Who We AreThe Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. DPL oversees 28 boards of registration, which license and regulate more than 370,000 individuals and businesses to practice some 50 trades and professions in Massachusetts. Effective August 1, 2012, DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.
Our MissionTo protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and businesses to provide services to consumers, and by fair and consistent enforcement of the licensing laws and regulations. DPL seeks to promote consumer protection, a fair and competitive marketplace, and education and outreach.
Agency Office Locations
DPL maintains two offices, the main office in Boston and a second office in Springfield. For directions and other important information about visiting the DPL offices and board meeting rooms, please visit our Agency Office Locator feature. If you come to visit, please bring a photo ID.
Attention Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans
Please click here for information on licensing benefits available to active duty members of the military, relocated military spouses, and veterans through the Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity and Resources Act (VALOR Act) and VALOR Act II.
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