At present, there are five programs at Castleton that provide the foundation for procuring licensure in their associated careers. They include:
The criteria for Athletic Trainer licensure eligibility in all states is the obtainment of a Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer credential (ATC). In order to obtain the ATC credential, an individual must graduate from an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), such as the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) at Castleton University, and then pass the BOC exam.
Once a Castleton Athletic Training Program graduate has passed the BOC exam and has been awarded the ATC credential, they must contact the state regulatory agency in the state in which they will practice. The BOC exam is recognized by all Athletic Training state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. To apply for licensure in the state of Vermont, an individual would contact the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation.
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) must be in good standing with the BOC when applying for licensure in the state they wish to work in and it is mandatory that they comply with the state’s regulatory requirements. Additional information on obtaining BOC certification and then state licensure is available at: https://bocatc.org/candidates/steps-to-become-certified/transition-from-candidate-to-at/certification
The Accounting major (BS.ACC) at Castleton University provides necessary foundational coursework for students wishing to ultimately pursue CPA licensure. Licensure is administered by each state’s Board of Public Accountancy. Requirements include credit hours in accounting, auditing, tax, and business-related subject areas, a total of 150 credit hours (including a bachelor’s degree), professional ethics requirements, professional experience, and successful completion of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Specific requirements to sit for the CPA examination vary by state as do licensure requirements. The AIPCA outlines requirements by state and should be consulted to determine specific requirements in the state which students intend to sit for the CPA examination and ultimately seek professional CPA licensure. Students should visit: https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/licensure/state-requirements/
In addition, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) provides valuable information and resources for requirements and inquiries.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS.N) degree at Castleton University is a Vermont Board of Nursing approved program in a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited state-approved school that prepares students to take the NCLEX. These criteria satisfy the rules and regulations necessary for a student to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Vermont.
To verify professional nursing licensure requirements (RN, PN and APRN programs) in states beyond Vermont, students should visit: https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm
Castleton University’s Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology (MA + CAGS.SP) is the first and only School Psychology graduate program in the state of Vermont. Completion of the program will lead to licensure in School Psychology through the Vermont Agency of Education transcript review process.
Since this program has been developed using the National Association of School Psychologists training guidelines, graduates will be eligible to apply for National Certification through the National Association School Psychology Certification Systems for non-NASP approved programs.
Per page 186 of the Rules Governing the Licensing of Educators and Preparation of Educational Professionals (issued by The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators), “A Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) shall be considered to have fulfilled all of the Knowledge and Performance Standards and all Additional Requirements for licensure as a school Psychologist in Vermont.”
Per the NASP website, “Currently, 33 states explicitly acknowledge, recognize, or accept the NSCP credential as either meeting or partially meeting requirements for the state school psychologist credential.” In order to determine whether the NSCP credential satisfies licensing regulations in a particular state, or whether there are other requirements that must be met, students are encouraged to consult: https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements
The Education department at Castleton University provides students with the tools and experience they need (such as field work and Praxis preparation) in order to apply for variety of endorsements or recommendations for licensure in the state of Vermont.
As a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, we have reciprocity with all but 3 states (New York, New Mexico, and Wisconsin do not current participate in the NASDTEC agreement), the District of Columbia, Guam, and DODEA. Students that obtain their Vermont license and want to teach in a different state will need to communicate with that state (even if we have reciprocity) to determine whether there are any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in that state.
In order to view license rules and regulations in other states students should visit: https://www.nasdtec.net/page/State_Directory_Map
Last Updated: May 7, 2021