Disclosures

Information for International Applicants

The Ohio State University works to provide global access to its online degree 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 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, 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 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.

Colorado

Licensing Agency

  • Colorado Department of Higher Education

    The Ohio State University is authorized to operate in Colorado through mutual participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Ohio State's approval for institutional participation in SARA was granted by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) on September 22, 2015. Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience.

Professional Board Licensure

  • Colorado Board of Nursing

    The Colorado Board of Nursing does not have jurisdiction over post-RN nursing programs. However, Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience. Because the programs include a clinical component, The Ohio State University is not enrolling students located in Colorado in the online MS in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice (post-master's DNP and BSN-DNP) degree programs. 

    Because they are post-licensure programs that do not include an on-ground clinical component, Ohio State may offer the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion (RN-BSN), Nursing in School Health Services Certificate, and Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate programs to students in Colorado. 

    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.

    Ohio State is not offering the online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate, School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate, Nurse Educator Certificate, or Registered Nurses in Primary Care Certificate programs to students located outside Ohio at this time. 

    Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience.

  • Colorado Dental Board

    The Ohio State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have earned an associate degree or certificate from a CODA accredited program. The online Master of Science in 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 Colorado Dental Board requires post-licensure dental hygiene programs to be CODA accredited but does not approve programs. Ohio State's online dental hygiene programs are CODA accredited. Therefore, Ohio State may offer those programs to students located in Colorado.

    Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience. 

  • Colorado Department of Education

    The Colorado Department of Education does not require approval of online out-of-state educator programs. Therefore, The Ohio State University may offer the online 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 Colorado.

    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. Colorado does not offer an equivalent associate pre-k license. A bachelor’s degree is required for pre-k teacher licensure in Colorado. However, the online ECDE program could qualify completers for other early childhood roles in Colorado if all other criteria are met.

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

    Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience.  

  • Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners

    The Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners requires out-of-state online 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 Colorado. 

    Ohio State's online Master of Social Work degree program meets Colorado education requirements to apply for licensure as a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. However, additional Board requirements must be met prior to applying for a Master's prepared Social Work license in Colorado. 

    Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Radiologic Sciences)

    The Ohio State University's online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences and Therapy 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 Colorado. 

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

  • 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). Colorado does not require a license to work as an assistive technology professional.

  • Medical Laboratory Science
    The Ohio State University’s online Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree completion program is designed for individuals who hold an Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and ASCP certification as a Medical Lab Technician. Completion of the online MLT to MLS program meets educational requirements to sit for ASCP MLS certification via Route 2; however, students must also complete a clinical laboratory experience requirement for ASCP MLS certification.
     
    Colorado does not require a state license to work as a medical laboratory scientist in Colorado.