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, except as otherwise noted. Other licensure or certification requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.; our determinations do not address that, except as otherwise noted. 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 chart and information below demonstrate the university’s determinations as of April 24, 2023, for programs that may lead to licensure or certification.

NOTE: The programs identified herein are designed to prepare students for licensure, certification or employment only in the home state from which they are offered (Rhode Island or North Carolina, as the case may be, or Massachusetts, in the case of the B.S. in Equine Business Management/Riding). That notwithstanding, JWU has made the determinations required by the U.S. Department of Education regarding compliance with the educational requirements of other states, as listed here.

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; B.S. Equine Studies 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 AL, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY, and D.C. AK, AZ, AR, CA, FL, ID, KY, NY, NC, OH, UT, WA
John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Providence AL, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY, and D.C. AK, AZ, AR, CA, FL, ID, KY, NY, NC, OH, UT, WA
College of Business MBA Accounting Providence, Online CPA Licensing: AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, HI, ID, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NJ, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY and D.C. CPA Licensing: AK, AZ, AR, CT, GA, IL, KS, LA, MI, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, WV
College of Health & Wellness B.S. Dietetics & Applied Nutrition*** (Accredited by ACEND) 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 Accelerated B.S. Nursing (ABSN) Providence AR, AZ, CT, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY, and D.C. AL, AK, CA, CO, DE, FL, NH, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NV, NY, UT, WV
College of Health & Wellness M.S.P.A.S. Physician Assistant Studies (Accredited by ARC-PA) Providence All states and D.C.
College of Health & Wellness OTD Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Accredited by ACOTE) 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, WA, WI, WV+, WY+ and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX+, VA+, 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, WA, WI, WV+, WY+ and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX+, VA+, VT
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, WA, WI, WV+, WY+ and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX+, VA+, VT
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, Online 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, WA, WI, WV+, WY+ and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX+, VA+, VT
College of Hospitality Management B.S. Hospitality Management – Food & Beverage Specialization 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, WA, WI, WV+, WY+ and D.C. SERVSAFE Alcohol not accepted in: AK (pending), DE, HI, OR, TX+, VA+, VT
College of Professional Studies A.A.S. Professional Culinary Studies; Professional Culinary Skills Certificate Online 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. JWU is no longer accepting applications to the B.S. Equine Business Management/Riding program as of the Fall 2023 semester start. Beginning Fall 2023, the degree program offering this licensure certification will be B.S. Equine Studies.

** JWU’s M.A.T. program is accredited as an Educator Preparation Program 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.

***JWU’s B.S. Dietetics and Applied Nutrition is an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). To become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), graduates of DPD programs must also complete a graduate degree (effective 1/1/24), complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program, and pass a national exam. More information about state licensure and certification is available at this link: State Licensure

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

Key Conditions or Additional Requirements for Licensure and Professional Certifications

We have attempted to summarize, as of March 30, 2023, the key “conditions or additional requirements, including training, experience, or examinations required to obtain the license, certification, or approval for which the program of education is designed to provide preparation.” Further, the requirements may be complex and evolving. Our disclosure is accurate as of the date noted but may no longer be accurate as conditions and additional requirements change. We make our updates annually, every March, as a general matter. Therefore, we urge you to go directly to the links we are providing and confirm all conditions or additional requirements with the applicable authorities.

State of Rhode Island 

Occupational Therapy License

Title 5 - Businesses and Professions - Chapter 40.1 - Occupational Therapy (R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-40.1-8)

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants (216-RICR-40-05-12)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Occupational Therapy

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have successfully completed the academic requirements of an education program in occupational therapy accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education or other therapy accrediting agency that may be approved by the board;
  • Have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience arranged by the recognized educational institution where he or she met the academic requirements:
    • For an occupational therapist, a minimum of twenty-four (24) weeks of supervised fieldwork experience shall be required;
    • For an occupational therapy assistant, a minimum of twelve (12) weeks shall be required;
  • Have successfully passed the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists, Registered, or National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistants, of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or other occupational therapy certification examination as approved by the board.
  • For U.S. citizens: submit a certified copy of birth record or naturalization papers.
  • For non-U.S. citizens: submit documented evidence of alien status, such as immigration papers or resident alien card or any other verifying papers acceptable to the administrator.
  • Submit an application for licensure with a non-refundable application fee.

