Professional Licensure: General Disclosure

Many programs offered at Dunwoody College of Technology are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure examinations and/or certification necessary for employment in Minnesota and across the Country. These professional licensing standards often vary from state to state, and completion of these programs may not meet the licensure or certification requirements in every state.

For students seeking employment, you are advised to know the specific licensure or certification requirements of that state before enrolling in a program. Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state you plan to seek employment to determine requirements and ensure program compatibility.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to – Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

This regulation requires colleges and universities to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students if programs leading to a license or certification meet other state’s requirements. Click on the program name below for the public disclosures indicating if the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

Disclaimer: licensure determinations reflect accurate information about each program to the best of our knowledge, however the decision to grant a license or certification is ultimately the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. Dunwoody cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any jurisdiction.

Student Responsibility

Students are advised to review the specific academic requirements for their program’s applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence, or in the state where they intend to obtain a license, before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license.

Relocation

If you move states, you must notify Dunwoody of the change so the college can help determine if a program’s curriculum will meet licensure/certification requirements for employment in your new state of residence.

Dunwoody makes every effort to ensure licensure and certification information is up-to-date, however = state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence, or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license, for the most recent information and requirements. Dunwoody shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

International Students

Prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate certifying agency prior to enrolling in a program whether successful completion of the program meets credentialing requirements of the country in which the student intends to seek employment.

Requirements for Employment after Graduation

In addition to completing an academic program, many states may also require that individuals meet additional requirements in order to qualify for licensure, including but not limited to additional coursework and training, supervised clinical experiences, and successful passage of state or national exams. Other licensure requirements may include background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc. State laws, regulations and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time.

Accreditation

Dunwoody College of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Dunwoody’s next comprehensive evaluation is in 2023-2024.

A number of Dunwoody’s programs, which result in licensure or certification, are also accredited by industry-specific accrediting bodies. Accreditation information can be found at: https://dunwoody.edu/about/accountability/

Additional Information

Program Level Accreditations and Professional Licensure Information

Bachelor of Architecture

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards outlines requirements for each state/jurisdiction. Dunwoody strongly recommends that students and prospective students review the licensing information in the state where they plan to practice. https://www.ncarb.org/get-licensed/licensing-requirements-tool Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc.

In compliance with the federal regulation, Dunwoody College of Technology is providing the following information.

  1. Completion of Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Architecture program, combined with the Architectural Experience Program and Architect Registration Exam administered by NCARB meets requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri,
  2. Completion of Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Architecture program, combined with the Architectural Experience Program and Architect Registration Exam administered by NCARB does not meet requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. 3. Dunwoody has not made the determination if completion of Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Architecture program, combined with the Architectural Experience Program and Architect Registration Exam administered by NCARB meets the state academic requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: California

Last Updated on March 30, 2021

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards website and will be updated annually on July 1.

Dunwoody assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the NCARB website.

Interior Design

The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) outlines requirements for each state/jurisdiction. In the U.S. only three states (Nevada, Florida, and Louisiana), the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico require licensure to work in code-based spaces. Most states that offer licensure require a combination of education from an accredited school, work experience, and passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Dunwoody strongly recommends that students and prospective students review the licensing information. https://www.cidq.org/paths

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to – Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, Dunwoody College of Technology is providing the following information.

  1. Specific education and work experience requirements exist to be eligible to sit for the NCIDQ Examination. Completion of Dunwoody’s Interior Design program, meets the education requirements for professional licensure: MinnesotaOfficial education transcripts must include a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours of post-secondary interior design coursework that encompasses a certificate, degree, or diploma from an accredited institution to be eligible.
  2. Dunwoody has not made the determination if completion of Dunwoody’s Interior Design program, and specific education and work experience requirements exist to be eligible to sit for the NCIDQ Examination: California

Last Updated on March 30, 2021

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the Council for Interior Design Qualification website and will be updated annually on July 1.

Dunwoody assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the CIDQ website.