MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
While some of Mansfield University's professional degree programs are designed to prepare students to meet Pennsylvania's licensure or certification requirements, these programs are not necessarily compatible with licensure or certification requirements in other states. Students who plan to enroll in Mansfield's degree programs with the intent to pursue licensure or certification in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the professional licensure requirements in those states. Current students who are planning to undertake field experiences outside of Pennsylvania should also be aware the requirements of other states. Consistent with federal regulations, Mansfield is making a good faith effort to determine if our academic programs leading to licensure or certification meet the requirements of licensing boards in other states. Doing so requires contacting out-of-state licensing boards and having those boards review Mansfield's program curricula. As information from the out-of-state licensure boards is received, it will be included in the appropriate program section below.
Mansfield’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Accreditation standards and additional information may be found at the JRCERT website. Graduates of Mansfield's program are eligible to sit for the certification examination of the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT). Candidates must meet all ARRT requirements including ethical standards. Conviction of a crime and drug/alcohol related violations can affect eligibility to sit for the examination. ARRT investigates all potential violations in order to determine eligibility. Certified radiographers may use the letters R.T. (R) after their names and ARRT certification satisfies most state radiographer licensure laws. More information can be obtained at the ARRT website. Mansfield's program boasts an outstanding pass rate on the certification examination.
As we receive additional information regarding the compatibility of Mansfield's AAS Radiologic Technology program with the requirements of other states, we will post that information here.
||DATE OF STATE'S RESPONSE
||AAS Radiologic Technology
||Registered Technologist, Radiography R.T.(R)
||Program meets state licensing board educational requirements
Students wishing to review radiologic technologist licensure, certification, or recognition may do so by visiting the Individual State Licensure Information page hosted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Mansfield's Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). More information about CoARC may be found at the CoARC website. Graduates of Mansfield's program are awarded the BS in Respiratory Care and are immediately eligible to sit for the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TMC) and the Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) given by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) to obtain their Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
As we receive additional information regarding the compatibility of Mansfield's BS Respiratory Care program with the requirements of other states, we will post that information here.
Students wishing to review licensure information for other states may do so by visiting the Respiratory Therapist State Licensure Information page hosted by the American Association for Respiratory Care. The page includes a link to state licensure boards and committee contacts.
Mansfield's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For more information about ACEN, please visit the ACEN website. Candidates for nursing licensure in Pennsylvania must take the licensure examination for the first time within one year of completing their nursing education program. Students are ultimately responsible for complying with all requirements for nursing licensure in whatever state they apply to. If applying for a nursing license in Pennsylvania, applicants must have completed three hours of Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting education. Additionally, applicants must have a Criminal Records History Check dated within 90 days of the date of RN licensure application. For more information about applying for a registered nurse license in Pennsylvania, please refer to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing website.
Applicants to nursing education programs in Pennsylvania should be aware of certain restrictions on obtaining a nursing license. Pennsylvania Public Law No. 317, No. 69, known as the Professional Nursing Law, places limitations on licensure eligibility. For a complete list of reasons why the State Board of Nursing may refuse, suspend, or revoke a professional nursing license, please see section 14 of the Professional Nursing Law, 63 P.S. § 224 .
As we receive additional information regarding the compatibility of Mansfield's BSN Nursing program with the requirements of other states, we will post that information here.
Students wishing to review nursing licensure information for other states may do so by visiting the Nursing Licensure page hosted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Mansfield University's Nutrition Program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to offer a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that may lead to certification as a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) or entry into an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program. Please note: completion of Mansfield's degree program does not guarantee certification. The student must first meet certain eligibility requirements to earn the Verification Statement. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Mansfield University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program or to apply to sit for the DTR exam. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit the Information for Students page hosted by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in a program accredited by ACEND.
Students wishing to review licensure information for other states may do so by accessing the Licensure by State Data Table provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Mansfield's Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the national Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This accreditation, which the program has held continuously since 1983, insures high quality and competent social work preparation for practice. Mansfield's BSW program graduates begin their careers in a variety of public and private social service agencies such as child welfare, mental health programs, drug and alcohol programs, programs for the aging, hospitals, nursing homes, neighborhood centers, and day care centers. Many continue their education in graduate schools of Social Work where they may apply for advanced standing based on the accredited status of Mansfield's program. Advanced standing allows students to complete an MSW in one calendar year rather than two, if attending classes full-time. Most states require an MSW for licensure. However, accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education provides access to licensing examinations in those states that regulate social work practice at the baccalaureate level.
Students wishing to review licensure information for other states may do so by visiting the Social Work Regulations Database , hosted by the Association of Social Work Boards. The database includes links to each licensing board and contains all the licensure requirements for each category of licensure by state.
Student teachers need to meet Pennsylvania state certification submission requirements in order to secure teaching certification after the successful completion of their degree program, including student teaching. Certification candidates apply for certification through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS), the online application for certification process required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Information about the TIMS process may be found on PDE's Certification website .
In order for PDE to award certification through TIMS, candidates need to successfully complete the second set of PDE exams. Although not required until a student seeks certification, Mansfield recommends that all students successfully pass the second series of Pennsylvania assessments (PECT or Praxis) directly before student teaching. Students seeking certification in Grades PreK-4 or in both PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 will need to take the PECT exam. Teacher Education Certification Candidates seeking PK-12 or 7-12 certification will need to take the Praxis. Candidates for certification should always go to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's webpage and review current test requirements before signing up for a test. Since PDE is responsible for certification, this governing body holds all authority in the area of testing. Mansfield University works to stay current with PDE test changes, but students should be proactive and consult PDE directly before signing up for a test. PDE's webpage also provides passing score information, including information about a sliding passing score based on GPA.
Student teaching is the final performance-based assessment for Pennsylvania's Instructional I Certificate. Successful completion of student teaching is documented on the PDE 430 form. This form represents the student's performance and is completed by the University supervisor twice (formative and summative evaluations) during student teaching. Teacher Education Certification Candidates may apply for certification through TIMS when they successfully complete student teaching, pass the second set of PDE exams, meet all Gate requirements, and complete all program requirements.
Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement (along with most other U.S. states) to allow for greater mobility of educators among states and other jurisdictions. Students interested in reviewing state-by-state requirements for teachers whose credentials were earned in another state may do so by visiting the Information for Out-of-State Applicants page hosted by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.