Accreditation/Licensure/Certification Examination Results
The programs listed below require students to pass a certification or licensure examination before being licensed by the state of Nebraska.
Under each of the programs, a description of the examination requirements is posted along with a link to examination results for UNO graduates of the program.
UNO’s Athletic Training undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). To become a certified athletic trainer, a student/candidate must graduate with a bachelor's or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).
Candidates/students that are enrolled and/or registered at UNO in their final semester/quarter prior to graduation are eligible to sit for the BOC exam.
Clinical Mental Health
UNO’s Counseling programs (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling) are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). To be licensed as a Clinical Mental Health professional, graduate students must pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) before exiting the program.
In addition, students must pass the National Counseling Examination before licensure is granted by the state of Nebraska.
To be certified as a School Counselor in the state of Nebraska, graduate students must pass the Praxis II Content Examination for Professional School Counselor.
UNO’s Speech and Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) as the semi-autonomous accrediting arm of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). UNO graduate students are required to take the PRAXIS II Content exam for Speech-Language Pathology prior to graduation.
Passing the PRAXIS II exam is a requirement for state certification as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
UNO's educator preparation programs (undergraduate and graduate levels) are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). To be accepted into the Educator Preparation program, candidates must pass the PRAXIS Core in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
To be licensed to teach in the state of Nebraska, teacher candidates must pass the PRAXIS II exam specific to their content area. Other school professionals (e.g. School Psychologists, Principal, School Librarians) complete PRAXIS II content exams specific to their leadership position.
Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Accreditation through CEPH
UNO’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of School Librarians (AASL).