Nursing and Health Science Programs Licensure or Certification

All applicable ECPI University nursing and health science programs prepare students to obtain professional licensure or certification in the states of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (nursing only), Texas, and Virginia. For all other states, please contact the applicable licensure board (listed below) to request information and additional guidance before beginning or continuing a program that leads to licensure. ECPI University cannot determine at this time if our programs meet the licensing or certification requirements in states other than the ones listed above. Requirements often vary by state and are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the student to understand eligibility for licensure or certification in the appropriate state.

Nursing Programs

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has searchable databases on its website (NCSBN Distance Education) for state professional licensure and distance education requirements:

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has published nursing board contact information for states and certain U.S. territories: https://publish.smartsheet.com/f09beb91e1ef4e31980126505e1a4b81.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & STATE LICENSURE INFORMATION

Program Certifications / Examinations State Licensure Information

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Certifications
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
Examinations in: Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation (SPI), Abdomen (AB), Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

AAS Medical Radiography Bachelor of Science (BS) Radiologic Science

Certifications
Registered Technologist in Radiography of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

State Licensing Requirements
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

AAS Emergency Medical Services

Certification
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

State EMS Licensure Requirements
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians -- State EMS Agencies

Massage Therapy Diploma

Licensing Examination
Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)

State EMS Licensure Requirements
Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards

AAS Health Science - Medical Assisting Medical Assisting Diploma

Certifications
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
EKG Technician

AAS Physical Therapist Assistant

Examination
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

State Licensing Requirements
FSBPT - Licensing Authorities Contact Information

AAS Surgical Technology

Certification
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

AAS Dental Assisting

Certification
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

AAS Health Science – Health Information Management

Certification
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

BS Health Science – Healthcare Administration (Long-Term Care Track)

License
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)

State Licensure Requirements
National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

State / Territory Licensing Agency Professional Board of Licensure

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Alabama under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Alabama Board of Nursing

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Alaska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Alaska Board of Nursing

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Postsecondary Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Arizona under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
ECPI University is autrized to operate in Arkansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

California

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
California does not participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). ECPI University is registered in California as an out of state institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

California Board of Registered Nursing

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Colorado under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Colorado Board of Nursing

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Connecticut under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Delaware under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Delaware Board of Nursing

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission

ECPI University is authorized to operate in the District of Columbia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education
ECPI University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

Professional Board of Nursing Licensure - Florida Board of Nursing
Nursing Home Administrator License - Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Georgia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Georgia Board of Nursing

Hawaii

Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Hawaii under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Hawaii Board of Nursing

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Idaho under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Idaho Board of Nursing

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Illinois under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Illinois Board of Nursing

Indiana

Indiana Commissions for Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Indiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Iowa under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Iowa Board of Nursing

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Kansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Kansas Board of Nursing

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Kentucky under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Louisiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Maine

Maine Department of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Maine under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Maine State Board of Nursing

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Maryland under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Maryland Board of Nursing

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Massachusetts under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Michigan under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Michigan Board of Nursing

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Minnesota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Mississippi

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Mississippi under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Missouri under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Missouri Board of Nursing

Montana

Montana University System
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Montana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Montana Board of Nursing

Nebraska

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Nebraska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada

Nevada System of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Nevada under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Nevada State Board of Nursing

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in New Hampshire under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in New Jersey under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

New Jersey Board of Nursing

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
ECPI University is authorized to operate in New Mexico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

New Mexico Board of Nursing

New York

New York State Education Department
ECPI University is authorized to operate in New York under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

New York Board of Nursing

North Carolina

University of North Carolina System Office
ECPI University is licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to award degrees.
North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
ECPI University is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to award diplomas.

Professional Board of Nursing Licensure - North Carolina Board of Nursing

North Dakota

North Dakota University System
ECPI University is authorized to operate in North Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

North Dakota Board of Nursing

Ohio

Ohio Department of Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Ohio under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Ohio Board of Nursing

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Oklahoma under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Oregon

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Oregon under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Oregon State Board of Nursing

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Puerto Rico

Office of Registration and Licensing of Education Institutions
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Puerto Rico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Rhode Island under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Rhode Island Board of Nursing

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Educations
ECPI University is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Professional Board of Nursing Licensure - South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Long Term Health Care Administrators - Nursing Home Administrator License

South Dakota

South Dakota Office of the Secretary of State
ECPI University is authorized to operate in South Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Tennessee under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Tennessee Board of Nursing
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program has received initial approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
ECPI University – San Antonio is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms in the State of Texas until expiration of its current grant of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Texas Board of Nursing

US Virgin Islands

ECPI University is authorized to operate in the US Virgin Islands under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

US Virgin Islands Department of Health

Utah

Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Utah under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Utah Board of Nursing

Vermont

Vermont Agency of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Vermont under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Vermont Board of Nursing

Virginia

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
ECPI University has authority issued from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia to offer degrees, courses for degree credit, and programs of study leading to a degree.

Professional Board of Nursing Licensure - Virginia Department of Health Professions -- Board of Nursing
Radiologic Technologist License - Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Medicine
Emergency Medical Services Provider - Virginia Department of Health
Massage Therapist License - Virginia Department of Health Professions -- Board of Nursing
Nursing Home Administrator License - Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Long-Term Care Administrators

Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Washington under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Washington Nursing Commission

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
ECPI University is authorized to operate in West Virginia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

West Virginia Board of Nursing

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Program
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Wisconsin under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
ECPI University is authorized to operate in Wyoming under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Wyoming State Board of Nursing