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Professional Licensure Disclosures

Lake Area Technical College’s curriculum for the following programs meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in South Dakota and many other states. Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. Prospective or current students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in the state you plan to work before beginning an affiliated academic program.

LATC provides notifications to prospective and current students seeking information for any in-person or distance education program leading to professional licensure as required by Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c)).

National Licensure Requirements Lake Area Tech’s curriculum meets state licensure requirements in:Lake Area Tech’s curriculum does not meet the state requirements in:No determination has been made if Lake Area Tech’s curriculum meets licensure requirements in:

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Aviation Maintenance Program students must graduate from the program to be eligible to take the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification tests. Upon completion of all required FAA certification tests, success completers are certified to work on all FAA registered aircraft.South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/AAmerican Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Aviation: Professional Pilot Certified Flight Instructor Option

Graduates of the Professional Pilot Certified Flight Instructor Program option must pass the FAA Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Multi-Engine Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor Pilot tests in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as FAA Commercial Pilots.South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/A American Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Aviation: Professional Pilot Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot Option

Graduates of the Professional Pilot Drone Program option must pass the FAA Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Multi-Engine Pilot, and Commercial Pilot tests in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as FAA Drone Pilots.South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/A American Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Cosmetology

Cosmetology
Graduates of the LATC Cosmetology program complete either 1,500 or 2,100 hours of cosmetology education. They must complete the 1,500 hour program and also pass the National Interstate Council of State Board of Cosmetology written theory and practical exams in order to be licensed in South Dakota. Students wishing to practice in a state that requires more than 1,500 hours will need to complete LATC’s 2,100 hour program.
South Dakota N/A Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Dental Assisting – Certified

Graduates of the Diploma in Dental Assisting must pass the Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) exam in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered dental assistant.South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming N/A California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Law Enforcement

Graduates of the Law Enforcement program who are 21 years of age must pass the South Dakota State Law Enforcement Licensure Exam as well as the state skills testing for licensure in South Dakota.South Dakota N/A Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Med/Fire Rescue

Med/Fire Rescue
In addition to the EMT or Paramedic options listed below, graduates of the Med/Fire Rescue Associate’s Degree option may also test to become Pro Board certified in Firefighter I and II, HAZMAT Awareness and Operations, and Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF). If a state or department recognizes the Pro Board certifications, no other training or testing may be required. However, some states or departments may require additional training, testing or completion of a new hire probationary training academy in addition to the certifications offered through LATC. Many states and departments require firefighters to also be certified at the EMT level as well as Firefighter II.
South DakotaN/A Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

MFR: EMT Basic Option

Students completing the Emergency Medical Technician course must pass the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians in order to obtain a licensure and begin practice as an emergency medical technician.South Dakota N/AAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

MFR: Paramedic Option

Graduates of the Med/Fire Rescue program must pass the National Registry Paramedic certification exam before they can apply for licensure as a paramedic.South Dakota N/A Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Medical Assisting – Certified

Medical Assisting students graduating from a CAAHEP accredited school are eligible to sit for a national exam. There are two options available for graduates of the program the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) which provides the graduate with the CMA credential or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) which provides the credential RMA. Both are recognized nationally. Graduates are not required to take or pass the exam although it is strongly encouraged. South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/AAmerican Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Medical Laboratory Technician

Graduates of the MLT program are eligible to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT (ASCP) certification exam with the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. South Dakota does not require an additional licensure to practice as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Those states that require an additional licensure to practice as an MLT include: California, Hawaii, Florida, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Nevada, West Virginia, Montana, Georgia. Puerto Rico also requires a licensure.N/AAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Nursing – Licensed Practical Nursing

Graduates of the Diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a practical nurse.South Dakota, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Wisconsin, WyomingN/AAlabama, Arizona, Arkansas California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Nursing – Registered Nursing

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing (RN) must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse.South Dakota, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Wisconsin, WyomingN/AAlabama, Arizona, Arkansas California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Graduates of the Associates of Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program must pass the OTA certification exam given by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) in order to apply for licensure and begin practice as a licensed, certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA/L).South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/A American Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

Physical Therapist Assistant


Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program must pass the NPTE exam in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin IslandsN/AAmerican Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau

Corporate Education: CPR/ACLS

Lake Area Tech Corporate Ed provides CPR course offerings including Basic Life Support, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. Classes lead to certification in their respective areas. Certification is valid for two years.South Dakota, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of ColumbiaN/AAmerican Samoa, Guam, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, The Republic of Palau, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands

This table identifies states in which our curriculum meets requirements. It is not intended to imply that Lake Area Tech enrolls students from the indicated states and/or territories. For specific information regarding admissions, please contact us.