State Licensure Disclosure

Aiken Technical College has determined that the following programs meet, or do not meet, the educational requirements for state licensure or certification in the following states, as indicated below. (Note that beyond the completion of a program that meets the educational requirements for licensure, there might be additional state-level exams, physical exams, or other local requirements for licensure.):

Paramedic FAQ

The Associate Degree Nursing and the Practical Nursing programs at Aiken Technical College prepare graduates to take the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensure examinations in order to become licensed to practice as a PN or ADN in South Carolina.  South Carolina is a member of a multi-state Nursing Licensure Compact that allows licensure in any state that is a member of the compact.  The states in the compact are:

Yes:  AL, AZ, AK, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, & WY 

Requirements for applying for multi-state licensure are:

  1. Primary residency in a NLC state listed above;
  2. You must be actively licensed as a registered nurse (RN) or professional nurse (PN);
  3. You must meet all licensure requirements in your state of residency and practice.

No:  Not Applicable

Undetermined:  AK, CA, CT, HI, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, & WA

Additional information on state licensure requirements is available at https://nursinglicensemap.com/states/.


Examination Board:                           

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
(877)-728-4598
www.pearsonvue.com


Accreditation:                         

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician and/or the Paramedic program at ATC are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination.  By passing the appropriate examination, individuals will be considered nationally-registered and eligible for licensure in South Carolina.  In addition to national certification, an individual’s state of residence or location may have its own certification examinations, registration and/or licensing requirements.  It is undetermined whether graduates of the EMT/Paramedic program at ATC are qualified to sit for the national registry examination in states other than South Carolina and GeorgiaPlease note that GA has a separate state examination that must be passed in addition to the NREMT. 

Yes:  GA & SC

No:  Not Applicable

Undetermined:  AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI & WY

For information about state licensing requirements visit https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/states/state-ems-agencies.


Examination Board:                            

NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians)

Rocco V. Morando Building
6610 Busch Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

614-888-4484

www.nremt.org


Accreditation:                           

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)

25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350 
www.caahep.org                                               

Instructors are SC Certified Paramedics who have completed a 40-hour instructor course and are approved by SC DHEC. The instructors are also required to be BLS instructors approved by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or ASHI.

Graduates of the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting program at Aiken Technical College are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board examination.  Individuals who pass all parts of this examination are eligible for certification in South Carolina.  This examination is recognized by all 50 states, however, some states may have additional non-academic requirements to register as a dental assistant in a particular state.   To see individual state requirements for certification of a dental assistant, please visit this website:

https://www.danb.org/en/Meet-State-Requirements/State-Specific-Information.aspx

Yes:        All 50 States
No:         Not Applicable
Undetermined:  Not Applicable


Examination Board:

DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
444 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 367-3262 
www.danb.org


Accreditation:                           

CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800(621.8099
www.ada.org/en/coda

Successful completion of the Medical Assisting program at ATC qualifies graduates to sit for the Certified Medical Assisting examination.  Passing the certifying examination will qualify graduates to apply for certification in all 50 states.  For more information regarding state laws and regulations concerning medical assistants, please visit this web site:

https://medical-assistant.us/medical-assistant-certification/

Yes:  All 50 States
No:  Not Applicable
Undetermined:  Not Applicable


Examination Board:                            

AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 899-1500
www.aama-ntl.org


Accreditation:                           

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Graduates of the Patient Care Assistant program at Aiken Technical College are eligible to take the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT), National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT), and National Electrocardiography (NCEKG) exams.  Additionally, students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the registry examination for Nurse Aids.  The certifying examinations for ECG and Phlebotomy are recognized by all states except California.  For the requirements in California, see https://www.ncctinc.com/certifications/pt or https://www.ncctinc.com/certifications/pct.

PCA – Electrocardiography or Phlebotomy
Yes
:  All 50 States, except CA
No:  CA
Undetermined:  Not Applicable

For the requirements in California, see https://www.ncctinc.com/certifications/pt or https://www.ncctinc.com/certifications/pct.

South Carolina has a reciprocity agreement for Nurse Aids with the states listed as affirmative below.  Individuals who have completed the required coursework, passed the Nurse Aid Registry Examination and are registered in South Carolina can have their nurse aid registry transferred to any of the states listed affirmatively below: 


PCA – Nurse Aid

Yes:  AZ, AR, CO, DE, GA, ID, IA, KY, ME, MD, MS, MO, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA & WI
No:  Not Applicable
Undetermined:  AL, AK, CA, CT, FL, HI, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, VT, WA, WV, & WY


Examination Board:                                  

Pearson VUE
P.O. Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
(800) 475-8290



Regulator (Nurse Aid):                                

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community and Facility Services
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-4205

Graduates of the Pharmacy Technology program at Aiken Technical College are eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination.  This examination is applicable to all 50 states.  However, some states have other requirements to be certified in that particular state.  The states where passing the PCTB is sufficient for Pharmacy Technician certification are:

Yes:  AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, & WI
No:  Not Applicable
Undetermined:  AZ, IL, OR, UT, WA, & WY

For more information regarding individual state requirements for certification, please visit this website:  https://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-technician-license-requirements-by-state


Examination Board:                            

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
2215 Constitution Avenue NW
Suite 101
Washington DC 20037
(202) 888-1699
www.ptcb.org


Accreditation:                           

American Society for Health System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
190 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60603-3499
(312) 664-3575
www.acpe-accredit.org

Successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program at Aiken Technical College makes students eligible to take the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) certification examination.  All 50 states require, at a minimum, a passing score on this examination.  Many states also have state licensure, which may require additional examinations and/or other items for application to be licensed in a particular state.  The Radiologic Technology program at ATC prepares students for licensure in South Carolina, as well as Georgia and North Carolina. 

Yes:  GA, NC & SC
No:  Not Applicable
Undetermined:  AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, & WY

For individual state licensure requirements, please visit https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure.


Examination Board:                           

ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
(651) 687.0048


Accreditation:                           

JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at Aiken Technical College qualify to sit for the Certified Surgical Technology examination.  This examination is recognized by all 50 states.

Yes:  All 50 States
No:  Not Applicable
Undetermined:  Not Applicable


Examination Board:                            

NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting)
3 West Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO 80120
(800) 707-0057
www.nbstsa.org


Accreditation:                                   

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

For all other ATC career and technical education (CTE) programs, there might be additional local licensure requirements in other states for graduates.  ATC has not made a determination of whether or not career and technical education programs beyond those listed above will meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in states other than South Carolina and Georgia.  Please consult with your program’s lead instructor or Chair for additional information regarding licensure in other states.

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