Professional Licensure Or Certification

Barry University offers a variety of academic programs that academically prepare graduates to sit for professional licensure or certification in the State of Florida. Since requirements may vary from state to state, the information below may help you determine if the Barry program meets the licensure or certification requirements in your state.

College Of Arts & Sciences

  • The Department of Psychology offers the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Clinical Psychology. Master’s degree programs in clinical psychology are currently not accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • The 60-credit option of the program is designed to prepare the student to meet the current educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida.
  • The educational requirements of the program may also be accepted for licensure by various states in the United States
  • For further information, please visit:

College Of Nursing & Health Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

ProgramAccreditationDoes program lead to state licensure or state certification?Program meets the educational requirements to apply for professional licensure or certification in the State of Florida.Has it been determined whether the Program meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure/certification outside of Florida?Where can candidates find specific requirements for licensure/certification in other states?Has acceptance letter been updated to reflect state educational requirements?
Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences, B.S.N/ANoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Athletic Training, B.S.Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)No. 49 states and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of athletic training. Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practicing athletic training. The BOC exam is recognized by all Athletic Trainer state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. Use the BOC for the Athletic Trainer State Regulation Search tool.
Cardiovascular Perfusion, B.S.Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)Yes, for those states that require licensure or certification.Yes (state licensure or certification is not required)No. State credentialing varies. The following resource is available:

Use the Perfusion Licensure list provided at Perfusion.com Licensure ListN/A
Clinical Biology, Histotechnology, B.S.Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, and accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),
Clinical Biology, Medical Technology, B.S.The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Clinical Biology, Completion, B.S.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HistotechnologyFlorida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, and accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical TechnologyThe National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)NoNoNoCurrently, Louisiana is the only state that requires exercise physiologists to be licensed. For more information: Louisiana Licensing Requirements
Exercise Physiology, B.S.Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Health Services Administration, B.S.N/ANoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Nursing, B.S.N. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)YesYesYes; see:

For additional information, see the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Membership List.
Nursing, Accelerated Option, B.S.NCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)YesYesYes; see:

For additional information, see the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Membership List.

Graduate Programs

Biomedical Sciences, M.S.N/ANoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Clinical Biology, Histotechnology, M.S.Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, and accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),
Clinical Biology, Laboratory Management, M.S.Not accreditedNoN/AN/AN/A
Health Services Administration, M.S.Not accreditedNoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dual Degree HSA/Public Health, M.S.Not accreditedNoN/AN/AN/AN/A
Human Performance & Wellness, M.S.Not accreditedNoN/AN/AN/A
Human Performance & Wellness, M.S. specialization in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology (SEPP) Applied and Research TracksNot accreditedNo. Graduates are eligible to become Certified Consultants (CC-AASP) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, not the state.NoN/AN/A
Human Performance & Wellness, M.S. specialization SEPP/M.B.A Dual DegreeNot AccreditedNoN/AN/AN/A
Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N., DNP, post-graduate APRN certificateCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)YesYesNo. The program meets the educational requirements to apply for national ANCC FNP-BC certification and/or AANP FNP certification.Refer to the following resources: State Practice Environment and APRN Compact
Nursing, Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N., DNP, post-graduate APRN certificateCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)YesYesNo. The program meets the educational requirements to apply for national ANCC FNP-BC certification and/or AANP FNP certification.Refer to the following resources: State Practice Environment and APRN Compact
Nursing, Anesthesiology, DNP, post-graduate APRN certificateCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)YesYesNo. The program meets the educational requirements to apply for national NBCRNA certification.Refer to the following resources:

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APRN Compact
Nursing, post-master’s DNPCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)NoN/AN/AN/A
Nursing, post-master’s DNP specialization in AnesthesiologyCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)NoN/AN/AN/A
Nursing, PhDNot accreditedNoN/AN/AN/A
Occupational Therapy, M.SAccreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)YesYesNo. Occupational therapy is regulated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Occupational Therapy, post-master’s OTDAccreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)NoN/AN/AN/A
Physician Assistant Studies, MCMScThe Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)YesYesNo; The program meets the educational requirements to apply for national certification. Refer to the following resource:

School Of Business

  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB Intl).
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant outside of Florida.
  • For information on the specific requirements to apply for licensure in the state of your choice, use the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) web directory of Boards of Accounting.
  • The Master of Science in Accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB Intl).
  • The Master of Science in Accounting meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the Master of Science in Accounting meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant outside of Florida.
  • For information on the specific requirements to apply for licensure in the state of your choice, use the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) web directory of Boards of Accounting.