Physician Assistant License

Title 5 - Businesses and Professions - Chapter 54 - Physician Assistants (R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-54-9)

Licensure of Physician Assistants (216-RICR-40-05-24)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Physician Assistant

  • Graduate from a physician assistant training program certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) or its successor.
  • Have passed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or any other national certifying exam approved by the Board.
  • Be of good character and reputation.
  • Submit a completed application together with the required fee.

Dietician/Nutritionist License

Title 5 - Businesses and Professions - Chapter 64 - Dietitian/Nutritionist Act (R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-64-6)

Dietitians/Nutritionists (216-RICR-40-05-30)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Nutrition

  • Provide evidence of completion of a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university or college and course work approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).*
  • Provide evidence of completion of a Board approved, planned, continuous experience in dietetics practice of not less than nine hundred (900) hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian or dietitian/nutritionist licensed in the state of Rhode Island; or evidence of completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved internship of not less than nine hundred (900) hours.
  • Provide evidence of having successfully passed the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Submit a completed application together with the required fee.

*Effective January 1, 2024, graduates of DPD programs must also complete a graduate degree to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program, and pass a national exam. Requirements to become a licensed dietitian nutritionist in most states are generally similar to those required to become a RDN; some states may interpret their statutes differently. More information about state licensure and certification is available at this link: State Licensure

Mental Health Counselor License

Title 5 - Businesses and Professions - Chapter 63.2 - Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-63.2-9)

Licensing Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (216-RICR-40-05-11)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy

An applicant for licensure shall submit to the Board written evidence on forms furnished by the Department that said applicant has followed an approved pathway for licensure:

  • Has completed the following degree requirements:
    • Has received a master’s or higher level degree from a program accredited by CACREP; or an equivalent accrediting agency approved by both the board and by the cognizable national or regional certifying authority OR
    • Has received a master’s degree or certificate in advanced graduate studies or a doctoral degree in mental health counseling from a recognized educational institution, or a graduate degree in an allied field from a recognized educational institution and a graduate level course work that is equivalent to a master’s degree in mental health counseling. Coursework must include the required components of the Core Curriculum as indicated in § 11.5.1 of this Part; AND
    • Has completed sixty (60) semester credit hours within their graduate counseling/therapy program or post graduate program. The sixty (60) semester credit hours must be received prior to beginning post graduate experience and supervised case work hours.
  • Has completed the following educational practicum and internship requirements:
    • Completed requisite CACREP expectations for internship and practicum; OR
    • Twelve (12) semester credit hours of supervised practicum and a minimum of one (1) calendar year of supervised internship consisting of twenty (20) hours per week deemed equivalent by the Board
  • After completing the necessary degree and practicum and internship requirements the applicant must complete the following post-graduate supervised work experience requirements:
    • Has completed post graduate experience and supervised case work hours as required in R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-63.2-9 by a person who at the time of rendering the supervision is recognized by the Board as an approved supervisor under the following requirements:
      • Must be a licensed clinical mental health counselor, a licensed psychiatrist, a licensed psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, or a licensed independent clinical social worker, who has been licensed in good standing for at least five (5) years and has at least five (5) years of clinical experience as a licensee AND
        • Has successfully completed one graduate course in supervision in counseling, taken at an institution of higher learning OR
        • Is approved by the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a certified supervisor; OR
        • Has at least two (2) years experience supervising clinical staff in a mental health setting
  • Successfully completes the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) or other examination approved by the Board to determine the applicant's qualification for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor or is applying for licensure under the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-63.2-15.
  • Submit an application for licensure together with required fee.

Nursing Licensure

Title 5 – Businesses and Professions – Chapter 34 – Nurses (R.I. Gen. Laws §5-34-10 - §5-34-12)

Licensing of Nurses and Standards for the Approval of Basic Nursing Education Programs (216-RICR-40-05-3)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Nursing

An applicant seeking initial licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Rhode Island must:

  • Be of good moral character;
  • Have completed at least an approved high school course of study or the equivalent supported by diploma or certificate thereof as determined by the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education; and
  • Have successfully completed the prescribed curriculum in a Board-approved basic professional nursing education program and holds a diploma from the program

The applicant is required to pass a written or computerized adaptive testing examination determined by the board of nurse registration and nursing education. Upon successful completion of that examination, the applicant shall receive a license to practice nursing as a professional nurse.

