Agencies must be licensed or registered 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|
ePLACE user instructions
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.