Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) academic programs listed below are designed to prepare students for a career in a licensed profession upon completion of the program. A professional license is typically required for graduates of these programs to practice and/or gain employment in these fields. If you are considering applying to one of these programs and plan to be licensed outside of Virginia, please select the program link for more information regarding educational requirements for professional licensure in the U.S. states, commonwealths, and territories.


Flight Education Program Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows how the provider meets the academic and regulatory requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The criteria approved by the FAA include curriculum content, training facilities, training equipment, and instructor qualifications. To meet the curriculum requirements for the FAA, standards have been established for each flight certificate offered by EMU.  These standards must be met before the students can be eligible to take FAA Oral/Practical tests, also known as check rides. Flight fees are assessed at hourly rates and are reviewed for possible adjustment at least annually. Prices do not include costs of FAA Knowledge test fees and check ride examiner fees. These costs are paid directly to individuals or companies that are independent of EMU. To make flight training more accessible, flight fees are charged to the student by EMU, enabling the student to apply for grants and loans on this significant portion of their program expenses. EMU is then invoiced by the flight training provider, Aero-Tech Services, Inc., for these flight fees

This training leads to examination for federal certification as a Commercial Pilot. This credential
is required by the FAA to pilot U.S. registered aircraft as a professional crew member.

EMU's Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management with Aviation Concentration program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Science under 14 CFR Part 141.

The Program meets requirements and qualifies graduates to sit for licensure exam in all 50 states.


EMU's clinical mental health counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students graduating with a CACREP-accredited degree can more often easily achieve state counseling licensure and experience greater ease of license portability between state licensing boards. 

Counseling License Compatibility by State

Teacher Education

The teacher education programs at EMU are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers. The teacher education programs prepare students for licensure as educators and are designed to meet the standards set by the Virginia Department of Education. Additionally, certification programs offered at EMU Lancaster (PA) are designed to meet the standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Teacher Education License Compatibility by State

Some states have specific requirements beyond the basic academic conditions for education licensure, such as a different test, cut score, fee, or additional requirement. For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Teaching License Reciprocity Guidelines by State.  To go directly to the state department of education website for each state, see State Departments of Education listing.


The BSN program at EMU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Virginia State Board of Nurses Registration and Nursing Education. The Eastern Mennonite University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students to sit for the national NCLEX-RN examination for licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The RN-BSN does not lead to any type of licensure, as students are already licensed.

Nursing License Compatibility by State

Social Work

The BSW program at Eastern Mennonite University has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1975. In Virginia and many other states, students graduating with a BSW from an accredited program have completed the academic requirements necessary for taking the bachelor licensure exam. Licensure requirements vary by state and most jurisdictions require you to establish your eligibility before you register to take the test.  Most states require a period of up to 2 years post-graduation full-time employment in a qualified position with registered clinical supervision to achieve eligibility to sit for the licensure exam. In Virginia, bachelors level social workers qualify for the exam  that leads to the Associate Social Worker license, in other states a similar credential may be called Licensed Social Worker (LSW).  Some states and territories do not offer bachelors licensure, and therefore Eastern Mennonite University has determined that the BSW curriculum does not lead to licensure in these states and territories: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT, WA.

For more information on a state-by-state basis, see Social Work Education Requirements by State.

Social Work License Compatibility by State

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