As part of your state’s application process for licensure or certification, you may need a recommendation from WGU. You may not apply for licensure or certification until you have graduated from WGU. We strongly recommend that you review the requirements for licensure and/or certification in your state early on in your program and continually check for updates as states may change requirements at any time. Each state has its own application process and some states require that you certify first in Utah (this requirement includes a Utah background clearance which can take several months). Please visit the Teacher Licensure Home Page (opens new window) in the Student Handbook for information about the licenses your state offers that align with WGU programs and how to apply. WGU cannot recommend you for licensure until you have passed all exams required for your program in your state. Contact the WGU Licensure Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for all licensure or certification questions.