Professional Licensure & Certification Program Approvals

Grand Canyon University holds several state licensures and program approvals in which GCU is approved to operate. These licensures signify that GCU has met the requirements needed in order for students to study in those states. GCU has additional state authorizations and SARA agreements to provide online education for students in other states. For a comprehensive look at GCU’s accreditation, visit our University Accreditation page.


Arizona

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

GCU's Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science in Professional Counseling and Master of Science in Christian Counseling are approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as being consistent with the curriculum requirements for LAC or LPC licensure. GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse is approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as being consistent with the curriculum requirements for LSAT licensure.

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
1740 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
azbbhe.us

Arizona State Board of Education and Arizona Department of Education

GCU's College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education teachers and administrators.

GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education.

GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education, Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science in Math for Secondary Education.

GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of Bachelor of Science in Biology for Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for Secondary Education.

Arizona State Board of Education
1700 W. Washington St.
Executive Tower, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
azsbe.az.gov

Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
azed.gov

Arizona State Board of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure), Family Nurse Practitioner (Master’s and Post-Master’s options) and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology (Master’s and Post-Master’s options) are currently approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. For more information, go to the following link: azbn.gov/education/nursing-programs-lists/

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams St., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
azbn.gov


California

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

GCU is an approved school/program by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) for the following online programs: Master of Science in Addiction Counseling, Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders. These programs are approved until Sept. 30, 2023.

GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse is an approved school/program by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professional (CCAPP). This program is approved until Sept. 30, 2023.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
2400 Marconi Ave., Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95821
P.O. Box 214127
ccapp.us

California Board of Registered Nursing

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology (AGACNP) program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. For more information, visit California Board of Registered Nursing’s article on out-of-state nursing programs.

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
rn.ca.gov

Georgia

Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA)

GCU has been approved as an Education Provider by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) for the Master of Science in Addiction Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse programs. These programs are approved until Dec. 31, 2021.

Georgia Addiction Counselors Association
4015 S. Cobb Drive, Suite 160
Smyrna, GA 30080
gaca.org


Utah

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

The following programs in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions have satisfied the requirements for clinical placement of nursing students by programs located outside of the state of Utah:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education
  • Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership

State of Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E. 300 South
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
dopl.utah.gov

Washington

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

GCU is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for RN-BSN, MSN/Health Informatics, MSN/Nurse Educator, MSN/Nurse Leadership in Health Care Systems, MSN/Public Health and Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

GCU has been approved as a precertification education program for substance abuse counselors by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for the following online programs: Master of Science in Addiction Counseling, Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders and Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse. These programs are approved through August 2021.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
dsps.wi.gov

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