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Professional Licensure

Professional Licensure

Certain A-B Tech academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification examinations in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, A-B Tech is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure or certification outside the state of North Carolina.

Students should contact the respective department at the College to discuss program enrollment and professional licensure options.  The following table includes contact information for A-B Tech programs which can lead to licensure.

A-B Tech Licensure Program Contacts

Program Department Chair Phone Email
Aviation Tim Anderson 828-782-2626
Basic Law Enforcement Sarah Benson 828-782-2395
Cosmetology Tambra Luppino 828-398-7674
Dental Hygiene Carol Little 828-398-7195
Early Childhood Education Jennifer Bosworth 828-398-7373
Emergency Medical Services Clint Gorman 828-782-2123
Esthetics Tambra Luppino 828-398-7674

Firefighting Tommy Brooks 828-782-2139
Health & Fitness Rhonda Davidson 828-398-7843
Manicuring/Nail Technology Tambra Luppino 828-398-7674
Nursing Christy Andrews 828-398-7264
Occupational Therapy Assistant Jane Blount 828-398-7272
Pharmacy Technology Assistant Zachary Jordan 828-398-7868
Phlebotomy Melissa Hyatt 828-398-7266
Surgical Technology Robin Keith 828-398-7892
Veterinary Technology Assistant Paige Jimeson 828-398-7612

Professional Licensure

If you are considering a program at A-B Tech that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in NC, please contact the prospective program of interest to make sure that it will fulfill the state, in which you plan to practice, requirements before beginning the program.  

Directory of State Authorization and Lead Contacts

Professional Licensure Board Contacts by State 


Licensure Information, by Profession

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The links below lead to websites created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience.

The US Department of Education provides information about most licensed professions by states.  

Contacts for programs not listed on the DOE site




Early Childhood Education

Basic Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Science