About CGCC's Professional Licensure

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), Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) provides information pertaining to professional licensure* in correlation with appropriate CGCC programs.

BEFORE beginning a CGCC program, the following is recommended if you are considering one that leads to professional licensure* with the intent to be licensed within a U.S. state or territory:

  • Review the licensure* information provided for the applicable program(s) below;
  • Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the U.S. state or territory where licensure* is intended. This will enable you to obtain the most up-to-date information about licensure requirements and confirm how a CGCC program facilitates those requirements.

None of CGCC's programs are formally approved as providing professional licensure* in or outside of Oregon. However, while a program may not be formally approved, it may still meet all or a portion of the "educational" requirements for licensure* in Oregon and/or other U.S. states and territories. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to contact the licensing agency directly to find out if a CGCC program will meet educational requirements as needed.

Additionally, while progressing through any of these programs, we recommended that you check licensing agency requirements regularly to monitor whether they have changed in a manner that impacts your licensure* plans.

To learn more, please review the professional licensure* information provided by selecting the program(s) of interest:

Professional Licensure by Program

Certified Nursing Assistant: Licensure Disclosure

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved institution.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OR-HECC) requirements for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CGCC provides information pertaining to this program and professional licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for certified nursing assistant licensure in Oregon. If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning CGCC's program, check the listing below to determine whether CGCC has obtained confirmation that the Certified Nursing course MEETS, DOES NOT MEET, or CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING the educational requirements for licensure in your state of residence. When it comes to licensure requirements, not all states and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. We, therefore, recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation, before beginning the CGCC program.

PROGRAM MEETS: CGCC's Certified Nursing Assistant course has been confirmed as meeting the education requirements for certified nursing assistant licensure in the following states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

PROGRAM CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING: Currently, the Certified Nursing Assistant course at CGCC cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational requirements for certified nursing assistant licensure in the following states and territories: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET: The Certified Nursing Assistant course at CGCC has been confirmed as not meeting the educational requirements for pursuing certified nursing assistant licensure in the following states and territories: Alabama, California, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia.

Since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue the CGCC program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. Contact information for each state licensing board or agency can be found at the following link: To help facilitate this, direct links to licensing agencies have been provided wherever possible.

Individual State Certified Nurse Licensing Contact Information PDF
Individual State Certified Nurse Licensing Requirements PDF

(Note: While Columbia Gorge Community College strives to ensure the information contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge. Last updated November 1, 2021.)

Emergency Medical Technician: Licensure Disclosure

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved institution.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OR-HECC) requirements for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CGCC provides information pertaining to this program and professional licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for Emergency Medical Technician licensure in Oregon. If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning CGCC's program, check the listing below to determine whether CGCC has obtained confirmation that its Emergency Medical Technician courses MEET, DO NOT MEET, or CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING the educational requirements for licensure in your state of residence. When it comes to licensure requirements, not all states and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. We, therefore, recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation, before beginning the CGCC program.

PROGRAM MEETS: CGCC's Emergency Medical Technician courses have been confirmed as meeting the education requirements for emergency medical technician licensure in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

PROGRAM CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING: Currently, the Emergency Medical Technician courses at CGCC cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational requirements for emergency medical technician licensure in the following states and territories: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET: The Emergency Medical Technician courses at CGCC have been confirmed as not meeting the educational requirements for pursuing emergency medical technician licensure in the following states and territories: Arkansas, Delaware, Michigan, and New Jersey.

Since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue the CGCC program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. Contact information for each state licensing board or agency can be found at the following link:

Individual State Emergency Medical Technician Licensing Contact Information PDF
Individual State Emergency Medical Technician Licensing Requirements PDF

(Note: While Columbia Gorge Community College strives to ensure the information contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge. Last updated July 15, 2021.)

Medical Assisting: Licensure Disclosure

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved institution.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OR-HECC) requirements for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CGCC provides information pertaining to this program and professional licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for medical assistant licensure in Oregon and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning CGCC's program, check the listing below to determine whether CGCC has obtained confirmation that CGCC's Medical Assisting certificate MEETS, DOES NOT MEET, or CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING the educational requirements for licensure in your state of residence. When it comes to licensure requirements, not all states and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. We, therefore, recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation, before beginning the CGCC program.

