Professional Licensure Disclosure


Gulf Coast State College is approved to offer programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification in Florida. GCSC does not guarantee that programs which fulfill Florida licensing requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states, as each state has unique requirements for professional licensure or certification which are subject to change at any time and without notice.  

Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity to review all licensure or certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice. Please review the licensing board for guidance on the professional licensure or certification requirements for programs in your home state or where you would like to practice professionally.

GCSC is required by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to disclose whether your prospective program meets the professional licensure or certification requirements in other states. NC-SARA does not address professional licensure issues. Please select your program of interest below.



Health Sciences 

Certified Nursing Assistant

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Nursing (Associate Degree)

Nursing BSN


Physical Therapy Assistant

Practical Nurse Certificate


Registered Nurse First Assistant

Respiratory Care (Therapy)

Sonography, Diagnostic Medical

Surgical First Assistant 

Surgical Services

Public Safety 


Criminology/Criminal Justice

Crossover from Correctional Office to Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Technology

Correctional Officer Certification

Crime Scene Technician

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician


Fire Science Technology

Law Enforcement Officer Certification

Paramedic Certificate

Private Security Officer

social sciences 

Early Childhood Education


For additional information, please contact your program coordinator or Online Learning.