Each person seeking a license to practice under the Act, or who is previously licensed and authorized to practice under the Act and is seeking employment, shall apply to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) for a national criminal records check that shall include fingerprints submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This background check shall be processed prior to receiving a license to practice or to enter into employment. All applicable fees associated with the national criminal records check shall be paid by the applicant/licensee.

Application for licensure to practice in the State of Rhode Island as a professional nurse, or practical nurse, shall be made on forms provided by the Department, which shall be completed, notarized and submitted to the Department. An applicant shall schedule their own examination date. Such application shall be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Official transcripts of education credentials sent directly to the Department and the Board from the school of nursing.
  • One (1) photograph of the applicant (head and shoulder view) approximately 2 X 3 inches in size, which is mounted on the application, and
  • The application fee (non-refundable) as set forth in the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Fee Structure for Licensing, Laboratory and Administrative Services Provided by the Department of Health
  • Documentation of compliance with the Criminal Records Review:
    • Submitting a copy of the written notification from the BCI indicating that no disqualification information has been found; or
    • Requesting the BCI to provide the Department with a copy of the criminal background report.

Certified Public Accountant License

Title 5 - Businesses and Professions - Chapter 3.1 - Public Accountancy (R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-3.1-5)

Rules and Regulations of the Rhode Island Board of Accountancy (400-RICR-00-00-1) (Effective as of February 19, 2023)

State of Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation – Board of Accountancy

  • An applicant will be deemed to have met the education requirement if, as part of the one hundred fifty (150) semester hours of education, he or she has met any one (1) of the following conditions:
    • Earned a graduate degree with a concentration in accounting from a program that is accredited in accounting by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board.
    • Earned a graduate degree from a program that is accredited in business by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board and completed not less than twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate level or fifteen (15) semester hours at the graduate level, or an equivalent combination thereof.
    • Earned a baccalaureate degree or higher degree at an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board and completed not less than twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level and completed not less than twenty-four (24) semester hours in business courses (other than accounting courses) at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • The accounting component of the education requirement must include not less than six (6) semester hours in both fundamental accounting and intermediate financial accounting and reporting and not less than three (3) semester hours in each of the following: advanced financial accounting and reporting, tax accounting, and auditing.
  • The business courses must include not less than three (3) semester hours in both business law and economics.
  • The applicant or the educational institution from which the baccalaureate or graduate degree is earned must demonstrate to the Board's satisfaction the integration of business ethics throughout the mandated core curriculum.
  • An applicant who does not meet the one hundred fifty (150) hour education requirement may sit for an examination if the applicant has, at the time of the examination: completed not less than one hundred twenty (120) semester hours of education; and met one (1) of the conditions specified above; provided, however, that an applicant who successfully passes the examination will not be eligible to receive a certificate until the applicant completes the one hundred fifty (150) hour requirement and the experience requirement.
  • Have one year (minimum of 1,820 hours) of experience in providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills, all of which were verified by a licensee, meeting requirements prescribed by the board by rule. This experience would be acceptable if it was gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice.
  • After December 31, 1999, the applicant must also have completed one hundred fifty (150) hours or received a master’s or doctorate degree in accounting, business administration, or other related curriculum from a college or university recognized by the board; and have satisfactorily completed any number of semester hours in accounting, auditing, and other business courses that are prescribed by board rules and regulations.
  • Successful completion of the uniform examination (the so-called Uniform CPA Examination or its successor uniform examination).
  • Candidate testing fee required for each uniform examination section, as well as application fees established by the Board.

