Information on Licensed Careers
While a postsecondary degree is required for many professions, completion of a Strayer University degree program does not guarantee employment in any profession. Prior to enrollment, students are responsible to confirm all education, training, and licensing requirements in their chosen field. Links to the most commonly requested information for regulated professions are provided below. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Campus Dean.
Credits, degrees, certificates and diplomas earned from Strayer University’s accounting programs do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing examinations, such as the Certified Public Accountant examination, or to practice certain professions in Florida or any other state. All students interested in practicing a regulated accounting profession requiring licensure from a state regulatory agency, and especially those students in Florida, should contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in the field of their interest.
Licensing information is also available from the following Web sites:
- National Accounting Organizations
- State Accounting Boards
Completion of Strayer University’s criminal justice programs does not guarantee that a student has met the requirements for employment in the criminal justice field. Prior to enrollment, students are encouraged to consult the applicable licensing agency in the field of their employment.
Criminal justice students should be aware that many criminal justice employers take into account the following factors when determining eligibility for employment:
- U.S. citizenship
- state residency
- criminal background
- physical and psychological health
- age; and
- military discharge information.
Below is the contact information for common law enforcement employers in the states where Strayer University is currently approved to offer the Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice and/or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:
Federal Law Enforcement Organizations
- Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- National Security Administration (NSA)
- Secret Service
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
State Law Enforcement Organizations
District of Columbia
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Florida County and Local Police Departments
Not all of the online programs offered by our institution have been approved in Kentucky. Please check the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Web site at http://dataportal.cpe.ky.gov/acadprog.aspx to view its listing of approved programs. For more information, please contact the Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
Please be advised that our educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s Web site at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.
- Minnesota State Patrol
- Minnesota County and Local Police Departments
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety
- North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
- North Carolina County and Local Police Departments
Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that the student is eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-related benefits.
Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certifications in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.
Below is the contact information for the Departments of Education in the states where Strayer University is currently approved to offer the Master of Education program:
- Alabama Department of Education. Strayer University has been granted authorization by the State of Alabama under Ala. Code §16-5-10 (14) (1975) to offer the academic degree program described herein. Since credentials earned in the Master of Education program do not automatically qualify for teacher certification, endorsement and/or salary benefits within the State of Alabama, prospective students are advised to contact the Office of the Alabama State Superintendent of Education and/or their local school district administrators for verification.
- Delaware Department of Education
- District of Columbia Department of Education
- Florida Department of Education
- Georgia Department of Education. For students in Georgia who are enrolling after January 1, 2011: According to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Strayer University's Master in Education program only meets the requirements for eligibility for a certificate level upgrade if completed by September 1, 2015. The concentration in Adult Education and Development must be completed by December 15, 2014. All students seeking a certificate level upgrade in Georgia should refer to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, http://www.gapsc.com/ regarding eligibility requirements.
- Indiana Department of Education
- Kentucky Department of Education. Please be advised that our educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s Web site at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.
- Louisiana Department of Education
- Maryland State Department of Education
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- State of New Jersey Department of Education
- North Carolina Department of Education
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- South Carolina State Department of Education. Completion of the Master of Education program will not lead to teacher or administrator certification in South Carolina. Although it is not guaranteed, South Carolina graduates may be eligible for pay upgrade or promotion.
- Tennessee Department of Education
- Texas Education Agency (TEA)
- Utah State Office of Education
- Virginia Department of Education
- West Virginia Department of Education
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Health Services Administration
Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Health Services Administration program, completion of an MBA concentration in Health Services Administration, or completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration concentration in Health Services Administration, does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for licensure as a healthcare administrator in any state. Students pursuing professional healthcare certifications should contact their respective state health departments to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.
Below is the contact information for the Departments of Health and/or other relevant agencies in the states where Strayer University is currently approved to offer its Health Services Administration programs and/or concentrations:
District of Columbia
- Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- Division of Medical Quality Assurance
- Georgia Division of Public Health
- Georgia Department of Human Resources: Office of Regulatory Services
- Business and Professional Licensing
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
- Tennessee Department of Health
- Health Related Boards/Health Care Providers
- Tennessee Health Services Development Agency
- Utah Department of Health
- Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
- Utah Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment
- Virginia Department of Health
- Virginia Department of Health Professions
- Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
- West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board
- West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
- Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards
Credits, degrees, certificates and diplomas earned from Strayer University do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional certification examinations to practice certain information systems professions.
References in the Strayer University catalog, Web site or other materials to trademarked IT companies and technologies does not indicate sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with Strayer University by such trademark holders or their affiliates.
General information about information systems licensure options is available from Web sites such as www.gocertify.com.
Certification information is also available from the following Web sites:
- CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association)
- EC Council
- International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
- Project Management Institute