School Of Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (all specializations)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education program (all specializations) are approved by the Florida Department of Education as an educator preparation program.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education with a Specialization in Infancy through Early Childhood program meets the educational requirements to apply for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate in Pre-K/Primary Education (Age 3 – Grade 3) with ESOL and Reading Endorsements.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education with a Specialization in Early and Middle Childhood program meets the educational requirements to apply for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate in Elementary Education (K - 6) with ESOL and Reading Endorsements.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Education with a Specialization in Special Education program meets the educational requirements to apply for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate in Exceptional Student Education (K - 12) with ESOL and Reading Endorsements.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the Bachelor of Science in Education programs meet the educational requirements to apply for teaching licensure/certification or endorsements outside of Florida.
  • For information on the specific requirements for teacher licensure or certification in your home state, use the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Directory of Certification/Licensure Offices.

Master of Science in Reading

  • The Master of Science in Reading (MS.REA) program is approved by the Florida Department of Education. This program is designed for prospective students who already have teaching certification, so it does not meet initial teaching licensure requirements in Florida or any other state. However, graduates are eligible to add State of Florida Reading (K - 12) Certification.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the MS in Reading (MS.REA) program meets the educational requirements to apply for teaching licensure/certification or endorsements outside of Florida.
  • For information on the specific requirements for teacher licensure or certification in your home state, use the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Directory of Certification/Licensure Offices.

Specialist degree in School Psychology

  • The Specialist degree in School Psychology (SSP) program is accredited by the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) and approved by the Florida Department of Education. Graduates are eligible for State of Florida Certification in School Psychology (PK – 12).
  • Barry University has not determined whether the Specialist in School Psychology program meets the educational requirements to apply for teaching licensure/certification or endorsements outside of Florida. However, graduates of the Barry University SSP program are eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential through NASP. https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/national-certification
  • For information on the specific requirements for School Psychology licensure or certification in your home state, NASP provides a website for ‘State School Psychology Credentialing Requirements’: https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements.

MS and PhD in Counseling

  • The PhD in Counseling Program and the Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Programs in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marital, Couple and Family Counseling, and School Counseling specializations are nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Graduates of Barry’s Counseling programs are eligible to take the examination to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC) https://www.nbcc.org/certification/ncc, Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/licensed-mental-health-counselor/.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the MS/PhD in Counseling programs meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure/certification or endorsements outside of Florida.
  • However, there is an initiative for CACREP accredited programs to be a part of the National Counselor Licensure Endorsement Process. For information provided by ‘The Portability Task Force’ providing a state-by-state analysis:https://www.amhca.org/advocacy/portability/portability2017

MS and EdS in Montessori

  • The MS and EdS in Montessori programs are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). In addition, the Barry University Montessori Teacher Education Program (TEP) is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS).
  • All graduates of the Montessori MS/EdS programs are eligible for an AMS Credential upon completion of the Early Childhood or Elementary I-II program.
  • Barry University has not determined whether the MS/EdS in Montessori programs meet the educational requirements to apply for licensure/certification or endorsements outside of Florida.
  • Although the Barry University Montessori MS/EdS programs are not state-approved programs with the Florida Department of Education, leading to certification in the State of Florida – the AMS Montessori credential is recognized in many states and worldwide. The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) tracks credential recognition nationwide: https://montessoriadvocacy.org/connect/find-a-state-group/

School Of Law

The Juris Doctor program at Barry University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. Pursuant to 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) this is notification that the program of legal study leading to a Juris Doctor degree at Barry University School of Law meets the educational requirements to apply for admission to every state's bar as well as the District of Columbia. However, some states may have some additional requirements to be eligible for admission. For specific information on requirements to apply for admission to the bar in each state, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Bar Admission Guide .

  • The Juris Doctor program holds accreditation from the American Bar Association
  • The degree meets the professional licensure requirement in the state of Florida.
  • While the degree meets the professional licensure requirement to apply for admission in all states outside of Florida, including the District of Columbia, some states may have some additional requirements to be eligible for admission. That information can be found at the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Bar Admission Guide.
  • The information on the Law School’s website is as follows: http://www.barry.edu/law/aba-required-disclosures.html and the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) information can be found at http://www.ncbex.org/publications/bar-admissions-guide/.

School Of Podiatric Medicine

  • The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). 
  • The DPM program meets educational degree requirements to apply for a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine license in Florida and every other state. Applicants must also complete approved post-graduate medical training to qualify for licensure. 
  • Information on the specific requirements to apply for DPM licensure in your home state can be obtained by contacting the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards (FPMB) or contact a specific State Medical Board (e.g. Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine).

School Of Social Work

  • The Master of Social Work (MSW) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • The MSW degree meets the professional licensure requirements in the state of Florida as established by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
  • Florida does not offer reciprocity for those licensed in other states, however, social workers interested in obtaining Florida licensure may apply for Licensure by Endorsement or Examination. For more information on requirements and protocol https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
  • Requirements for licensure varies from state to state. Please visit the Association of Social Work Boards website for information regarding other state licensure requirements, application materials, exam requirements, and licensing laws, regulations, and protocol.
  • https://www.aswb.org/licensees/about-licensing-and-regulation/social-work-regulation/