• Boards of the Division of Professional Licensure

    The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) oversees and supports 30 licensing boards, each of which issues one or more types of licenses to practice a trade or profession.  The DPL boards, and the types of licenses each board issues, are listed below.  Each of the boards has a web page, where more information specific to the board and its licenses is available.  To visit a board's web page, click on the board name below.  If you are not finding the board or the type of license you seek, please visit www.mass.gov for information on licensing boards not overseen by DPL.
  • Allied Health Professionals

    Athletic Trainer, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Facility
  • Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals

    Behavior Analyst, Educational Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Architects

    Architect
  • Barbers

    Barbers (Apprentice, Master, Instructor), Barber Shop, Barber School
  • Certified Health Officer

    Certified Health Officer
  • Chiropractors

    Chiropractor, Chiropractic Facility
  • Cosmetologists

    Advanced Training Institute, Aesthetician, Aesthetician Instructor, Aesthetician School, Cosmetologist (Hairdresser), Cosmetology Instructor, Cosmetology School, Demonstrator, Manicuring School, Manicurist, Operator, Salon, Shop
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists

    Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Dispensing Opticians

    Dispensing Optician
  • Electricians and Alarm System Installers

    Alarm System Business, Alarm System Installer and Technician, Journeyman Electrician, Electrical Corporation or Partnership, Fire Alarm System Business, Fire Alarm System Installer and Technician, Master Electrician
  • Electrologists

    Electrologist, Electrology Instructor, Electrology School
  • Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Establishments

    Embalmer, Embalmer Apprentice, Funeral Director, Funeral Establishment
  • Hearing Instrument Specialists

    Hearing Instrument (Hearing Aid) Specialist
  • Home Inspectors

    Associate Home Inspector, Home Inspector
  • Landscape Architects

    Landscape Architect
  • Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapist/Practitioner, Massage Therapy Salon, Massage Therapy School
  • Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities

    Drinking Water Supply Facility Operator
  • Optometry

    Optometrist
  • Plumbers and Gas Fitters

    Gas Fitter (Apprentice, Journeyman, Master) , Gasfitting Corporation or Partnership, Gasfitting Inspector (Journeyman, Master), LP Gas Installer, Limited LP Gas Installer, Plumber (Apprentice, Journeyman, Master), Plumbing Corporation or Partnership, Plumbing Inspector (Journeyman, Master)
  • Podiatry

    Podiatrist
  • Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

    The Board currently licenses in the following disciplines: Aeronautical, Agricultural, Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Control Systems, Electrical, Environmental, Fire Protection, Heating & Ventilation, Industrial, Land Surveyor, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Mining and Mineral, Naval Architecture, Nuclear, Petroleum, Safety, Sanitary, Structural. The Board no longer, but has in the past, also licensed in the following disciplines: Aeronautical/Aerospace, Architectural Marine, Astronautical, Ceramic, Construction, Corrosion, Electronic, Engineering Physics, Geotechnical, Highway, Manufacturing, Marine, Materials, Plumbing, Quality, Railroad, Systems, Traffic, Transportation
  • Public Accountancy

    Business Corporation, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CPA Corporation, CPA LLC, CPA LLP, CPA Partnership
  • Psychologists

    Psychologist
  • Radio and Television Technicians

    Registered Technician, Registered Master Technician
  • NOTICE: Effective November 4, 2014, the Board of Registration of Radio and Television Technicians has been eliminated. As a result, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts no longer requires individuals engaged in the radio and television repair profession to be licensed. For more information, please click the link above to visit the Board’s website.

  • Real Estate Appraisers

    Certified General, Certified Residential, State Licensed, Trainee
  • Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons

    Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Corporation or Partnership, Real Estate LLC or LLP, Real Estate Salesperson
  • Sanitarians

    Sanitarian
  • Sheet Metal Workers

    Steet Metal Worker (Apprentice, Journeyperson, Master), Sheet Metal Work Business, Sheet Metal Work School
  • Social Workers

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Social Worker Associate
  • Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

    Audiologist, Audiologist Assistant, Speech Pathologist, Speech Pathologist Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine

    Veterinarian, Limited Practitioner