Professional Licensure Disclosure

State Authorization: South Georgia State College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership with NC-SARA allows distance education (courses or programs) offered by South Georgia State College to be recognized in other states outside of Georgia without having to seek permission from each individual state. Currently, no academic programs offered by SGSC requiring state licensure or certification are available via distance education (fully online).

 

Notification: Academic programs at South Georgia State College are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification within the state of Georgia. The following programs at South Georgia State College lead to professional licensure: 
 

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN),
  • LPN-RN Bridge Program (ASN),
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education (ELE/SPED)
     

Each U.S. state or territory defines its own requirements for licensing and/or certification in professional fields. If a student is planning to become licensed or certified in another state or territory, the student should contact the licensing agency in the state or territory chosen by the student to determine what the licensing or certification.
 

South Georgia State College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states outside of Georgia.

 

Student Relocation: If you are a student enrolled in a distance education (fully online) course and/or program offered by South Georgia State College and choose to relocate outside the state of Georgia, you need to ensure that SGSC has your most current physical address and contact information on file by logging into Banner Web. South Georgia State College must be authorized to deliver distance education courses or programs in the state to which you have relocated. Enrolling in a distance education course and/or program with SGSC while residing in the state of Georgia and subsequently relocating to another state can have an adverse impact on eligibility for financial aid and/or completion of the distance education courses and/or programs offered by South Georgia State College. Currently, no academic programs offered by SGSC requiring state licensure or certification are available via distance education (fully online).

 

Here’s what should matter to students: Depending on the state, state licensing or certification boards may require additional approval. South Georgia State College highly recommends that, prior to enrolling in the program, a prospective student review the academic program requirements and the licensing and/or certification requirements of the selected state licensing or certification board where the student intends to receive a state license or certification. Please note that state laws, policies, and regulations may change over time, which may affect the academic program’s ability to meet education requirements for licensure or certification.

Prospective and/or currently enrolled students should contact the program coordinator to verify the program actually meets the requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice.

 

To be connected to the appropriate coordinator within your college, please contact the following individuals:

 

Dr. Jaime Carter
Dean of Nursing
(912) 260-4367
jaime.carter@sgsc.edu

 

Dr. Kit Carson
Chair of Education
(912) 260-4250 or (912) 449-7581
kit.carson@sgsc.edu

 

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) provides a resource for a licensing agency directory for the most common degree programs in the NC-SARA membership.  Click Professional Licensure Resource Page to view the resource page. These resources only provide general contact information for state licensing and/or certification boards.

 

Professional Licensure or Certification by Program

 

If you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure or certification, please contact the following individuals:

 

Dr. Jaime Carter
Dean of Nursing
(912) 260-4367
jaime.carter@sgsc.edu

 

Dr. Kit Carson
Chair of Education
(912) 260-4250 or (912) 449-7581
kit.carson@sgsc.edu

 

The table below provides the professional agency associated with the designated academic program and if the designated academic program meets licensure or certification requirements for each U.S. state or territory.  If a determination has not been made, SGSC has stated so and provided links to resources to search licensure or certification requirements per state licensing or certification boards.

 

Program Professional Agency Program Webpage Determination
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Georgia Board of Nursing ASN Program

A determination has not been made outside the state of Georgia.

 

Note: Search the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for the state board of nursing websites here.

LPN-RN Bridge Program (ASN) Georgia Board of Nursing LPN-RN Bridge Program

A determination has not been made outside the state of Georgia.

 

Note: Search the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for the state board of nursing websites here.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education (ELE/SPED)

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

 

Note: SGSC has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of North Georgia. SGSC confers the degree while UNG certifies all graduates through GaPSC.

BS ELE/SPED Program

A determination has not been made outside the state of Georgia.

 

Note: View the teacher license reciprocity by the Education Commission of the States here.