Expand Your Opportunities with Licensure
Professional licensure is a goal of many Capella University students. Understanding licensure requirements is the first step to becoming a professional in the mental health fields. This overview is designed to deepen your understanding. We have organized this section into 3 equally important sections: exploring licensure options, preparing for licensure, and maintaining your license. Because every state has different requirements, we also provide a section with links to licensing authorities in each state.
Understand the professions that need a license and identify the license that matches your career goals. Also, determine if a Capella degree program will meet licensure requirements in your state.
Prepare for Your Licensure
Find strategies for securing a site for clinical experience and plan ahead for post graduate licensing requirements.
Maintain Your License
Understand the requirements for maintaining your license and consider how your career goals or life circumstances may require you to know about advanced licenses opportunities and licenses in other states.
To access the appropriate licensing board or agency website, go to the State Resources page.
- Do I need a license?
- Who issues licenses?
- How do I know if Capella's program will be accepted in my state?