Concorde is committed to preparing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become entry-level practitioners in their field of study. Some of the programs offered by Concorde have employment outcomes where passage of a professional certification, licensure or registry examination may be required for employment or that will enhance potential employment opportunities. Concorde will pay exam fees for graduates of these programs based on the eligibility requirements below. Please discuss with your Program Director which exams are relevant to employment in your field of study and the requirements for successfully demonstrating examination preparedness.
Eligibility is determined by the graduate’s completion of the following:
- Receive approval from the Program Director, Academic Dean or Campus President before testing.
- Take the exam within two months of graduation, or take the first available exam opportunity for those exams offered only on a periodic schedule.
- Meet all Concorde graduation requirements.
- Demonstrate that the student is prepared to sit for licensure by completing a “green light” process at the campus.
If a second attempt is necessary due to first-time failure, all of the following must be met:
- Evidence of a valid benefit to the student and college, such as meeting or exceeding programmatic licensure pass rate standards and/or graduate employment rate standards;
- Campus President approval;
- Proof that the graduate sat for, and completed, the first-time exam(s);
- Submission of exam scores from the student’s first exam attempt;
- Successful completion by the graduate of a remediation program approved by both the campus-level Program Director and Concorde’s Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee.
Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.