Professional Licensure and Certification

The chart below reflects the College’s determinations for its programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification. Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Students who relocate to another state during their enrollment may or may not satisfy the eligibility criteria to obtain a professional license or certification in that state. Contact information for national and state licensing or certification boards is available online at: Contact Information for National and State Boards of Licensing or Certification

Contact Information for State Boards, National Boards, and Associations

Certificate or Degree Program Campus Offered License or Certification Type Program Meets Educational Components of Licensure or Certification Requirements Program Does Not Meet Educational Components of Licensure or Certification Requirements Determination Has Not Been Made Additional Information

Business Administration -Accounting Associate in Applied Science Degree

Newark Woodbridge Woodland Park New York City
Online

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

NJ, NY

(See Additional Information)

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

This program does not satisfy the education requirements to apply for a CPA license in New York or New Jersey.

The Accounting AAS program is 60 semester hours. New York requires 150 semester hours in a registered licensure qualifying program. New Jersey also requires 150 semester hours to apply for a license.

For more information see:

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/acc/Pages/default.aspx
https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newyork/
https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newjersey/

Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Newark Woodbridge Woodland Park
New York City
Online

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

NJ, NY

(See Additional Information)

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

This program does not satisfy the education requirements to apply for a CPA license in New York or New Jersey.

The Accounting B.B.A. program is 120 semester hours. New York requires 150 semester hours in a registered licensure qualifying program. New Jersey also requires 150 semester hours to apply for a license.

Individuals who enroll in this program may sit for the CPA Exam only. Please note that such individuals will still need to complete an additional 30 semester hours in a qualifying program and satisfy all other requirements (including, but not limited to, experience and character) in order to apply for a CPA license.

For more information see:

https://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/cpalic.htm
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/acc/Pages/default.aspx
https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newyork/
https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newjersey/

Master of Business Administration in Management Degree (M.B.A.) with a Concentration in Accounting

Woodland Park Online

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

NY, NJ (See Additional Information)

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

The M.B.A. in Management with a Concentration in Accounting consists of 36 graduate semester credit hours.

The combination of this program with the Berkeley College B.B.A. in Accounting satisfies the New York and New Jersey 150 semester hour education requirement of licensure.

In addition to the education requirement, individuals applying for a CPA license must satisfy all other state requirements (including, but not limited to, passing the CPA examination; submission of an application and fee; and work experience).

For more information about licensure in New York see: https://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/cpalic.htm

For more information about licensure in New Jersey see: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/acc/Pages/default.aspx

For more information about the CPA Exam Only see: https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newyork/  https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/newjersey/ 

Financial Services Associate in Applied Science Degree

New York City Online

Certified Financial Planner

(CFP)

NJ, NY

(See Additional Information)

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

This program does not satisfy the education requirements to apply for the CFP certification in New York or New Jersey. In order to be eligible to sit for the CFP Exam, students must have a bachelor's degree in a program registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

Financial Services Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

New York City Online

Certified Financial Planner

(CFP)

NJ, NY

(See Additional Information)

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

Students who graduate from this program do not automatically become Certified Financial Planners.

In order to be eligible to sit for the CFP® Exam, students must take FIN2230, FIN3310, FIN3315, FIN4400, FIN4411, FIN4420 and complete this B.B.A. program.

This program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

In order to apply for the CFP® certification, individuals must pass the CFP® Exam and also must satisfy all other requirements (including, but not limited to, experience and ethics).

For more information see:

https://www.cfp.net/get-certified/certification-process

Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding Associate in Applied Science Degree

Newark Woodbridge Woodland Park

New York City Online

Certified Professional Coder ("CPC")

NJ, NY, CT, MI, NC, NV

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

New Jersey does not require individuals to earn the CPC or CBCS credential before becoming eligible for employment. However, some employers may require the CPC or CBCS credential or prefer candidates who have obtained the CPC or CBCS credential.

