Professional Licensure Disclosure

If you live outside of Arkansas and plan to complete an academic program that leads to a professional license, it is critical that you understand the regulations and requirements for licensure in your home state prior to enrollment.

Whenever possible, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will provide information regarding whether our program curriculum aligns with the requirements of your state licensing body.  We recommend you contact the appropriate licensing board for your intended profession and your UAMS program advisor before you begin a program.  If you experience any difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your program advisor.

UAMS determines student location according to this policy.

Program Program meets federal requirements for licensure in these states Does not meet Cannot be determined
Doctor of Medicine Requirements met for licensure in all 50 US states due to Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation.
Doctor of Pharmacy Requirements met for licensure in all 50 US states due to Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Doctor of Nursing Practice To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
BSN-Doctor of Nursing Practice To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Adult-Gero Acute Care-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Adult-Gero Primary Care-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Family Nurse Practitioner-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Nursing Administration-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Primary Care Pediatric Nurse-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse-MNSc To determine what states that the curriculum meets, please visit this site and search for education requirements by state.
Doctor of Audiology-AuD Requirements met for practice in all 50 US states and DC with UAMS degree.
Cardio-Respiratory Care-BS Curriculum allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states.
Communication Sciences & Disorders-MS UAMS degree meets entry level practice requirements in all 50 US states.
Cytotechnology-BS AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA*, CO, CT, DE, FL*, GA, HI*, ID, IN, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA*, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT*, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI*, SC, SD, TN*, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV*, WI, WY
*these states require licensure along with education
NY
Dental Hygiene-BS Curriculum prepares students to take the NBDHE national exam and the CITA (regional) exam administered by UAMS.  The CITA is accepted in all states except AK, CA, DE, GA, NE, OK, and WA where students would need to take an additional clinical board exam.
Dietetic Internship-CERT UAMS certificate allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography-BS Program meets federal requirements for education in all 50 US states.  NH, NM, ND, and OR require licensure along with education for employment.
Genetic Counseling-MS Curriculum allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states.  State licensure requires board exam eligibility which completing the UAMS accredited program confers.
Medical Laboratory Science-BS AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL*, GA*,  HI*, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA*, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT*, NE, NV*, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND*, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR*, RI, SC, SD, TN*, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV*, WI, WY
*these states require licensure along with education
CA, NY
Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences Curriculum allows students to sit for NMTCB exam and with several additional clinical requirements meets requirements for the ARRT exam. Both certifications are nationally recognized. In states requiring state licensure, certification by either NMTCB or ARRT is required.
Occupational Therapy Curriculum allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states.
Physician Assistant-MPAS Curriculum allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states and Puerto Rico.
Physical Therapy-DPT Curriculum allows students to sit for national board exam which is honored in all 50 US states.
Radiologic Imaging Sciences-BS Meets federal requirements in all 50 states for national certification exam and licensure.  Most states require a state license also (application and fee, no additional exam).  Georgia requires six hours of on the job radiation safety education but no state license.

Updated July 8, 2020