chosen licensure program

Do you have intent on being licensed outside the State of Tennessee? If so, do the following:

  • Review the licensing information provided for the applicable program(s) and for U.S. States and territories licensing requirements below
  • Contact the UTM program coordinator to discuss our program’s curriculum
  • Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the U.S. States and territories where licensure is intended. This will enable you to obtain the most up-to-date information about licensure requirements and confirm how an UTM program facilitates those requirements.

Licensure Information by Program

For additional assistance pertaining to licensure, contact Adam Wilson.

Interstate Licensure Reciprocity

Since professional licensure is generally regulated at the state level, it is usually necessary to obtain a separate license for each State in which one wishes to practice. In some instances, reciprocity agreements are in place to make it easier for someone who already holds a license in one state to obtain a license in another State. However, the degree to which such reciprocity exists can vary widely depending on the profession and the states involved. State licensing boards can provide detailed information on the existence of any reciprocity agreements they have with other States.

To learn more, please review the licensure information provided for the program of interest.


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