The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
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The Division of Professional Licensure oversees 39 boards of registration licenses individuals and businesses in some 167 trades and professions.
We check the backgrounds of those seeking licensure in various health professions. These include occupational therapists and assistants, athletic trainers, and physical therapists and assistants.
The Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services licenses professionals in Behavioral Analysis, Educational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling.
The Board of Registration of Architects protects the public through regulation of the practice and the title of Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the statutes. The Board establishes the conditions and qualifications required for architectural registration and determines eligibility for admission to examinations. It investigates complaints of possible violations of the laws applying to the practice of architecture and takes appropriate disciplinary action against registrants found to have violated its regulations.
Licenses health officers who will be able to better serve the community as well as the Commonwealth in meeting the consumers' needs relative to public health and environmental issues
The Board of Registration of Chiropractors regulates the practice of chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering protects the public through regulation of the practice of cosmetology, barbering, and electrology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, and policies. The Board issues licenses to qualified individuals, businesses, and schools to engage in the practice of each profession, and seeks to ensure the continued protection of the public health, safety, and well-being by maintaining high standards for each industry.
The Board of Registration of Dietitians/Nutritionists grants licenses to qualified individuals who comply with the requirements of the statute. The Board monitors licensees to ensure that the services provided are in accordance with the MGL and Board rules and regulations. The Board also ensures that licensees have complied with continuing professional education requirements necessary to maintain current knowledge and renew their license.
Dispensing Opticians fit and dispense prescription ophthalmic eyewear including eyeglasses and contact lenses. Members of this profession measure and duplicate existing ophthalmic prescriptions and fabricate eyeglasses.
The Board of Registration of Dispensing Opticians protects the public through regulation of the practice by testing candidates and licensing those who are qualified, insuring compliance with state statutes and the Board's rules and regulations, and conducting hearings and facilitating resolutions to consumer complaints.
The primary mission of the Board is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing standards for persons performing electrical installations. We examine and license candidates and enforce the regulations and general laws relative to electrical installations in Massachusetts.
The Board of Registration of Embalming and Funeral Directing oversees the registration of these professionals and their apprentices and assistants. The Board also inspects the facilities of registered embalmers and funeral directors.
The Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists protects the public through regulation of the practice and the title of Hearing Instrument Specialist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the statutes.
The Board of Registration of Home Inspectors is charged with evaluating the qualifications of applicants for licensure and granting licenses to those who qualify. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensees. The Board promotes public health and welfare through regulation of the professional in accordance with the state statutes and board regulations.
Board of Registration of Landscape Architects
Massage Therapists instructs or administers massage or massage therapy for compensation.
The Board reviews legislation and proposes new rules and regulations affecting the profession. It maintains high standards within the field and protects consumers by investigating and resolving against practitioners. It also works to maintain the educational standards of the profession by directing curricula, licensing schools, and establishing continuing education requirements.
The Board of Registration of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities regulates and licenses all operators of facilities that provide drinking water.
The Board of Registration of Optometrists licenses optometrists. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed optometrists.
The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters regulates the practice of plumbing occupations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Board of Registration in Podiatry licenses qualified applicants and establishes rules and regulations to ensure the competence of licensed podiatrists.
We establish, watch, and enforce the standards for engineers and land surveyors. Our job is to ensure the quality of our licensees. Our priority is the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
We keep track of public accountancy in Massachusetts. Our job is to make sure accountants follow our requirements, rules, and regulations. Our main goal is to provide guidance to our licensees and protection to consumers.
The Board of Registration of Psychologists licenses qualified individuals to practice psychology.
The Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers licenses qualified professional appraisers in compliance with the mandates of Title XI, the Federal Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989. The Board insures the integrity of its licensees through fair and consistent enforcement of the statutes and regulations.
The Real Estate Board licenses only those candidates who meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for real estate brokers and salespersons. The Board regulates real estate schools and agent curriculum and contracts with a testing vendor to provide the agent examination. The Board also seeks to protect consumers by investigating and disciplining those real estate agents who violate licensing laws and regulations.
Sanitarians administer environmental and health programs for both public and private agencies and organizations in food protection and safety, water protection, air quality, noise, industrial and land pollution, sewage disposal, hazardous and toxic substances, solid waste management and institutional health.
Our job is to protect the public by regulating sheet metal work in Massachusetts. We pick qualified candidates, hold exams, and uphold the laws of our trade.
The Board of Registration of Social Workers licenses and oversees this profession, ensuring all social workers are properly and legally licensed.
We license people who would like to work in speech therapy. Our job is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
The Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine licenses individuals with doctorate degrees in veterinary medicine.