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Federal regulation requires all schools to disclose information to admitted students about their degree programs if the degree is advertised as leading to a professional license. Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, Roberts Wesleyan College provides the following information for programs which may lead to professional licensure or certification.

School of Business

Roberts Wesleyan College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the IACBE (located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA). 

Our accounting program is registered with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) and meets the educational requirements for C.P.A. licensure and, in general, to corresponding examinations and licensure in other states. Students seeking C.P.A. licensure within another state should review educational requirements of their respective state to insure that the program meets specific state requirements. The student should also review if additional coursework may be required in other states to sit for the C.P.A exam and obtain licensure.

School of Education and Social Work

Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education programs at Roberts Wesleyan College are currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, we are pursuing accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Roberts Wesleyan College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

In preparation for the next cycle of accreditation, the Department of Teacher Education is revising key assessments to help measure students’ growth and determine program effectiveness in several areas. Teacher candidates will achieve Roberts’ measures of excellence in educational settings through challenging academics, self-reflection, and rich clinical experiences
If you are seeking certification outside of the state of New York, you may be required to take state-specific tests or fulfill other requirements to achieve licensure. We have not determined if our program leads to licensure in all states. Please contact your state department of education for more information about licensure.

Social Work Programs

Our BSW and MSW programs are currently accredited by The Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE and CHEA require all accredited schools of social work to annually post their assessment data. These reports are updated every other year and will provide benchmarks for the achievement of the core competencies associated with our BSW and MSW programs. For further information regarding social work licensure in your state, please contact your state department of education.

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Psychology Programs

The graduate programs in School Counseling and School Psychology are approved by The New York State Board of Regents. The graduate program in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The Department also offers a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical/School Psychology which leads to eligibility for licensure in New York. For more information regarding psychology licensure in your state, please consult your state department of education.

The American Psychological Association has granted "Accredited on Contingency" status for the Psy.D. program as of October 28, 2018.  We are also currently a Doctoral Program Associate (DPA) member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers (AAPIC)

"Accreditation, on contingency" is an accredited status and designates that a doctoral program is consistent, substantively and procedurally, with the Standards of Accreditation with the exception of the provision of outcome data.   Programs may seek this status prior to a cohort completing the program. If you complete a program that is recognized as "Accredited, on contingency, effective before your graduation date, you will have completed an accredited program.   Our current status is in effect until October 28, 2023. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Programs Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979/Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Web:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Medical Technology Program 

Students who complete our B.S. in Medical Technology are eligible to take the board of registry exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Passage of the exam results in national board certification.   Students are also eligible for licensure through the New York State (N.Y.S.) Education Department Office of the Professions.  For more information regarding licensure in your state, please consult your state department of education.

Candidate Occupational Therapy Program

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.  For more information regarding occupational therapy licensure, please consult your state department of education.

School of Nursing

The baccalaureate and masters programs in nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) and registered by New York State

Every state requires registration and licensure to practice nursing. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program at Roberts Wesleyan, graduates have met the education requirements to take the national licensing exam, NCLEX-RN.  Additionally, graduates are eligible to apply for a license to practice as a R.N. in New York State.  To determine the registration and licensure requirements for a specific state, please contact the Board of Nursing for that state.