Certification and licensure

New York State certification is required for students who anticipate working in public schools in a teaching, school counseling or building or district leadership position.

Students completing a program in community mental health are eligible to receive a limited permit to practice under supervision at a clinical site acceptable to the New York State Office of Professions.

Students enrolled in ABA programs intending to obtain state licensure will need to complete the Child Abuse Prevention Workshop.
  • Degree conferral letter for applicants for New York State certification or licensure
    Students who have completed all program requirements and who need documentation before the degree/certificate becomes official can complete this form to request a confirmation letter: Degree/certificate confirmation letter request. The Registrar will send it to the email address provided, unless otherwise indicated.
Professional licensure and disclosure statement
In accordance with the federal regulation §668.50(b)(7) Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) education requirements, the University of Rochester, Warner School of Education and Human Development provides the following information for programs that lead to professional licensure or certification. 
All of our approved certification programs are aligned with New York State Teacher, Administrator, School Counselor Certification requirements. To find out whether New York State has an interstate certification agreement with another state, check the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
For mental health counselors who complete our licensure program and apply for New York State mental health licensure, visit the National Board for Certified Counselors for licensure information outside of New York State. 
For behavior analysts who complete our licensure program and apply for New York State behavior analyst licensure, visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for licensure information outside of New York State.