Web Site:

www.mass.gov/dpl

Organization Chart

Mission:

The mission of the Division of Professional Licensure is to protect the public's health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals who provide services to consumers and by the fair and consistent enforcement of statutes and regulations of its 31 boards of registration and occupational schools.

Governing Laws:

Statutes

MGL C. 13 S. 8 Enabling legislation, Division of Professional Licensure
MGL C. 13 S. 11-102 Enabling legislation for the following Boards of Registration: Allied Health Professionals; Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals; Architects; Barbers; Certified Health Officers; Chiropractors; Cosmetologists; Dietitians and Nutritionists
MGL C. 112 S. 1-263 Licensing provisions applicable to the following Boards of Registration: Allied Health Professionals; Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals; Architects; Barbers; Certified Health Officers; Chiropractors; Cosmetologists; Dietitians and Nut
MGL C. 141 S. 1-10 Licensing provisions applicable to Electricians and Systems Installers
MGL C. 142 S. 1-22 Licensing provisions applicable to Plumbers and Gas Fitters
MGL C. 143 S. 3L-3P Licensing provisions applicable to Electricians and Systems Installers

Regulations

231 CMR 1-4 Regulations governing Architects
232 CMR 1-2 Regulations governing Barber Shops and Barber Schools
233 CMR 1-5 Regulations governing Chiropractors
235 CMR 1-5 Regulations governing Dispensing Opticians
236 CMR 1-5 Regulations governing Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities
237 CMR 1- Regulations governing Electricians and Systems Installers
238 CMR 2-3 Regulations governing Electrologists
239 CMR 1-5 Regulations governing Funeral Directors and Embalmers
240 CMR 2-7 Regulations governing Cosmetology Profession
241 CMR 2-4 Regulations governing Health Officers
242 CMR 2-3 Regulations governing Landscape Architects
246 CMR 1-3 Regulations governing Optometrists
248 CMR 1- Regulations governing Plumbers and Gas Fitters
249 CMR 2-7 Regulations governing Podiatrists
250 CMR 2-6 Regulations governing Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
251 CMR 1-4 Regulations governing Psychologists
252 CMR 1-4 Regulations governing Public Accountants and Firms
253 CMR 2 Regulations governing Radio and Television Technicians
254 CMR 2-7 Regulations governing Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons
255 CMR 1-5 Regulations governing Sanitarians
256 CMR 1- Regulations governing Veterinarians
258 CMR 1- Regulations governing Social Workers
259 CMR 2-6 Regulations governing Allied Health Professionals