Welcome to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection's (DLCP) Business and Professional Licensing Administration Occupational and Professional Licensing (OPL). OPL supports the District’s non-health occupational and professional boards, commissions, and programs and enforces regulations and offers licenses in more than 125 occupational and professional categories. The boards, commissions, and programs are responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, responding to certification requests by other jurisdictions, and regulating the practices of individual professions.
Obtain Occupational and Professional Licenses
Information, applications, and all other materials for each of the occupational and professional licenses are available below. The links will redirect you to the respective licensing board or commission website.
For more information on board or commission procedures or if you are interested in becoming a board or commission member, visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments website or our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Search for an Occupational or Professional License
Renew a Professional License
Submit an application for renewal of an occupational or professional license.
For more information on license cycles, please select “Obtain an Occupational and Professional Licenses” above, select the specific board or commission and view the information under “Licensee.”
Our License Application Platform
When you renew, you may notice that DLCP recently moved to a simpler, easier-to-use online application platform. When submitting an application for license renewal, you will enter your license number and your information will automatically populate, reducing the amount of information that you will need to provide and making the experience faster. Supply the requested information and submit and your new license will be processed and issued electronically (security ID cards will be mailed).
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please call 202-671-4500.
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