Licensure and Disclosure

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Oregon Tech provides information regarding professional licensure and certification for programs offered through our online campus.

Below are our online programs that are stepping stones to professional credentials and possible state licensure outside of Oregon. Graduates of these programs are eligible for credentials based on their time with Oregon Tech rather than through one of the other eligibility pathways required by their credentialing agency. 

Graduates of the Clinical Sleep Health program are partially eligible for the Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Candidates for the CCSH can use Pathway 2 or 3 depending on their background. Additional eligibility requirements may include, but aren’t limited to, an associate degree or above and a current CPR/BLS certification.
Oregon Tech’s online Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, Surveying option prepares students for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Graduates of this program utilize Pathway 1: Education found at Students are also prepared to pursue state licensure as a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS). State licensure requires additional industry experience in addition to passing the FS exam.  Please research your state’s requirements prior to applying and contact us if you have questions about how our program aligns. The Geomatics, Surveying option holds programmatic accreditation through the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Oregon Tech/OHSU Medical Lab Science Program graduates are eligible to take a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification examination administered through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the American Medical Technologists (AMT). 

Federal regulations require educational institutions to disclose whether its degree programs meet educational requirements for licensure in each state.  Oregon and Washington do not require state licensure to work as an MLS. For additional information and contacts by state, please visit The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) website: Some state licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license.  Changes in requirements can happen without notice.  We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board in the state(s) where they intend to obtain a license before beginning our academic program for the most recent requirements.

As of May 2023, the following states and territories require licensure:

StateDoes this program meet requirements?
New YorkYes
North DakotaYes
West VirginiaYes
Puero RicoYes

The Picture Archiving and Communication System certificate is designed to prepare graduates for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) examination offered by the American Board of Imaging Informatics or the Certified PACS associate (CPAS) examination through the PACS Administrators in Radiology Certification Association.
PARCA does not have specific eligibility requirements or pathways for eligibility. They endorse a variety of training options. ABII has a qualification point system with candidates utilizing a combination of experience, CEUs, and formal education.
The Polysomnographic Technology certificate with Oregon Tech is designed to prepare each graduate for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination through the Board for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). In many cases, the RPSGT credential is what you need to begin working in the field, however, you should always verify your state or territory’s polysomnography licensing or registration requirements before beginning our program. While Oregon Tech is aware of some states having additional needs, state licensing requirements can change without our knowledge so it is on the applicant to ensure they will meet all criteria prior to enrollment.
Oregon Tech’s polysomnography certificate program is CAAHEP accredited. Graduates of Oregon Tech’s certificate program are eligible to take the PRSGT examination through RPSGT Pathway 3. The Associate of Applied Science program is not CAAHEP accredited, however all AAS graduates complete the certificate program first before continuing on to the general education classes remaining for the associate degree. Oregon Tech is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
All students admitted to the Polysomnographic Technology certificate program begin in fall term as a full-time cohort. The certificate program is a blend of online courses and 540 hours of hands-on clinical time. The clinical component is arranged by the program director at a site the student selects. The program director will approach up to two sleep labs on the student’s behalf to arrange a clinical contract. If a contract cannot be arranged with the student’s first or second selection, the student may choose to approach a third site independently. If a clinical contract cannot be arranged before the beginning of fall term the student cannot begin the Polysomnography program that year. Students must complete all onboarding requirements with their clinical site.

Other Programs

Students of Oregon Tech’s online programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography, Respiratory Care, Vascular Technology, and more, may complete additional health care credentials or registries while enrolled at the University. Upon careful review of current eligibility requirements with relevant agencies, these students use their existing credentials and employment experience pathways for licensure rather than a degree earned at Oregon Tech.


This information is as up-to-date as possible and written in good faith but human error may still occur. Requirements may change or update without our knowledge.