Program Licensure Disclosure

 

 

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

CSCC Contact 

State or National  

Boards

Emergency Medical
Technician

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

ems@clevelandstatecc.edu

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Law Enforcement Training

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

lawenforcementacademy@clevelandstatecc.edu

Tennessee Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission

Nursing 

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

nursing@clevelandstatecc.edu

State Boards of Nursing

Paramedic 

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

ems@clevelandstatecc.edu

National Registry of Paramedics

 

Emergency Medical Technician 

The Emergency Medical Technician 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 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 SARA 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.

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