At Utah Valley University, programs in the licensed professions are designed to fulfill the educational prerequisites for licensure in Utah. This means that, when a student graduates from a UVU professional program, he or she has the minimum educational qualifications to apply for Utah licensure in his/her field.

For other U.S. states and territories, this may or may not be the case.  Within a given profession, educational requirements vary from state to state.  To assist students who now live or may one day live outside of Utah, UVU is currently developing a resource that explains whether each UVU professional program fulfills educational prerequisites for licensure in each U.S. state and territory.  Until that resource is published, students who want assistance making this determination for themselves can contact either their

  • Academic program office


  • Profession's licensure board in the state of interest.

The links below make it easier to find contact information for both academic departments and licensure boards in the fifty U.S. states and territories.


When you are taking courses online, where you live—the place from which you access academic resources, your state of residence—matters.  UVU must be authorized (or otherwise allowed) by your state to deliver your academic program to you. The paragraphs above explain where and how the University is authorized.  Students who begin an online program while residing in a state in which UVU is authorized to offer online programs need to be aware that moving to a state in which the University is not authorized to offer the program may have negative consequences.  While the University attempts to obtain authorization everywhere its students live, moving to a state in which the University is not authorized could result in the loss of eligibility for certain forms of financial aid and/or in the inability to complete the academic program.

International Compliance

While Utah Valley University is currently in the process of tracking issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a student’s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether an online degree will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply. Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.

International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence or the country where they intend to work as to whether an UVU online degree will be recognized when seeking licensure or certification.

Currently students are restricted from participating in online courses from any institution located in the United States in the following countries:

Cuba | Iran | North Korea | Sudan | Syria