How To Apply for a Professional License


Applicants who need a professional license in order to be qualified for a profession in the U.S. must obtain an advanced degree before becoming eligible for the license. If you hold a foreign degree, you will need to translate your academic records and submit a credential evaluation report. You can begin your evaluation report by clicking here. Professionals become licensed by training for the specific program or passing an exam. The following are some professions that require licensure to practice in the U.S.

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacy
  • Accounting
  • Teaching
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing

Foreign professionals must contact the U.S. state licensure organizations to find out the requirements to become licensed in the U.S.