Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosure

Under Federal rule 34 CFR §668.43(a).(5).(v), institutions of higher education must make institutional information regarding the academic programs of the institution readily available to enrolled and prospective students. This information includes, for an educational program which is designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation, or is advertised as meeting such requirements, information regarding whether completion of that program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation, including:

  • A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification;
  • A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification; and
  • A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification.

In accordance with this requirement, Western Illinois University provide its Professional Licensure Disclosure report at wiu.edu/provost/docs/ ProfessionalLicensureDisclosureReport.pdf. Further, according to Federal rule 34 CFR §668.43(c), if the institution has made a determination that the program’s curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the State in which a prospective student is located, or if the institution has not made a determination regarding whether the program’s curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification, the institution must provide notice to that effect to the student prior to the student’s enrollment in the program. If the institution makes a determination that a program’s curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in a State in which a student who is currently enrolled in said program is located, the institution must provide notice to that effect to the student within 14 calendar days of making such determination.

Additionally, disclosures required above must be made directly to the student in writing, which may include through email or other electronic communication. The institution must make a determination regarding the State in which a student is located in accordance with the institution’s policies or procedures, which must be applied consistently to all students. The institution must make a determination regarding the State in which a student is located at the time of the student’s initial enrollment in an educational program and, if applicable, upon formal receipt of information from the student, in accordance with the institution’s procedures, that the student’s location has changed to another State.