Health Professions License Verification

The Details of Check a health profession license

What you need for Check a health profession license

Please be aware that the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure has multiple verification platforms. Please review the entire page to find the license type you need to verify.

You will need the health professional's license number and/or last name.

You can search for the following license types online:

  • Administrator in Training
  • Advanced EMT
  • Anesthesia (Permit A)
  • Anesthesia Permit/TAB
  • Anesthesia Permit/TAC
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)
  • Certified RN Anesthetist
  • Chief Examiner (ALS)
  • Chief Examiner (BLS)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Community Health Worker
  • Conscious Sedation (Permit B)
  • Corporation
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist and Anesthesia Permit
  • Dentist
  • EMT Basic
  • EMT Cadet
  • EMT Intermediate
  • EMT Paramedic
  • Examiner (ALS)
  • Examiner (BLS)
  • Facility Permit (Permit D)
  • Faculty License
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Instructor/Coordinator
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Limited License
  • Nitrous Oxide (Permit C)
  • Non-Certified Individual
  • Nuclear Pharmacist
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Perfusionist
  • Permit M - MDF DH
  • Permit M - MDF DN
  • Permit M - PDO DH
  • Permit M - PDO DN
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Provisional Genetic Counselor
  • Provisional Perfusionist
  • Psych. Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Temporary Practice Certification (Physician Assistant)

The following license types can be verified by visiting the (New) Health Professions License Verification Site: 

  • Chiropractic Facility License  

  • Chiropractor License  

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist License  

  • Hearing Instrument Apprentice License  

  • Hearing Instrument Specialist License

  • Optometrist License 

  • Podiatrist License 

  • Dispensing Optician License

  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiologist License 

You can also search for Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registrations (MCSR):

MCSR - Individuals  
  • Dentist
  • Limited License Dental Faculty
  • Limited License Dental Intern
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Osteopath
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse

The following MCSR types can be verified by visiting the MCSR Registration Verification page:

MCSR - Individuals

MCSR - Facilities

  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Research Study
  • Veterinarian
  • Ambulances
  • Analytical Laboratories
  • Clinics
  • Distributors
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturers
  • Municipalities
  • Non-Municipal Public Agencies

Physician or acupuncturist license

If you want to check a physician or acupuncturist license, please go to the Board of Registration in Medicine's website.

    How to check Check a health profession license

    1. Depends on the type of licenses (see above list), you may look it up by visiting either Massachusetts Health Professions License Verification or the (New) Health Professions License Verification system.
    2. Select the profession
    3. Search by license number or last name for the best search results
      • Spell the name of the health professional or entity correctly as it appears on their license

    If you have any difficulty navigating the search pages, call the Health Professions License Verification Help Desk at (617) 9730935. If you get a recorded message, please leave a detailed message.

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