Disclosures

Information for International Applicants

The Ohio State University works to provide global access to its online degree and certificate programs. While we carefully track issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a student’s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether an online degree or certificate will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply.

Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees and certificates, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.

If you’re considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional license, contact the appropriate professional licensing board in your country of residence or the country where you intend to work in order to determine whether an online degree or certificate from Ohio State will be recognized.

Professional Licensure Information

If you live outside Ohio and are considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional license, we highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements before beginning the program. Ohio State makes every effort to ensure licensure information is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised.

For licensing board contact information, licensure requirements and program approval status, please see below.

Have questions about professional licensure requirements? Contact the State Authorization team.

View this state's disclosure information.

California

Licensing Agency

  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

    The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for The Ohio State University to offer distance education programs to students located in California is not required. 

Professional Board Licensure

  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    The California Board of Registered Nursing does not require approval of out-of-state online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion (RN-BSN), post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (post-master's DNP), Nursing in School Health Services Certificate, Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate, and Nurse Educator Certificate programs. Therefore, the Ohio State University may offer those programs to students located in California. 

    The Ohio State University's MS in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) programs are not currently available to students located in California.

    The online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate, School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate, or Registered Nurses in Primary Care Certificate programs are not available to students located outside Ohio at this time.

    Completion of the online MS in Nursing degree program, or completion of the MS portion of the online BSN-DNP degree program, meets educational requirements to sit for national specialty certification in the chosen advanced practice specialty track. The California Board of Registered Nursing requires nurse practitioner license applicants to complete a graduate-level nurse education program and hold national advanced practice certification, in addition to other requirements. Therefore, completion of the MS in Nursing, or the MS portion of the BSN-DNP, meets educational requirements for nurse practitioner license in California.

    The online Nursing in School Health Services Certificate program prepares students to administer school health services; however, it does not lead to School Nurse licensure. 

    The online Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate program prepares completers who hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing and meet other requirements to seek certification as a Nurse Coach Board Certified (NC-BC) from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.

    The online Nurse Educator Certificate program prepares nurses with master's or doctoral preparation to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

    The online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate program is designed to prepare Ohio RNs who hold a bachelor’s degree to meet requirements for a School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The program is not designed to meet school nurse licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

    The online School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate program is designed to prepare Ohio RNs who hold a master’s degree and a current Ohio School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License for endorsement through the Ohio Department of Education as a School Nurse Wellness Coordinator. The program is not designed to meet School Nurse Wellness Coordinator licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

    The online Registered Nurses in Primary Care Certificate program is designed to educate current Ohio RNs to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. The program is not designed to lead to an additional license or certification.

  • Dental Board of California

    The online BS in Dental Hygiene program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have earned an associate degree or certificate from a CODA accredited program. The online Master of Dental Hygiene degree program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have earned a bachelor’s degree. These programs do not lead to an initial or additional license. 

    The Dental Board of California does not regulate post-licensure online dental hygiene programs. Therefore, Ohio State may offer the online BS in Dental Hygiene and Master of Dental Hygiene programs to students located in California. 

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing does not require approval to offer programs that do not lead to a teacher credential in California. Because the programs do not lead to a credential, The Ohio State University may offer the Master of Learning Technologies, Master of Arts in Art Education, Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE), and Core Practices in World Language Education programs to students located in California.

    The online ECDE program leads to Associate Licensure in Pre-Kindergarten Education and prepares completers to teach in childcare, pre-schools, and pre-K programs within a school district in Ohio. California does not offer an equivalent associate pre-K credential. A bachelor’s degree is required to be eligible for a pre-K teacher credential in California. However, the online ECDE program could qualify completers for other early childhood roles in California if all other criteria are met.

    The online Master of Arts in Art Education, Master of Learning Technologies, and Core Practices in World Language Education are not designed to lead to an initial or additional teacher license or credential. 

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences

    The California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires social work programs to be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) but does not approve programs. The Ohio State University's online Master of Social Work degree programs are CSWE accredited. Therefore, Ohio State may offer those programs to students located in California. 

    Completion of the online Master of Social Work program meets California education requirements to apply for an Associate Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. However, an individual must meet additional Board requirements to be eligible for a Master's prepared Social Work License in California. 

  • California Department of Public Health (Radiologic Sciences)

    The Ohio State University's online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program is designed for individuals who hold an Associate of Science degree and are certified by the ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS. The program prepares completers for the AHRA Certified Radiology Administrator credential exam but does not lead to an initial or additional license in California.

    The California Department of Health does not require approval to offer the online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program to students located in California. 

  • Assistive Technology

    The Ohio State University's online Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology Certificate (ARTC) program is designed to meet assistive technology training and education requirements for national certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS). California does not require a license to work as an assistive technology professional.

  • California Department of Public Health (Medical Laboratory Science)

    The Ohio State University is not offering the online Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree completion program to students located in California at this time.

    The California Department of Public Health requires applicants for a clinical laboratory scientist trainee license to complete specified coursework, including three semester hours of physics. Completion of the online MLT to MLS does not include three semester hours of physics; therefore, the program does not meet educational requirements for a clinical laboratory scientist trainee license in Florida.