The American Academy of Professional Coders recommends obtaining an associate degree prior to sitting for the CPC examination.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information see:

https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/

https://www.nhanow.com/certifications/billing-coding

Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree

Woodland Park

Online*

(*See Additional Information)

Certified Surgical Technologist

ID, IN, MA, NJ, NY, NV, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

The Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodland Park campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of May 20, 2022.

*The online program is a degree completion option available only to individuals who completed a Surgical Technology program accredited by either CAAHEP or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Graduates of the degree completion program are not eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technology exam using the Berkeley College degree transcript to fulfill NBSTSA eligibility requirements. Berkeley graduates who completed the certificate program and returned for the degree completion are eligible and should contact the program chair for further instructions.

** Effective January 11, 2022 the Woodbridge campus is not approved by the ARC/STSA as a satellite location. Students who matriculated or completed the Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodbridge campus before January 11, 2022 will be graduates of a CAAHEP-accredited program and eligible to participate in the CST exam. Effective January 1, 2022 Berkeley College is not accepting new students in the Surgical Technology program offered at the Woodbridge campus.

This program requires students to take a certification examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or another nationally recognized surgical technologist credentialing organization.  This includes the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification examination.

To be eligible for employment, New Jersey, New York, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia require individuals to earn and maintain a certified surgical technologist credential administered by the NBSTSA or another nationally recognized surgical technologist credentialing organization.

This program also requires students to take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

Clinical training eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://www.nbstsa.org

https://www.ast.org/Public_Policy/Legislative_Overview/

Surgical Processing Technician Certificate

Newark Woodland Park

Certified Registered Central Service Technician ("CRCST")

CT, NJ, NY, PA, TN

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

This program requires students to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination.

New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee require individuals to earn the CRCST credential before becoming eligible for employment.

This program requires students to take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://myhspa.org/

Health Sciences Associate in Applied Science Degree Surgical Processing Technician Specialization

Newark Woodland Park

Online*

(See Additional Information)

Certified Registered Central Service Technician ("CRCST")

CT, NJ, NY, PA, TN

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

*The online program is a degree completion option available only to individuals who:

(i) hold a current Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) credential issued by the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), formerly the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or a current Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Tech (CSPDT) credential issued by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)

and

(ii) hold a current Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) credential issued by the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), formerly the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM); a current Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) credential issued by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD); or who can provide employer verification of 30 hours hands-on experience reprocessing endoscopes prior to admission.

The onsite program requires students to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination administered by the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), formerly IAHCSMM.

New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee require the CRCST credential before becoming eligible for employment.

Students enrolled in this program also must take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://myhspa.org/

Patient Care Technician Certificate

Newark 

Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant ("CPCT/A")

CT, NJ, NY, PA

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

This program requires students to take the Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification examination.

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania do not require individuals to earn the CPCT/A credential before becoming eligible for employment. However, some employers may require the CPCT/A credential or prefer candidates who have obtained the CPCT/A credential.

This program requires students to take the Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA) and Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA) exam. Additionally, students must take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://www.nhanow.com/certifications/patient-care-technician

Health Sciences Associate in Applied Science Degree Patient Care Technician Specialization

Newark 
Online* (See additional information section)

Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant ("CPCT/A")

CT, NJ, NY, PA

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

Graduates of this program are eligible to participate in a variety of certification examinations, including:

(1) Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A)

(2) Certified Electrocardiography (CET)

(3) Certified Phlebotomy (CPT)

(4) Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)

Students must take the Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification examination. Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania do not require individuals to earn the CPCT/A credential before becoming eligible for employment. However, some employers may require the CPCT/A credential or prefer candidates who have obtained the CPCT/A credential.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://www.nhanow.com/certifications/patient-care-technician

*The online program is a degree completion option available only to individuals who have completed the Patient Care Technician certificate program.

Practical Nurse Certificate

Woodland Park

Licensed Practical Nurse ("LPN")

NJ

(See Additional Information)

CT, NY, PA

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Successfully passing the NCLEX-PN is one of several requirements to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); licensure is not automatic.

