Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. The programs at Fairmont State University have been designed to meet relevant requirements for programs in the State of West Virginia. Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in their state or territory are strongly encouraged to check their state’s or territory's information below and contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state. Licensure requirements may include educational or degree requirements, professional examinations, background checks, work experience, character and fitness qualifications, fingerprinting, drug screening, and other requirements.
Students who plan to pursue licensure outside of West Virginia should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program's ability to meet any new educational requirements. It is the responsibility of students to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and make sure that they meet those requirements.
Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their program to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.
Students may use the links provided below to obtain information regarding licensure requirements for various states. Students should use available information to make an independent determination regarding the appropriateness of Fairmont State University programs for their educational and post-graduation plans.
The hyperlinks below lead to websites created and maintained by other organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. Fairmont State University does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Furthermore, the inclusion of these hyperlinks is not intended to reflect their importance or to endorse the organizations sponsoring the websites. The inclusion of these hyperlinks is also not intended to endorse the views expressed, or the products or services offered, on the websites. Please note that privacy policies on these websites may differ from those of Fairmont State University.
The following hyperlinks lead to websites that may help to answer any questions that you may have or provide you with guidance on who to contact.
Fairmont State University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
State Education Agency’s - https://publish.smartsheet.com/4dfcb6a0284545ee895980a8c8b71432
The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which requires Fairmont State University’s ASN Program to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. Please go to the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website to look up each state’s initial licensure educational requirements.
|Positive Licensure Determinations
(Meets the state’s education requirements for initial licensure).
|Negative Licensure Disclosure
(Does Not Meet the state’s education requirements for initial licensure).
|No Disclosure Determination
(The institution has not determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure).
District of Columbia
This page is updated at least annually (in June) or when necessary in order to comply with legal requirements. For questions about professional licensure disclosures, contact us at
Students in other countries should note that it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether or not completion of their program of choice at Fairmont State University will fulfill any educational requirements for professional licensure in their country. Students should also note that additional requirements for licensure, other than education, may apply. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency/board within their country for information to assist in making such a determination.