Professional Licensure Disclosures

Thinking about attending JJC to earn a licensure or certification? If you currently reside in a state other than Illinois or plan to take your exam in another state after graduating from JJC, please read the information below.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulation [34 C.F.R. § 668.43(a)(5)(v)] requires institutions to communicate their licensure or certification requirements to prospective and current students. This information must be readily available.

Effective July 1, 2020 JJC must list:

(a) U.S. states for which the program curriculum meets educational requirements
(b) U.S. states for which the program curriculum does not meet education requirement
(c) U.S. states for which the institution has not made a determination

Please note that this applies to program curriculum. It does not apply to the ability to transfer a license to another state after obtaining a license in Illinois.

Before enrolling in a program, students are encouraged to review the information under the respective program to see if they can be licensed or certified in their desired state. Students are also encouraged to contact the licensing agency in their state to seek guidance before beginning a program outside of their state. 

If JJC has not determined whether a program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification outside Illinois or if you are unsure, you should contact the licensing entity in your state to check. You can also work with the JJC program coordinator to get your questions answered.

SARA institutions are required to provide related disclosures. Institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs must meet similar federal requirements.

Additional SARA Information (Online Learning)

  • JJC Licensure and Certification Programs 

    The JJC programs listed below lead to professional licensure or certification in Illinois. This does not mean these programs will lead to licensure or certification in other states. The JJC program may meet other states’ requirements or only meet a portion of their requirements.

    If you are thinking about pursuing a career in another state, JJC recommends that you contact the licensing agency in that state before beginning at JJC.

    Other JJC programs provide a path to national or industry certifications, which do not require disclosure. The programs listed below have state requirements. This may impact you if you live in or plan to move to another state. We are providing this information to you in multiple ways, in accordance with federal guidance.

    JJC offers state licensure upon completion of the following programs:

    See chart for more information
    The chart above provides additional information. For questions, please contact the Compliance Officer at or (815) 280-2704.

    See chart for more about licensure in other states
    This chart provides links to each state's licensure information for additional details. If you need assistance accessing the links, please contact the Compliance Officer at or (815) 280-2704.

    Students who live in other states and are enrolled in these programs must be notified of these rules. The rules state that determinations must be made in the same way for all students. Therefore, the determination of residency, as completed for all students, will be used to determine location for the purposes of this disclosure. Students who live out of state will receive this communication via email.

  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

    Illinois is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state. JJC is a member of SARA, an organization that makes it easier for students to take distance education courses in other states. 

    The U.S. Department of Education requires JJC, as a college offering distance education to students outside Illinois, to be authorized in an out-of-state students’ state of residence. 

    Please note California is not a SARA state, therefore JJC cannot provide distance education to California residents.