Professional Licensure Disclosure

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Professional Licensure Disclosure

 Professional Licensure Disclosures are required for academic programs offered by institutions of higher learning that are (1) designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation, or (2) is advertised as meeting such requirements.

States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure functions. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the education requirements for licensure/certification for their state. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

Students from states other than Hawai‘i seeking to enroll in a University of Hawai‘i Maui College course or program that customarily leads to professional licensure/certification required to work in that occupation in the state of Hawaii, will be contacted via email upon submission of a completed Application for Admission to provide additional information and resources regarding program licensure. Applicants may also contact the professional licensing/certification agency in their state of residence directly to determine whether or not the University of Hawai‘i Maui College course or program meets the requirements in that state. You can learn about licensing requirements in your state by visiting the U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop License Finder website.

State Authorization

Licensing requirements in Hawai‘i may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.


Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the student can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to receive federal funding. Prior to considering relocation, University of Hawai‘i Maui College encourages students to contact their program coordinator to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements, and to research the requirements of the state to which they intend to relocate. Your are able to research licensure requirements by state in License Finder, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

UH Maui College Professional Licensure Disclosures

University of Hawai‘i Maui College offers the following programs that lead to professional licensure required within the State of Hawai‘i.  Licensure and or professional certification information is included below and can also be found on our program websites below:

  1. Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology (AAS-AMT)
  2. Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (AS-DH)
  3. Associate of Science Degree in Nursing - Registered Nurse (AS-NURS)
  4. Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing (CA-PRCN)

Automotive Technology Certification

The Automotive Technology program curriculum is aligned with the accrediting bodies of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).   Graduates are eligible to take the ASE Certification test. The State of Hawaiʻi requires both the repair shop and the mechanic to be licensed.  Additional requirements for automotive technicians include two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification. State certification information can be found at

Dental Hygiene Licensure

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Dental Hygiene Exam, National Clinical Examination, and apply for licensure with the Hawai‘i Board of Dental Examiners.  Each State has its own requirements but they all require the NDHBE results and clinical exam.


Nursing Licensure

The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates are deemed eligible by the State of Hawaiʻi Board of Nursing to take the Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse examination and apply for licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) issues national, uniform requirements for licensure by exam or endorsement, renewals and reinstatement. These include proof of completion of an approved nursing education program, successful completion of the NCLEX exam, proficiency in English, and self-disclosure of misdemeanors, felonies and substance abuse.

However, each state’s Nursing Practice Act outlines its unique requirements. From state to state, license application fees, length of application process, renewal timelines and requirements, clinical hours served, continued education units (CEU), and temporary practice permits vary.  Here is a link to certification and licensure  information for all 50 States: