In most U.S. states and Canadian provinces, a professional license
may be necessary for:
Each state educator licensing office or Board creates rules or regulations that provide the specific details governing the profession, including licensing requirements.
These requirements typically involve some or all of the following:
Check your state or province’s educator licensing office or Board to understand specific requirements. The following resources may be helpful:
Because Capella's main campus is located in Minnesota and we have students in all 50 states, we have designed our programs to meet national standards and accreditations recognized by many states.
For most Capella students, earning a degree from Capella is similar
to earning a degree at a university outside of their state, and then
moving back to their home state to pursue their professional
Capella's licensure team supports students and graduates through the license application process in your state. We’re up-to-date on the licensing requirements in all 50 states and have successfully established relationships with state licensing boards and offices.
Most states have rules that address reciprocity and the transfer of licenses from another state, although some will require you to meet their state's educational requirements as if you were a new applicant. Capella's licensure team will be available as you relocate and seek new opportunities.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement,
certification, authorization, other professional credential or
salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential
standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and
comply with requirements for their states and professional associations.