Educator Certification

Title 16 – Education - Chapter 11 - Certification of Teachers [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — The Rhode Island Board of Education Act] (R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-11-1)

Regulations Governing the Certification of Educators in Rhode Island (200-RICR-20-20-1) 

Rhode Island Department of Education website – Certification – Current & Future Educators

JWU’s M.A.T. program is accredited as an Educator Preparation Program by the Rhode Island Department of Education. The JWU M.A.T. program is designed to prepare students for an Initial Educator Certificate for the State of Rhode Island, in the certification areas listed below. Applicants eligible for certification through completion of a Rhode Island Approved Certification Program receive an Educator Certificate upon submittal of:

  • Application on an official form or through electronic means provided by Rhode Island Department of Education;
  • Application fee as established by the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education;
  • Official transcripts from an approved institution, as required, of all credits and degrees, issued by the registrar or other appropriate official of the institution;
  • A statement made by an approved institution or an alternate route to certification program approved by the Commissioner of Education that the candidate has completed an approved planned program of preparation within the last ten (10) years for service in the area of certification and the grade level for which certification is sought and has demonstrated competence with respect to professional standards;
  • Official verification from the testing agency that an applicant has achieved a passing score or satisfactory evaluation on required Rhode Island assessments;
  • An attestation by the applicant that he or she is of good moral character, including disclosure of any employment, criminal, and certification history; and
  • Additional documentation as appropriate to the type of certificate or permit requested.

Requirements for Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6 Certificate:

  • Has completed an approved program in this certification area;
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Has completed a minimum of one (1) year of practical residency or the equivalent in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours field experience prior to or following residency;
  • Has demonstrated the pedagogical competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS);
  • Has demonstrated content and pedagogical competencies as prescribed by the appropriate and RIDE approved national professional associations;
  • Has demonstrated a deep understanding of applicable student standards and proficiency in designing and implementing standards-based instruction and assessment; and
  • Has met all pedagogy and subject matter testing requirements for this certification area.

Requirements for Elementary Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-6 Certificate:

  • Holds certification in Elementary Education or has passed the approved content assessment for elementary education;
  • Has completed an approved program in this certification area;
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Has completed a minimum of one (1) year of practical residency or the equivalent in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours field experience prior to or following residency;
  • Has completed coursework in English Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science content and methods.
  • Has demonstrated the pedagogical competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS);
  • Has demonstrated content and pedagogical competencies as prescribed by the appropriate and RIDE approved national professional associations;
  • Has demonstrated a deep understanding of applicable student standards and proficiency in designing and implementing standards-based instruction and assessment; and
  • Has met all pedagogy and subject matter testing requirements for this certification area.

Requirements for Secondary Grades Business Education Teacher, Grades 7-12 Certificate:

  • Has completed an approved program in this certification area;
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Has completed a major or the equivalent in Business Education or a closely related field;
  • Has completed a minimum of one (1) year of practical residency or the equivalent in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours field experience prior to or following residency;
  • Has demonstrated the pedagogical competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS);
  • Has demonstrated content and pedagogical competencies as prescribed by the appropriate and RIDE approved national professional association, the National Business Education Association (NBEA);
  • Has demonstrated a deep understanding of applicable student standards and proficiency in designing and implementing standards-based instruction and assessment; and
  • Has met all pedagogy and subject matter testing requirements for this certification area.

Requirements for Secondary Grades Career and Technical Education Teacher, Grades 7-12 Certificate:

  • Has completed an approved program in this certification area;
  • If applicable, holds a valid occupational license/certification in the career and technical area issued by the appropriate Rhode Island governing body;
  • Holds the appropriate level of post-secondary education for the CTE area sought as identified by RIDE;
  • Has completed a minimum of one (1) year of residency in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours field experience prior to or following residency. Individuals who have successfully completed three (3) years of teaching in Rhode Island while holding a CTE Preliminary Certificate are not required to complete a residency;
  • Has demonstrated the pedagogical competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS);
  • Has demonstrated content and pedagogical competencies as prescribed by the appropriate association for the specific career and technical area, when available;
  • Has demonstrated a deep understanding of applicable student standards and proficiency in designing and implementing standards-based instruction and assessment;
  • Has five (5) years of work experience in the specific career and technical area if holds a high school diploma. The applicant has three (3) years of work experience in the career and technical area if the applicant holds an associate's or bachelor's degree in the career and technical area; and
  • Has met all pedagogy and subject matter testing requirements for this certification area.
  • Individuals who hold advanced state issued licenses or advanced industry certificates are not required to complete subject matter testing requirements.
  • Any work experience or degree completed more than ten (10) years prior to the date of application must meet subject matter testing requirements regardless of other licenses held.

