Elimination of the Board of Registration of Radio and Television Technicians
Effective November 4, 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts no longer requires individuals engaged in the radio and television repair profession to be licensed. Chapter 236 of the Acts of 2014, signed into law by Governor Patrick on August 6, 2014, eliminated the Board of Registration of Radio and Television Technicians, as well as the licensing statutes applicable to radio and television technicians. As a result, all licenses previously issued by the Board, including master technician licenses, apprentice technician licenses, and learners permits, are void as of November 4th and can no longer be renewed.
Former licensees seeking to become licensed in other states may obtain a license verification form from DPL staff if required by the new jurisdiction. To do so, please download and complete the license “Verification Request” form. Upon completing this form, please mail the form, along with a $15 dollar check or money order, made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for each copy of the letter requested, to the Division of Professional Licensure at the following address:
Attn: Radio & Television License Verification
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Disciplinary information for individuals who were previously licensed by the Board can be obtained by calling Division of Professional Licensure staff at (617) 727-3677.