Programs that offer pathways to State Licensures

Allied Health Division

Name of Program

Name of License

States where the DCC curriculum would prepare students to take the state license exams

States where it has not yet been determined if DCC would prepare students to take the state license exam

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Graduates of Delgado PTA Program are eligible to sit for licensure exam in any state in the US.

None

Pharmacy Technician

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) – either through PTCB or NHA – this is a national certification

All (*There is a recognized National Exam, if specific states require a state exam, that is state-by-state as promulgated by that state’s Board of Pharmacy)

None

 

 

 

Health Information Technology

 

Medical Coding

 

 

 

 

Medical Registration Specialist

 

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

 

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or

Certified Coding Associate (CCA)

 

 

 

Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CCHA)

AHIMA RHIT Certification is a national certification.

 

AAPC CPC Certification is a national certification.

AHIMA CCA certification is a national certification.

 

 

NAHAM CCHA certification is a national certification.

None for all

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Students receive a “certification” as an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant.  Certification is issued by the International Joint Commission on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Personnel.

All states recognize this certification.  It is not state-specific.

None

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Apply for license through LSBME (Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners) and the exam is issued through NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy)

National exam-recognized by all states.  This national exam is required prior to obtaining a license.

None

Medical Laboratory Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

ASCP

The ASCP exam is a national exam needed for certification in all states.  There is no licensure exam.

There are no states that do not accept ASCP as a certification exam that will qualify them for state licensure.

Respiratory Care Technology

License issued by the LSBME is the LRT (Licensed Respiratory Therapist).  To qualify for this license, one must have an active CRT or RRT credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

All states accept the NBRC credentialing exams as a basis for licensure. 

None

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners

“Nuclear Technologist”

The DCC curriculum prepares its students for certifications and thus provides its students the ability to acquire an individual state license in all states that require it.  Around thirty states issue a license; however, every hospital requires certification in order to practice nuclear medicine technology and all Delgado graduates are eligible to take the national certification exams (ARRT and NMTCB) and thus would be allowed to work as a nuclear medicine technologist in any hospital in the USA.

Most states do not administer a State Exam.  They require national certification as eligibility to acquire a state license.  Delgado NUMT graduates would be prepared to acquire a license in all states that require it. 

For the few states that administer an exam (i.e. California) our graduates are prepared to take their exam.

Radiation Therapy

Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners

 

https://www.lsrtbe.org/

Certification is required to practice radiation therapy in all states.  Each state is responsible for granting the authority to perform radiation therapy and may require licensure.

 

Louisiana requires documentation of ARRT certification and continuing education to obtain a license to practice radiation therapy. 

 

The radiation therapy program goal is to prepare graduates to apply for the certification exam administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy. 

 

Here is the link to ARRT web page which answers specific state licensing questions:

https://www.arrt.org/contact/frequent-questions/Category/state-licensing-public

 

Again, certification is required to practice radiation therapy in all states.  Each state is responsible for granting the authority to perform radiation therapy and may require licensure.

 

Louisiana requires documentation of ARRT certification and continuing education to obtain a license to practice radiation therapy. 

 

The radiation therapy program goal is to prepare graduates to apply for the certification exam administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy. 

 

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) also has a web page with information regarding Legislation, Regulations and Advocacy, and includes Individual State Licensure Information

 

Here is the link to the ASRT web page with individual state license information:

 https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure

 

 

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

EMT Basic

Upon completion of EMTE 112 and/or the Paramedic Program, students are eligible to test for licensure with the National Registry of EMT’s and the Louisiana Bureau of EMS

National Exam

None

Radiologic Technology

ARRT    www.ARRT.org

and

Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners

https://www.lsrtbe.org/

ARRT Certification is required to practice x-ray in all states.  Each state is responsible for granting the authority to perform x-ray and may require licensure.

 

Louisiana requires documentation of ARRT certification and continuing education to obtain a license to practice x-ray. 

 

The radiologic technology program goal is to prepare graduates to apply for the certification exam administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in x-ray. 

 

Again, certification is required to practice x-ray in all states.  Each state is responsible for granting the authority to perform x-ray may require licensure.

 

Louisiana requires documentation of ARRT certification and continuing education to obtain a license to practice x-ray. 

 

The radiologic technology program goal is to prepare graduates to apply for the certification exam administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in x-ray. 

 

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) also has a web page with information regarding Legislation, Regulations and Advocacy, and includes Individual State Licensure Information

 

Here is the link to the ASRT web page with individual state license information:

 https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure

Funeral Service Education

National Board Exam to obtain a license as a Funeral Director/Embalmer.

National Exam; some states may require a licensee to take their state funeral law exam if the initial license is from another state.

 

Veterinary Technology

National Veterinary Technician Exam (no state exam)

All states since it is a national exam

None

Polysomnographic Technology

Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)

National registry (States may require persons to apply for their individual state license depending on the state and if the state requires a license and individuals must be registered prior to applying for a license).

None

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

N/A-No state license

N/A-No state license

Surgical Technology

Certified Surgical Technologist-CST

National certification

None

Massage Therapy

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

This is a nationally recognized license. 

Louisiana

Unknown- Curriculum reviewed on a state-by-state basis. It has not yet been determined.  All states but Louisiana.  Each state reviews the curriculum on an applicant’s case by case basis.

 

 Nursing Division

Programs

Name Of License

States where the Delgado curriculum would prepare students to take the state  license exams

States where it has not yet been determined if Delgado curriculum would prepare students to take the state  license exams

Associate of Science in Nursing

Registered Nurse

Graduates should be able to take the exam in any state once they are approved for licensure in that state.

 

Technical Diploma in Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse

Graduates should be able to take the exam in any state once they are approved for licensure in that state.

 

 

Science and Math Division

 

Programs

Name Of License

States where the Delgado curriculum would prepare students to take the state license exams

States where it has not yet been determined if Delgado curriculum would prepare students to take the state license exams

Water Distribution Operator, C.T.C.

Water Distribution Operator Levels 1 through 4

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (Levels 1-3), Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (Levels 1 and 2) North Carolina (Level 1),  North Dakota,  Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,  South Dakota, Tennessee,  Texas, Utah, Vermont (Levels 1-3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Ohio

Water Production Operator, C.T.C.

Water Production Operator Levels 1 through 4

Water Treatment Operator, C.T.C.

Water Treatment Operator Levels 1 through 4

Wastewater Collection Operator, C.T.C.

Wastewater Collection Operator Levels 1 through 4

Wastewater Treatment Operator, C.T.C.

Wastewater Treatment Operator Levels 1 through 4