Gov't Relations

Department of Education Professional Licensure Disclosure Regulation 

July 22, 2020

Following the finalization of new regulations by the Department of Education, all institutions of higher education offering programs intended to lead to professional licensure are required to publicly disclose whether completion of particular programs would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in all states. Specifically, institutions are required to publicly provide: 

  • A list of all states for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification
  • A list of all states for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification
  • A list of all states for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification

As of July 2020, all 50 states require graduation from an ARC-PA accredited program and certification following successful completion of the PANCE as conditions for initial PA licensure. By virtue of ARC accreditation, PA programs offer a curriculum necessary for licensure in all 50 states. To ensure adequate compliance with the requirements of the Department of Education, programs are advised to consult with their institution’s compliance office. 

For a complete summary of initial licensure requirements in all 50 states, please click here.