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.

Virginia

Licensing Agency

  • Virginia State Council of Higher Education

    The Ohio State University is authorized to operate in Virginia 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.

Professional Board Licensure

  • Virginia Board of Nursing

    The Virginia Board of Nursing does not regulate post-licensure nursing programs. Because the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion (RN to 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 are post-licensure programs, The Ohio State University may offer those programs to students located in Virginia.

    Students participating in a clinical experience must be licensed RNs, and their practice must be confined to what is being covered in the curriculum under appropriate supervision. 

    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 Virginia Board of Nursing requires applicants for a nurse for a nurse practitioner license to complete an accredited graduate-level nurse practitioner education program and hold national advanced practice certification, in addition to other requirements. Therefore, completion of the CCNE-accredited MS in Nursing, or the MS portion of the BSN-DNP, meets educational requirements for advanced practice licensure in Virginia. 

    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)

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

  • Virginia Board of Dentistry

    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 Virginia 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 Virginia.

  • Virginia Department of Education

    The Virginia 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 programs to students located in Virginia. 

    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. Virginia does not offer an equivalent associate pre-k license. A bachelor’s degree is required for pre-k teacher licensure in Virginia. However, the online ECDE program could qualify completers for other early childhood roles in Virginia 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 do not lead to initial or additional teacher licensure in Ohio or Virginia.

  • Virginia Board of Social Work

    The Virginia Board of Social Work requires out-of-state online social work programs to be accredited by the Council on Social Work Examiners (CSWE) but does not approve programs. The Ohio State University's online Master of Social Work programs are CSWE accredited. Therefore, Ohio State may offer the online Master of Social Work program to students located in Virginia. 

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

  • Virginia Board of Medicine (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 ARRTNMTCB, 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 Virginia.

    The Virginia Board of Medicine does not require approval to offer the online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program to students located in Virginia.

  • 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). Virginia 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.

    Virginia does not require state licensure or certification to work as a medical laboratory scientist in Virginia.