Professional Licensure

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In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification in correlation with programs offered through the College. CWI makes every effort to ensure licensure information is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised.

Requirements for professional licensure in healthcare and other fields vary from state to state. If you are considering a CWI program that leads to professional licensure with the intent to be licensed outside the state of Idaho, the following is recommended prior to beginning the program: 

  • Review the licensing information provided for the applicable program(s) below.
  • Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state or territory where licensure is intended. This will enable you to obtain the most up-to-date information about licensure requirements and confirm how a CWI program meets those requirements. 
  • While progressing through the program, check licensing agency requirements regularly to monitor whether any licensure requirements have been updated and/or changed that could impact your ability to obtain the appropriate license. 

To learn more, please review the licensure information provided for the programs listed.


A State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among its member states, districts, and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary, distance education courses and programs. This agreement is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions in a state other than the one where they reside. SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by four regional higher education compacts, MHEC, NEBHE, SREB, and WICHE. The four SARA agreements of those compacts are collectively treated as a plural, the Agreements. 

CWI is regulated by the Idaho State Board of Education and is a member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Please visit the SARA-Participating Institution Directory to view a list of participating institutions.

Idaho State Board of Education
650 West State Street, 3rd Floor
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: 208.334.2270
Fax: 208.334.2632