National and State Licensing / Certification Agencies and Boards

Last revised: March 21, 2022

National

ALL
NC SARA Professional Licensure for Students

ACCOUNTING
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

AEROSPACE
Federal Aviation Administration Schools
Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Dispatcher Schools
Federal Aviation Administration Maintenance Schools
Federal Aviation Administration Pilot Schools

ATHLETIC TRAINING
National Athletic Trainers’ Association

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator

COUNSELING
American Counseling Association Licensure & Certification-State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors State Board Directory
NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory Counseling

EDUCATION
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Interstate Agreement
NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory Teacher Education
US Department of Education State Contacts

GEOSCIENCES
National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) State Requirement Matrix

INTERIOR DESIGN
National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination Eligibility Paths

NURSING
NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Nurse Licensure Compact

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator
Commission on Dietetic Registration

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
PhysicianAssistantEDU.org

PSYCHOLOGY
NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory Psychology
National Association of School Psychologists National Certification
National Association of School Psychologists State School Psychology Credentialing Requirements

SOCIAL WORK
Association of Social Work Boards Licensing Board or College Websites, Statutes and Administrative Rules
NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory Social Work

States

ALABAMA
Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling
Alabama State Board of Examiners for Dietetics & Nutritionists
Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists
Alabama Board of Nursing
Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology
Alabama Board of Social Work

ALASKA
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Athletic Training Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Board of Professional Counselors Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Dieticians and Nutritionists Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Alaska Board of Nursing
Alaska Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners
Alaska Board of Social Work
Alaska Regulation of Professional Geologists

ARIZONA
Arizona State Board of Accountancy
Arizona Board of Athletic Training
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (Counseling, Social Work)
Arizona Department of Education
Arizona Board of Nursing
Arizona Board of Technical Registration (Geologists)

ARKANSAS
Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy
Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arkansas Board of Nursing
Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

CALIFORNIA
California Board of Accountancy
Board of Behavioral Sciences (Counseling, Social Work)
California State Board of Education
California Board of Registered Nursing
Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists

COLORADO
Colorado Board of Accountancy
Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
Colorado Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure
Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Board of Nursing
Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Colorado Geological Survey (Colorado does not require licensure or registration of geologists.)

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Connecticut State Department of Public Health Athletic Trainer Licensure
Connecticut State Department of Public Health Professional Counselor Licensing
Connecticut State Department of Education
Connecticut State Department of Public Health Dietician/Nutritionist Certification
Connecticut State Department of Public Health Registered Nurse Licensure
Connecticut State Department of Public Health Social Work Licensure
State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (Geologists)

DELAWARE
Delaware Board of Accountancy
Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Board of Mental Health Professionals
Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
Division of Professional Regulation (Geologists)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Department of Health; Health Regulation & Licensing Administration
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling
District of Columbia Board of Psychology
District of Columbia Board of Social Work

FLORIDA
Florida Board of Accountancy
Florida Board of Athletic Training
Florida Department of Education
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Interior Design
Florida Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
Florida Board of Professional Geologists

GEORGIA
Georgia State Board of Accountancy
Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Education)
Georgia Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

HAWAII
Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy
Hawaii Athletic Trainers Program
Hawaii Mental Health Counselor Licensing
Hawaii Department of Education
Hawaii Board of Nursing
Hawaii Board of Social Work

IDAHO
Idaho State Board of Accountancy
Idaho Board of Athletic Trainers
Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Idaho State Department of Education
Idaho Board of Nursing
Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

ILLINOIS
Illinois Board of Examiners (CPA)
Illinois Athletic Training Licensure
Illinois Professional Counselor Licensure
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Board of Nursing
Illinois Board of Social Work
Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (Dietitian Nutritionist, Geologist, Interior Designer, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist)

INDIANA
Indiana Board of Accountancy
Indiana Athletic Trainers Board
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (Counseling, Social Work)
Dieticians Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Interior Design Registry
Indiana State Board of Nursing
Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

IOWA
Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau (Accountants)
Iowa Board of Athletic Training
Iowa Board of Dietetics
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau (Interior Designers)
Iowa Board of Nursing
Iowa Board of Social Work

KANSAS
Kansas Board of Accountancy
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Counseling)
Kansas State Department of Education
Kansas Board of Nursing
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Social Work)
Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Board of Accountancy
Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Kentucky Board of Social Work
Kentucky Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

LOUISIANA
State Board of CPAs of Louisiana
Louisiana State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
Louisiana Department of Education
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists

MAINE
Maine Board of Accountancy
Maine Athletic Trainers Program
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
Maine Department of Education
Maine State Board of Nursing
Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure
State Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists

MARYLAND
Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Maryland Board of Nursing
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners

MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

MICHIGAN
Michigan Board of Accountancy
Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers
Michigan Board of Counseling
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Athletic Trainer, Counseling, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Social Worker)
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Board of Nursing
Michigan Board of Social Work

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Board of Accountancy
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Minnesota Board of Nursing
Minnesota Board of Social Work

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Board of Nursing
Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

MISSOURI
Missouri Board of Accountancy
Missouri Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee
Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors
Missouri Committee of Dieticians
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Interior Design Council
Missouri Board of Nursing
Missouri Committee for Social Workers
Board of Geologist Registration

MONTANA
Montana Board of Public Accountants
Montana Board of Athletic Trainers
Montana Board of Behavioral Health (Counseling, Social Work)
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Montana Board of Nursing

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Athletic Training
Nebraska Department of Education
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Psychological Assistant
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Nurse Licensing
Nebraska Board of Geologists

NEVADA
Nevada State Board of Accountancy
Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors
Nevada Board of Education
Nevada Board of Nursing
Nevada Board of Social Work

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
New Hampshire Athletic Trainers Governing Board
New Hampshire Department of Education
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice Social Worker
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, Board of Professional Geologists

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
New Jersey Athletic Training Advisory Committee
New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
New Jersey Department of Education
New Jersey Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee
New Jersey Board of Nursing
New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
New Mexico Boards and Commissions Athletic Trainers
New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
New Mexico Public Education Department
New Mexico Boards and Commissions Interior Designers
New Mexico Boards and Commissions Nutrition and Dietetics
New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners
New Mexico Board of Nursing
New Mexico Board of Social Work

NEW YORK
New York Office of the Professions Public Accountancy
New York State Education Department; Office of the Professions
New York Office of the Professions Athletic Training
New York Office of the Professions Dietetics and Nutrition
New York Office of the Professions Interior Design
New York State Department of Education
New York Office of the Professions Nursing
New York Office of the Professions Social Work
New York Office of the Professions Geology

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners
North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Board of Nursing
North Carolina Social Work and Licensure Board
North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota State Board of Accountancy
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
North Dakota Board of Nursing
North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

OHIO
Accountancy Board of Ohio
Ohio Counselor Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Board of Nursing

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Accountancy Board
Professional Counselor Licensing Division; Oklahoma State Dept of Health
Oklahoma Department of Education
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers

OREGON
Oregon Board of Accountancy
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Oregon Board of Nursing
Oregon Board of Social Work
Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors & Geologists

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Board of Accountancy
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Puerto Rico Department of Education
Puerto Rico Department of State Interior Designers
Puerto Rico Examining Board of Nursing
Puerto Rico Department of State Professional Social Workers
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Geologists

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Board of Accountancy
Rhode Island Athletic Training Licensing
RI Dept of Health: Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy
RI Dept of Health Professions Regulation 
Rhode Island Dieticians and Nutritionists Licensing
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island Board of Nursing
Rhode Island Social Work Licensing

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Board of Accountancy
South Carolina Dept. of Labor Licensing Regulations Div Professional & Occupational Licensing
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors
South Carolina Panel for Dietetics
South Carolina Department of Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
South Carolina State Board of Registration for Geologists

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota Board of Accountancy
South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
South Dakota Department of Education
South Dakota Board of Nursing
South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

TEXAS
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation: Athletic Trainers
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Texas Education Agency
Texas Board of Nursing
Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners
Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

UTAH
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing: Accountancy
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Licensing: Athletic Trainer
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Certfied Dietician
Utah State Board of Education
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Licensing: Commercial Interior Designer
Utah Board of Nursing
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Licensing Social Work
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing: Professional Geology

VERMONT
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Accountancy
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Athletic Trainers
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Dieticians
Vermont Agency of Education Licensure
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Nursing
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation: Social Workers
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Geological Survey

VIRGINIA
Virginia Board of Accountancy
Virginia Board of Counseling; Dept of Health Professions
Virginia Department of Education
Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
Virginia Board of Nursing
Virginia Board of Social Work
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals and Geologists

WASHINGTON
Washington State Board of Accountancy
Washington State Department of Health: Athletic Trainer
Washington State Department of Health: Dietician and Nutritionist
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Washington Nursing Commission
Washington State Department of Health: Social Work
Washington Geologist Licensing Board

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Board of Accountancy
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
West Virginia Department of Education
West Virginia RN Board
West Virginia Board of Social Work

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: CPA
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: Professional Counselor
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: Social Work
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: Professional Geologists

WYOMING
Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board (Social Worker, Mental Health, Professional Counselor)
Wyoming Board of Nursing
Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists