• Who We Are

    The 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 Mission

    To 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.

  • Occupational Schools

    Pursuant to G.L. c. 112, § 263, DPL is responsible for licensing and regulating private occupational schools, effective August 1, 2012. Additional information is available here .

  • The Health Care Fraud Unit ("HCFU") and Health Care Fraud Tip Line

  • Interested in Serving as a Member of a Board of Registration?

  • 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.