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.

Florida

Licensing Agency

  • Florida Commission for Independent Education

    The Ohio State University is authorized to operate in Florida through mutual participation 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. 

Professional Board Licensure

  • Florida Board of Nursing

    Ohio State may offer the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion (RN-BSN), MS in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (post-master's DNP or BSN-DNP), Nursing in School Health Services Certificate, Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate, and Nurse Educator Certificate programs to students located in Florida.

    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.

    Licensure Disclosures
    Completion of the online MS in Nursing program, or the MS portion of the online BSN-DNP program, meets educational requirements to sit for national specialty certification in the chosen advanced practice specialty track and to apply for an APRN license in Florida. 

    Completion of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) specialty track of the online MS in Nursing program meets educational requirements to sit for national CNL certification. A CNL is not prepared as an APRN.

    Completion of the online Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate program prepares individuals 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.

    Completion of 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).

    Completion of 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. Ohio State has not determined whether the program meets school nurse licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

    Completion of 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. Ohio State has not determined whether the program meets School Nurse Wellness Coordinator licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

  • Florida Board of Dentistry

    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 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 Florida Board of Dentistry 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 Florida.

  • Florida Department of Education

    The Florida Department of Education does not require approval of online out-of-state educator programs that do not lead initial certification in Florida. Because the programs do not lead to initial certification in Florida, 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 Florida. 

    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. Florida does not offer an equivalent associate pre-K certificate. A bachelor’s degree is required for pre-K teacher certification in Florida. However, the online ECDE program could qualify completers for other early childhood roles in Florida 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 programs are not designed to lead to initial or additional teacher licensure or certification. 

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling

    Ohio State may offer the online CSWE-accredited Master of Social (MSW) program to students located in Florida. 

    Completion of the online MSW program meets educational requirements to apply for a Certified Master Social Work license only if an individual selects and completes courses that meet specific coursework requirements and meets educational requirements to apply for a Licensed Clinical Social Work license only if an individual selects and completes courses that meet specific coursework requirements.

  • Florida Department of 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 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 Florida. 

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

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

  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    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.

    The Florida Board of Clinical Lab Personnel does not require approval to offer MLS education programs. Therefore, The Ohio State University may offer the online MLT to MLS degree completion program to students located in Florida. 

    The Florida Board of Clinical Lab Personnel requires applicants for a Medical Technologist license to hold a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science that meets coursework requirements and national certification, in addition to other requirements. Completion of the online MLT to MLS program meets educational requirements for Medical Technologist licensure in Florida.

  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    The online Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Specialization in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) program is designed for individuals who are licensed pharmacists, or who are eligible for licensure as a pharmacist, in the state where the individual is located. The Florida Board of Pharmacy does not require approval to offer post-licensure programs. Therefore, Ohio State may offer the online MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, HSPA program to students located in Florida.