State Authorization & Professional Licensure Information

Authorization & Academic Approval by State

As an accredited online University, Franklin offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory. Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding distance learning. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Franklin University makes every effort to maintain compliance. As a condition of Franklin University’s authority to offer its programs to state residents, several postsecondary education agencies require the publication of certain consumer information. For information about Franklin University's institutional and specialized accreditation, please click here.

Professional Licensure Information

Professional designations such as "licensed," "registered," and "certified" are a type of formal acknowledgment of competence in a given occupation or profession and may or may not be required for employment in a given field. These designations are typically conveyed to a person by a regulatory body or professional association, and individuals must complete various requirements to become eligible to receive and maintain the designation. Eligibility for professional designations varies by occupation and location, and often involves more than successful degree completion (such as submitting an application, passing an examination, paying an entrance/application fee, or providing evidence of work experience). Some professional designations do not require degree completion to obtain. 

Please see below for more information. Please note: Not all professional licensure programs are open for enrollment in every state, please see the State Authorization Map above for program availability.

 

Optional/Industry Professional Certifications/Designations

Optional/industry professional certifications/designations are not required by states for graduates to be employed in their field. Eligibility for these professional designations varies by occupation and location, and often involves more than successful course or degree completion (such as submitting an application, paying an entrance/application fee, or providing evidence of work experience). An overview of some of the option/industry professional certifications/designations that can be pursued by students enrolled at Franklin University are listed below.

If you are considering applying to one of these programs, please select the program below for more information regarding optional/industry professional certifications/designations.