Licensure & Professional Certification Disclosures

Each state has different professional licensure and certification requirements. Below, we disclose only whether our programs meet the educational components of licensure or certification requirements. Other licensure or certification requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.; our determinations do not address that. Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure or certification in their state are strongly encouraged to check their state’s information and contact the appropriate agency or board to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state.

Licensure and certification information is reviewed and updated in March of each year. Students who plan to pursue licensure or certification should be aware that state licensure and certification requirements are subject to changes. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students should always check with their state agency or board to confirm licensure and certification requirements.

Student Location Policy and Relocation during Program

JWU defines location for all students as their permanent home address. Students are required to verify their permanent address every 120 days and are responsible for updating their permanent home address so that the information is correct and current at all times of enrollment. Students can update their permanent address any time via jwuLink. For students who fail to update their permanent address, the university will use the last address on file for such students to determine location.

Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and certification requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their program director/department chair or the Office of the Provost to check for licensure and certification eligibility requirements.

The charts below demonstrate the university’s determinations as of February 17, 2021, for programs that may lead to licensure or certification.

College Degree Program Campus(es) Program Meets Educational Components of Licensure or Certification Requirements Program Does Not Meet Educational Components of Licensure or Certification Requirements No Determination Has Been Made
John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences B.S. Equine Business Management/Riding Providence MA*
John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences M.A.T. Master of Arts in Teaching** Providence RI** All states and D.C. (with the exception of RI)**
John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences M.S. Addiction Counseling Providence CO, CT, FL, GA, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, DE, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NM, OH, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY and D.C.
John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Providence CO, CT, FL, GA, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, DE, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY and D.C.
College of Business MBA Accounting Concentration Providence All states and D.C.
College of Health & Wellness B.S. Dietetics & Applied Nutrition Providence Licensing: All states and D.C. Certification: Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.
College of Health & Wellness M.S.P.A.S. Physician Assistant Studies Providence All states and D.C.
College of Health & Wellness OTD Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Candidate for ACOTE accreditation) Providence All states and D.C
College of Food Innovation & Technology A.S. Baking & Pastry Arts (A.A.S in Charlotte) Providence, Charlotte Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.
College of Food Innovation & Technology A.S. Culinary Arts (A.A.S. in Charlotte) Providence, Charlotte Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol accepted in: AL**,AR**, AZ, CA**, CO**, CT**, FL**, GA, IA**, ID, IL, IN, KS**, KY**, LA, MA, MD, ME**, MI, MN**, MO**, MS**, MT, NC, ND**, NE**, NH**, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, OH**, OK, PA**, RI, SC**, SD**, TN, UT, VA**, WA, WI, WV**, WY** and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX**, VT
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Applied Food Science Charlotte Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Baking & Pastry Arts Providence Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Culinary Arts Providence Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol accepted in: AL**,AR**, AZ, CA**, CO**, CT**, FL**, GA, IA**, ID, IL, IN, KS**, KY**, LA, MA, MD, ME**, MI, MN**, MO**, MS**, MT, NC, ND**, NE**, NH**, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, OH**, OK, PA**, RI, SC**, SD**, TN, UT, VA**, WA, WI, WV**, WY** and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, VT, TX**
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Culinary Nutrition Providence, Charlotte Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol accepted in: AL**,AR**, AZ, CA**, CO**, CT**, FL**, GA, IA**, ID, IL, IN, KS**, KY**, LA, MA, MD, ME**, MI, MN**, MO**, MS**, MT, NC, ND**, NE**, NH**, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, OH**, OK, PA**, RI, SC**, SD**, TN, UT, VA**, WA, WI, WV**, WY** and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, VT, TX**
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Culinary Science & Product Development Providence Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.
College of Food Innovation & Technology B.S. Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship Providence, Charlotte, College of Online Education Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C. For Culinary Pathways Only: SERVSAFE Alcohol accepted in: AL**,AR**, AZ, CA**, CO**, CT**, FL**, GA, IA**, ID, IL, IN, KS**, KY**, LA, MA, MD, ME**, MI, MN**, MO**, MS**, MT, NC, ND**, NE**, NH**, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, OH**, OK, PA**, RI, SC**, SD**, TN, UT, VA**, WA, WI, WV**, WY** and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, VT, TX**
College of Hospitality Management B.S. Food & Beverage Industry Management Providence, Charlotte SERVSAFE Alcohol accepted in: AL**,AR**, AZ, CA**, CO**, CT**, FL**, GA, IA**, ID, IL, IN, KS**, KY**, LA, MA, MD, ME**, MI, MN**, MO**, MS**, MT, NC, ND**, NE**, NH**, NJ**, NM, NV, NY**, OH**, OK, PA**, RI, SC**, SD**, TN, UT, VA**, WA, WI, WV**, WY** and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, VT, TX**
College of Online Education B.S. Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management; B.S. Culinary Arts and Food Service Management; A.A.S. Professional Culinary Studies; Professional Culinary Skills Certificate College of Online Education Conference for Food Protection approved Food Safety Manager Certification accepted in all states and D.C.

*B.S. Equine Business Management/Riding program prepares students to take the Massachusetts Riding Instructor’s License Exam. No other states require riding instructor licensing.

** JWU’s M.A.T. programs are accredited as Educator Preparation Programs by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Rhode Island is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). Candidates who complete Rhode Island Approved Educator Preparation Programs are eligible for certification in Rhode Island and are eligible for certification in other states through reciprocity based upon agreements in the Interstate Certification Agreement with NASDTEC. Individual states retain the right to have additional requirements, usually in the form of a state-specific teacher exam. Students should check with a state's Department of Education to determine specific certification requirements prior to applying.

+ Alcohol service certification considered voluntary by the state or county.