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Federal Requirements

Effective July 1, 2020, new US Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c) require disclosures by institutions regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification, regardless of modality. 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) requires an institution to disclose whether programs leading to professional licensure or certification meet each state's educational requirements. At Barry University, this direct notification (typically by email or letter) occurs prior to the students' enrollment in the program for prospective students and for current students upon receipt of information from the student that his or her location has changed to another State.

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.

Professional Licensure or Certification 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 and ours is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Under the current law, as a related field 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. However, beginning July 1, 2025 an applicant must have a master's degree from a program that is accredited by CACREP, therefore, our students will no longer be eligible for licensure.
  • The Department has determined that:

    • The educational requirements of the program may also be accepted for licensure by the following states in the United States: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NV, NH, NM, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX,VT. VA, WA, WV.

      The educational requirements of the program may not be accepted for licensure by the following states in the United States: IL, IN, NE, UT

      The educational requirements of the program have not been determined if they will be accepted for licensure by the following states in the United States: ID, IA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NJ, ND, OH, TN, WI, WY.

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Professional Licensure or Certification College Of Nursing & Health Sciences Compliance with Final Federal Regulations published November 2019

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Professional Licensure or Certification School of Business

Undergraduate Programs

  • 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.

Graduate Programs

  • 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.

Professional Licensure or Certification 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.

Graduate Programs

Professional Licensure or Certification 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/.

Professional Licensure or Certification 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).

Professional Licensure or Certification 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/
  • The School of Social Work has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State education requirements for any state other than Florida. 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/

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