State Authorization and Professional Licensure

State Authorization

Northampton Community College is physically located in the state of Pennsylvania and borders, within 30 miles, the state of New Jersey. State authorization is what allows NCC and other institutions to conduct certain educational activities outside of their home state. Every state has its own regulations that we must follow in order to conduct educational activities in that state.

Professional Licensure

There are certain careers or fields that require a professional license. Licensure is the act of granting a license to practice a profession (Merriam-Webster, 2018). Licensure requirements to be licensed in a given field may vary by state. NCC’s professional licensure programs are designed to prepare students for a license in the state of Pennsylvania. For students who wish to practice in a state other than Pennsylvania, including the state of New Jersey, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license in your state of choice. Questions about requirements should be directed to your instructor.