Program Reciprocity Agreements

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Cleveland State Community College participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Cleveland State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As a member institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college is regulated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Cleveland State Community College offers courses, associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Students who complete one of the programs of study listed below at Cleveland State Community College have met the curricular requirements to apply for credentialing in Tennessee. Requirements for other states may vary. If you currently live in a state other than Tennessee or intend to move to a state other than Tennessee and you intend to use the education completed at Cleveland State Community College to seek professional licensure in your state, be aware there may be additional requirements for obtaining licensure. Please contact the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to seek licensure regarding the requirements in that state.

CSCC Program

Determination of Licensure in 50 States

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State or National Boards

CSCC Program

Determination of Licensure in 50 States

No. Check requirements in specific state. See program information listed below.

CSCC Contact

State or National Boards

CSCC Program

Determination of Licensure in 50 States

No. Check requirements in specific state. See program information listed below.

CSCC Contact

State or National Boards

CSCC Program

Determination of Licensure in 50 States

No. Check requirements in specific state. See program information listed below.

CSCC Contact

State or National Boards

CSCC Program

Determination of Licensure in 50 States

No. Check requirements in specific state. See program information listed below.

CSCC Contact

State or National Boards

Emergency Medical Technician

Graduates of the program are eligible for certification in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, which is recognized in all 50 states as part of the licensure process. Due to varying standards among states, the Cleveland State Community College Paramedic program may not lead directly to licensure in all 50 states. Additional requirements for licensure outside of Tennessee may exist, and individuals seeking licensure in other states should contact the appropriate state board. Students needing additional information can contact the CSCC EMT program.

Law Enforcement Training

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate at Cleveland State Community College prepares students to meet standards for law enforcement officers as established by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). Due to varying standards among states, the Cleveland State Community College Law Enforcement Training program may not lead directly to licensure in all 50 states. Additional requirements for licensure outside of Tennessee may exist, and individuals seeking licensure in other states should contact the appropriate state board. Students needing additional information can contact the Cleveland State Law Enforcement Training program.

Nursing

The Nursing Program at Cleveland State Community College is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduation with an Associate of Applied Science degree is one of the requirements for taking the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered professional nurse. Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. Due to varying standards among states, the Cleveland State Community College Nursing program may not lead directly to licensure in all 50 states. Cleveland State Community College recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor. Students needing additional information can contact the CSCC Nursing program.

All prospective students are encouraged to explore all licensing requirements prior to applying or enrolling in the nursing program of study. Students living in states other than Tennessee are encouraged to explore the Nursing Practice Act in the specific state where they plan to seek licensure following successful completion of the Nursing program of study at Cleveland State Community College. Prior to enrolling in the program, students are encouraged to explore the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for any eligibility requirements that may prevent them from taking the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN).

Additional Resources for Prospective Nursing Students:

TN Board of Nursing Rules

Georgia Board of Nursing

North Carolina Nursing Practice Act

NC State Boards of Nursing

Paramedic

The Paramedic program at Cleveland State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs. Graduates of the program are eligible for certification in the National Registry of Paramedics, which is recognized in all 50 states as part of the licensure process. Due to varying standards among states, the Cleveland State Community College paramedic program may not lead directly to licensure in all 50 states. Additional requirements for licensure outside of Tennessee may exist, and individuals seeking licensure in other states should contact the appropriate state board. Students needing additional information can contact the CSCC Paramedic program.

Student Complaints

Student complaints relating to consumer protection laws regarding distance-learning education offered under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) must first be filed with Cleveland State Community College to seek resolution. Complainants not satisfied with the outcome of Cleveland State Community College’s internal process may appeal to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission within two years of the time when the incident occurred. For purposes of this process, a complaint is defined as a formal assertion in writing that the laws, standards or regulations incorporated in the NC SARA Policies and Standards have been violated by Cleveland State Community College. For a list of SARA member states, please visit the NC-SARA website. Students residing in states which are not participating in NC SARA should consult their respective state of residence for further instructions regarding filing a complaint.