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Professional Licensure Disclosures

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.  For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.  SUNY's academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements.

This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, Nassau Community College provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.1

This Disclosure is strictly limited to the Nassau Community College's determination of whether the below educational programs - that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State.2

Nassau Community College cannot provide verification of an individual's ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming.  Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards, and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State's licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

Nassau Community College has designed an educational program curriculum for the above areas of study - that if successfully completed is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an advanced practice license in the following states3:

New York State Licensed Professions

New York State Licensure Contact

Specific Areas of Study

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Medical Laboratory Technology (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018; 773.714.8880; www.naacls.org.

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Nursing (Multi-Award)  (A.S., B.S.N.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Associate Degree (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Bachelor's Degree (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Nassau Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085.

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Radiation Therapy (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Graduates are eligible to apply for the examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become Registered Radiation Therapists and obtain New York State Licensure. 

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, Nassau Community College provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification. 

This Disclosure is strictly limited to Nassau Community College’s determination of whether its educational program, Associate Degree in Applied Science, Radiation Therapy Technology that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State for a Licensed Radiologic Technologist.  The Radiation Therapy Technology Program cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming.  Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

Successful completion of the Radiation Therapy Program at Nassau Community College will allow the individual to sit for the ARRT exam for certification and registration as a Radiologic Technologist (Therapy) and apply for a New York State license.

Most states have licensing laws covering the practice of radiologic technology. In those states, you must obtain a state license before you can work as a radiologic technologist. Some—but not all—states require you to be certified and registered through ARRT before you can obtain a state license. Earning an ARRT credential doesn’t necessarily mean you are eligible to work in a particular state, applying for licensure may be necessary. Many states use ARRT credentials when making licensing decisions. 

Nassau Community College has designed an educational program curriculum for an Associate Degree in Applied Science; Radiation Therapy Technology that if successfully completed is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an advanced practice license in the following states:

After making all reasonable efforts, SUNY cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum for an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Radiation Therapy Technology, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for Licensure as a Radiologic Technologist in other states.

Radiologic Technology - Licensure Contact

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

This program is accredited under the Nassau Community College accreditation granted by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the New York State Department of Health. Opportunities for professional advancement and continuing education at the B.S. degree level are available. Candidates who satisfy the following requirements may be eligible to receive advanced credit toward the A.A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology:

  1. Enrolled at Nassau Community College in either the day or evening division
  2. Licensed by the New York State Health Department, Bureau of Radiologic Technology (L.R.T.)
  3. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T. (R)
  4. Currently employed as a practicing radiologic technologist
  5. Pass a proficiency examination

Complete 33 credits in residence for graduation.

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Respiratory Care (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Graduates are eligible for nationally recognized certification and registration through the National Board for Respiratory Care, and for licensure by the New York State Education Department.

Area of study States where program meets licensing requirements States where program does not meet licensing requirements States for which it has not been determined if the program meets licensing requirements
Surgical Technology (A.A.S.) New York   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Our two-year Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Surgical Technology (AAS) is distinctive to Long Island. It is the ONLY Associate Degree program on Long Island accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation from The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA).  As a graduate, you'll be required to sit for the (NBSTSA) National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Exam in Surgical Technology (CST).  You can begin your career immediately after graduation

STATE LAW OVERVIEW as it relates to National Certification for the CST 

The following states have passed law related to the education and certification of surgical technologists.  

  • Indiana (2009)
  • Massachusetts (2012)
  • Nevada (2017)
  • New Jersey (2011)
  • New York (2015)
  • Oregon (2016)
  • South Carolina (2018)
  • Tennessee (2013)
  • Texas (2009)
  • Idaho (1991) - Idaho has an administrative rule requiring that surgical technologists (referred to as “operating room technicians” in the rule) either complete a CAAHEP-accredited program OR satisfy the NBSTSA requirements for CST/certification.

The following states require surgical technologists to register in order to work in the state: 

  • Colorado (2016) (CST not required for registration)
  • North Dakota (2011) (“Unlicensed Assistive Person” registry; CST not required for registration)
  • Washington (2010) (CST not required for registration)

The following states offer optional registration/title protection for surgical technologists: 

  • Arkansas (2017) (Must be a CST in order to qualify for the registry/title protection)
  • Illinois (2004) (Must be a CST in order to qualify for the registry/title protection)
  • Virginia (2014) (Must be a CST in order to qualify for the registry/title protection) 

Most recent information related to National Certification for the CST can be found at: https://www.ast.org/Public_Policy/Legislative_Overview

1The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, vary by state and your state may use different terms.

2 This determination is based on the educational and curricular requirements of each state for licensure (i.e., excluding any special, temporary licensure that may be granted) and does not imply that other requirements for licensure do not exist or have been determined to have been met by this program or that any necessary approvals for clinical placements have been secured at the time of enrollment. A license in the state of intended practice is a requirement of entry and continuation in the program. Each student should verify their particular situation with their intended state's licensing entity.

3 If the State does not regulate/license advanced practice nursing, Nassau Community College's program has been determined to be sufficient for these purposes.

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