Online Registration/Licensing of Agencies

Initial and renewal of license or registration for employment, staffing, or placement agencies

Employment agencies must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to conduct business in the state, regardless of whether or not the agency has a physical office within state borders. 

Application for initial or renewal license and registration

If you currently Licensed or Registered with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) you are considered a Renewal and must apply for a Renewal application not an Initial application. If you have any questions, please call DLS at (617) 626-6970.

Application for initial or renewal license and registration

ePLACE user instructions

How to apply for an initial employment or placement agency license

Renewal instructions for an employment or placement agency license

Linking an ePLACE account

Applying for Licenses and Registrations in ePLACE

Authorized Signatory Listing form

Browser requirements for ePLACE
Supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application: Internet Explorer 10 & 11, Firefox 29, Safari 6, Google Chrome 34, and Opera 21. You may find that your current version may also work, however it may not support all functions. See the document above for further details.

Instructions for uploading documents to ePLACE
Several documents must be uploaded to the online application.For assistance with uploading documents, use this job aid. *Prior to uploading Completed Project and Project in Progress Spreadsheets, they must be converted to a CSV format.

Instructions for entering contact information into ePLACE

Register for an account in ePLACE

ePLACE browser compatibility

Job order form