PROGRAM MEETS: CGCC's Medical Assisting certificate has been confirmed as meeting the education requirements for medical assistant licensure in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, 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, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

PROGRAM CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING: Currently, the Medical Assisting certificate at CGCC cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational requirements for medical assistant licensure in the following states and territories: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET: The Medical Assisting certificate at CGCC has been confirmed as not meeting the educational requirements for pursuing medical assistant licensure in the following states and territories: none.

Since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue the CGCC program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. Contact information for each state licensing board or agency can be found at the following link:

Individual State Medical Assisting Licensing Contact Information PDF
Individual State Medical Assisting Licensing Requirements PDF

(Note: While Columbia Gorge Community College strives to ensure the information contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge. Last updated November 1, 2021.)

Nursing: Licensure Disclosure

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved institution.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OR-HECC) requirements for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CGCC provides information pertaining to this program and professional licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for nursing licensure in Oregon. If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning CGCC's program, check the listing below to determine whether CGCC has obtained confirmation that its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing MEETS, DOES NOT MEET, or CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING the educational requirements for licensure in your state of residence. When it comes to licensure requirements, not all states and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. We, therefore, recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation, before beginning the CGCC program.

PROGRAM MEETS: CGCC's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing has been confirmed as meeting the education requirements for Nursing licensure in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Marland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

PROGRAM CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING: Currently, the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing at CGCC cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational requirements for Nursing licensure in the following states/territories: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET: The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing at CGCC has been confirmed as not meeting the educational requirements for pursuing licensure in the following states: Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania.

Since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue the CGCC program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. Contact information and licensing requirements for each state licensing board or agency can be found at the following links: 

Individual State Nursing Licensing Contact Information
Individual State Nursing Licensing Requirements PDF

(Note: While Columbia Gorge Community College strives to ensure the information contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge. Last revised December. 20, 2020.)

Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Licensure Disclosure

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV approved institution.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (OR-HECC) requirements for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CGCC provides information pertaining to this program and professional licensure within each of the U.S. states and territories.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems licensure in Oregon. If your intent is to secure licensure outside of Oregon, then BEFORE beginning CGCC's program, check the listing below to determine whether CGCC has obtained confirmation that its Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate MEETS, DOES NOT MEET, or CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING the educational requirements for licensure in your state of residence. When in comes to licensure requirements, not all states and territories recognize educational programs from other states and territories in the same manner. Thus, if it is identified that the program "cannot be confirmed as meeting" the educational requirements for licensure, it may nevertheless meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. We, therefore, recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation, before beginning the CGCC program.

PROGRAM MEETS: CGCC's Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate has been confirmed as meeting the education requirements for unmanned aircraft systems licensure in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, 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 Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

PROGRAM CANNOT BE CONFIRMED AS MEETING: Currently, the Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate at CGCC cannot be confirmed as meeting the educational requirements for unmanned aircraft systems licensure in the following states and territories: Arkansas and the Virgin Islands.

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET: The Professional Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate at CGCC has been confirmed as not meeting the educational requirements for pursuing unmanned aircraft systems licensure in the following states and territories: North Carolina.

Since state and territory regulations can change, should you pursue the CGCC program, we recommend that you regularly check licensure requirements throughout your studies to ensure ongoing eligibility. Contact information for each state licensing board or agency can be found at the following link:

Individual State UAS Licensing Contact Information PDF
Individual State UAS Licensing Requirements PDF

(Note: While Columbia Gorge Community College strives to ensure the information contained here within is current and accurate, human error may occur, and state requirements may change or be updated without our knowledge. Last updated July 15, 2021.)


For additional assistance pertaining to professional licensure disclosure compliance, please contact Susan Lewis, director of accreditation & assessment.

(*) the term licensure relates to any professional license, certificate, certification, or endorsement that may be required for employment in a particular occupation or profession.

Susan Lewis

Director of Curriculum & Academic Assessment Accreditation Liaison Officer