Requirements for Secondary Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12 Certificate:

  • Holds certification in Secondary Grades Agriculture, Biology, Business Education, Career and Technical Education, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, Physics or Social Studies or has passed an approved content assessment;
  • Has completed an approved program in this certification area;
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Has completed a minimum of one (1) year of practical residency or the equivalent in this area and a minimum of sixty (60) hours field experience prior to or following residency;
  • Has demonstrated the pedagogical competencies of the Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS);
  • Has demonstrated content and pedagogical competencies as prescribed by the appropriate RIDE approved national professional associations;
  • Has demonstrated a deep understanding of applicable student standards and proficiency in designing and implementing standards-based instruction and assessment; and
  • Has met all pedagogy and subject matter testing requirements for this certification area.

Food Safety Certification

Title 21 - Food and Drugs - Chapter 27 - Sanitation in Food Establishments (R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-27-11)

Certification of Managers in Food Safety (216-RICR-50-10-2)

State of Rhode Island Department of Health – Food Safety

In order to obtain certification as a manager in food safety an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have successfully completed a food safety certification course approved by the Center within three years of application.
  • Have successfully passed a Center approved Food Safety Certification Examination administered under secure conditions.
  • Submit an application for certification together with a recent identification photograph of the applicant, head and shoulder, front view, approximately 2x3 inches in size; an application fee; certificate of successful completion of the Food Safety course; and Examination results, mailed directly from the Center approved testing company.

Alcohol Server Permit

Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages - Chapter 7 - Retail Licenses (R.I. Gen. Laws § 3-7-6.1)

Liquor Control Administration (230-RICR-30-10-1)

  • All persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages; anyone serving in a supervisory capacity over those who sell or serve alcoholic beverages; anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchase of alcoholic beverages; and valet parking staff shall receive alcohol server training regulations.
  • Any eligible employee of a licensee shall be required to complete certified training within sixty (60) days of the commencement of his or her employment and must attain a minimum score of seventy-five percent (75%). Provided, however, that the city of Pawtucket and the town of Smithfield may require eligible employees to complete the certified training program, prior to employment within the city or town.
  • “Server permit” means written documentation stating an individual’s successful completion of a Certified Program valid for a specified period of time.

State of Massachusetts 

Massachusetts Riding Instructor’s License

MA General Laws – Part I – Title XIX – Chapter 128 – Section 2A

330 CMR: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES - 330 CMR 16.00: HORSES (16.02: Licensing of Horse Riding Instructors) 

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources – Riding Instructors Licensing

The Department may license any applicant who meets the following minimum requirements:

  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of application.
  • The applicant must have completed a six-month apprenticeship with a licensed riding instructor, including at least 60 hours of directly supervised instruction to mounted students or must be licensed as a horse riding instructor by another governmental entity.
  • The applicant must have received a satisfactory score on a written exam administered by the Department.

State of North Carolina 

Food Protection Manager Certification

RULES GOVERNING THE PROTECTION AND SANITATION OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

15A NCAC 18A .2600 - North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Environmental Health Section

NORTH CAROLINA FOOD CODE MANUAL - A Reference for 15A NCAC 18A .2600 - Rules Governing the Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments

  • The person in charge of a permit holding food establishment shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program.
  • A person in charge demonstrates knowledge by being a food protection manager certified by a food protection manager certification program that is evaluated and listed by a Conference for Food Protection-recognized accrediting agency as conforming to the Conference for Food Protection Standards for Accreditation of Food Protection Manager Certification Programs.

Alcohol Seller/Server Training Certificate

North Carolina General Statutes - Chapter 18B. Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages

14B NCAC 15B .0113 ALCOHOL SELLER/SERVER TRAINING

  • All applicants applying for retail ABC permits shall submit as part of the application proof of responsible alcohol seller/server training prior to obtaining an ABC permit.
  • The Commission shall accept documentation provided by an approved course provider or approved corporate, partnership, or limited liability company business permittee, such as a certificate of training or transcript. In the event the approved course provider did not issue a document reflecting completion of training, the applicant may have the course provider sign a form provided by the ABC Commission attesting to completion of this training.