Daemen University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Daemen University is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as NC-SARA, provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information about NC-SARA, visit their website at https://nc-sara.org/.
Complaint Policies and Procedures
If you have any complaints or concerns about distance education courses as regulated by SARA, please first follow our institutional complaint guidelines.
If you are unable to reach a suitable resolution through institutional channels for complaints or concerns about distance education courses regulated through SARA, please visit the SARA website for further options.
You are also able to reach out to the New York State Education Department to file a complaint about a college or university in New York.
Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements
Institutions providing distance education are required to identify programs that lead to licensure or certification and provide information about requirements. Requirements can vary by profession and state. Prospective and current students are encouraged to research the requirements in their current or intended state of residence to ensure that their intended enrollment in a program will meet the requirements of their state’s licensing agency. A list of academic programs offered by Daemen University which lead to licensure or certification is listed below.
The Professional Accountancy program at Daemen University is registered with the New York State Board of Accountancy and meets the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. However, licensure requirements for the CPA may differ in other states. Daemen University cannot guarantee that graduates of the Professional Accountancy program who pass the CPA exam will be accepted for licensure in other states. Students who intend to work as a CPA in a state other than New York should check with that state to determine appropriate requirements. Additional licensure information can be found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountany (NSBA) website. Their CPA Central links you to state and territory requirements.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program
The ABA master’s degree and advanced certificate programs at Daemen University are registered programs with the New York Education Department and fulfill the educational requirements for licensure in behavior analysis in New York. Completion of the ABA coursework at Daemen University prepares students to take the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination.
It has been specifically determined that the ABA curriculum at Daemen University meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states: NY, AL, AK, AZ, CT, HI, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, and WI.
At this time, no determination has been made as to whether the ABA curriculum at Daemen University meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states: AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, ME, MN, NE, NH, NM, PA, SC, WV, and WY.
Additional Behavior Analyst's US licensure information can be found on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.
The Education programs at Daemen University are approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Additionally, we are currently pursuing accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Students who complete any of the Education programs at Daemen University and pass the New York State Teacher Certification Examination are eligible for certification in the state of New York and in the state of New Jersey. However, licensure/certification requirements may differ in other states. Daemen University cannot guarantee that graduates of our Education programs who pass the New York certification exams will be accepted for licensure in other states.
Additional licensure information for Teacher Education can be found in the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory.
Nurse Practitioner Program
The master’s level Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at Daemen University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students who successfully complete the NP program are automatically licensed in New York state. The curriculum in the NP program prepares students to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam or for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam. These are both nationally recognized certification exams. However, licensure requirements for Nurse Practitioners may differ in other states. Daemen University cannot guarantee that graduates of the Nurse Practitioner program will be accepted for licensure in other states without additional requirements.
Additional licensure information for Nursing can be found in the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory.
Physical Therapy Program
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Daemen University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Students who complete the PT program are prepared to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for licensure. Passing the exam permits license reciprocity across all 50 states.
Physician Assistant Program
The Physician Assistant (PA) program at Daemen University is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Students who complete the PA program are prepared to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) for certification. After passing the PANCE exam, graduates of the PA program are issued NCCPA certification. This certification is recognized in all 50 states.
Social Work Program
Licensing for social workers in the United States requires a BASW or MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) programs at Daemen University are accredited by CSWE. As such, a Social Work degree from Daemen University will meet this initial licensing requirement for all fifty states.
Students who complete a social work program at Daemen University are eligible to take an entry-level Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Examination as offered in their state based on their degree (BSW or MSW). Each state has its own additional requirements for social work licensure which may include an ASWB Examination, post-graduate professional experience, demonstration of good moral character, and/or specific expertise. Daemen University cannot guarantee that graduates of the Social Work program who pass the licensure exam will be accepted for licensure in all states.
For more information on state-by-state licensure requirements for social workers, please refer to the ASWB Licensure Requirements database.
Additional licensure information for Social Work can also be found in the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory.