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.
|Payment must be made immediately following application submittal|
|Licensed Employment Agency (one to four counselors)||$300 per year|
|Licensed Employment Agency (five or more counselors)||$550 per year|
|Registered Placement Agency (main office)||$300 per year|
|Registered Placement Agency (each branch office)||$180 per year|
|Right to Know Program Payment must be made immediately following application submittal|
|Third Party Instructor/Consultant Registration||$20 annual|
|Training Seminar Attendance Fee||$50 per person|
ePLACE user instructions
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.