Applicants for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of New Jersey must successfully complete a New Jersey Board of Nursing approved program, such as this program, pass the NCLEX-PN, and satisfy all other New Jersey Board of Nursing requirements (including, but not limited to, submitting an application and supporting documentation, paying application and processing fees, and passing a criminal history background check).

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information see: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx

LPN to B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Accelerated Pathway

Woodland Park

Registered Professional Nurse

NJ

(See Additional Information)

CT, NY, PA

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

Applicants to this program must (1) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the U.S.; (2) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license (LPN); and (3) have completed a minimum of 2,080 hours of work as an LPN within the last two years.

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Successfully passing the NCLEX-RN is one of several requirements to become a Registered Nurse (RN); licensure is not automatic.

Applicants for licensure as a RN in the State of New Jersey must successfully complete a New Jersey Board of Nursing approved program, such as this program, pass the NCLEX-RN, and satisfy all other New Jersey Board of Nursing requirements (including, but not limited to, submitting an application and supporting documentation, paying application and processing fees, and passing a criminal history background check).

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx

LPN to B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Beginner Pathway

Woodland Park

Registered Professional Nurse

NJ

(See Additional Information)

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, D.C.

Applicants to this program must (1) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the U.S.; (2) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license (LPN), and (3) complete the NACE Foundations of Nursing Challenge Examination.

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Successfully passing the NCLEX-RN is one of several requirements to become a Registered Nurse (RN); licensure is not automatic.

Applicants for licensure as an RN in the State of New Jersey must successfully complete a New Jersey Board of Nursing approved program, such as this program, pass the NCLEX-RN, and satisfy all other New Jersey Board of Nursing requirements (including, but not limited to, submitting an application and supporting documentation, paying application and processing fees, and passing a criminal history background check).

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx

Medical Assistant Certificate

Woodbridge Woodland Park

Certified Medical Assistant; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant; Or Registered Medical Assistant

NJ

(See Additional Information)

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

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for a variety of certification examinations, including:

(1) Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA)

(2) Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT)

(3) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA)

(4) Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA)

(5) Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA)

(6) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA)

Students must take one of the following national credential examinations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA):

(1) Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA), (2) Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT), or (3) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA).

This program requires students to take the Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA) and Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA) exam. Additionally, students must take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) guidelines require students to meet certain criteria in order to participate in the CMA (AAMA) exam. Exam eligibility requirements are available online at http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam/application-steps/eligibility.

New Jersey does not require individuals to obtain any of the credentials listed above before becoming eligible for employment. However, some employers may require one or more of the credentials listed above or prefer candidates who have obtained one or more of the credentials listed above.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://www.aama-ntl.org

Medical Assistant Associate in Applied Science Degree

Woodbridge Woodland Park

Certified Medical Assistant; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant; Or Registered Medical Assistant

NJ

(See Additional Information)

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

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for a variety of certification examinations, including:

Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA)

Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA)

Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA)

Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA)

Students must take one of the following national credential examinations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA):

(1) Certified Medical Assistant - CMA (AAMA), (2) Registered Medical Assistant - RMA (AMT), or (3) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - CCMA (NHA). Students must take the Certified Electrocardiography - CET (NHA) and Certified Phlebotomy - CPT (NHA) exam. Additionally, students must take and pass the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - BLS (AHA) exam.

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) guidelines require students to meet certain criteria in order to participate in the CMA (AAMA) exam. Exam eligibility requirements are available online at http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam/application-steps/eligibility.

New Jersey does not require individuals to obtain any of the credentials listed above before becoming eligible for employment. However, some employers may require one or more of the credentials listed above or prefer candidates who have obtained one or more of the credentials listed above.

Internship eligibility and employment opportunities in the healthcare field may be contingent upon the results of a medical examination; a criminal history background check; drug and alcohol testing; and satisfying any other requirements.

For more information, see:

https://www.aama-ntl.org