General Renewal Questions
Will licensees receive hard copies of their licenses?
With the exception of security ID licenses, which will be mailed, occupational and professional licensees will receive their licenses electronically, which will be sent to the email address on used when submitted the application.
All licensees must complete continuing education requirements during this renewal cycle, however, continuing education uploads will not be required this renewal cycle.
Please contact DLCP for more information on rescheduling an examination.
With our new application platform, organizations and businesses are able to renew online as well.
Individuals, organizations, or the responsible point-of-contact at a licensed entity may renew on a licensee’s behalf.
Organizations will have the ability to renew and pay for the renewal license.
Visit dlcp.dc.gov to find this information. On the Professional Licensing webpages, under
“Obtain Occupational and Professional Licenses,” each board or commission is listed along with the corresponding requirements. Additionally, when submitting an application for renewal, requirements are indicated on the application itself.
You may contact DLCP by calling 202-442-4320. You may also email us at [email protected] or use our online inquiry form.
With the introduction of a new license application platform, is my old information available?
All of the information contained with our previous system is available to DLCP.
Are photographs required for renewals?
Yes, pictures are required of all occupational and professional licensees. It is recommended that you include a recent photo with your application for renewal.
While we do have photos from previous licenses, we encourage applicants to upload a current photo.
Access DC is a single sign-on program that improves the security of DLCP’s online platforms and makes it easier for customers to access all of DLCP’s systems. If you need to sign up for a single sign-on account, please visit dlcp.dc.gov/accessdc. You may select “forgot password” if you cannot remember or contact DLCP for additional assistance.
An administrator may sign on and then use the application platform to submit all license applications.
How do brokerages receive the hard copies of licenses that agents have renewed?
All licensed individuals under that brokerage firm will receive electronic licenses and may print the licenses.
Real estate licensees will receive licenses electronically, which will be sent electronically to the brokerage email address on file.
You may use DLCP’s license search function to verify the status of any occupational and professional license.
In the past, Special Police Officer licenses have not identified whether a licensee is armed or unarmed. Will new licenses identify whether a licensee is able to be armed and unarmed?
Yes, armed and unarmed endorsements will appear when searching online for a licensee status, as well as on the license itself.