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Office of Occupations and Professions

Welcome to the Department of Professional Licensing (formerly Office of Occupations & Professions)

  The Office of Occupations and Professions is now the Kentucky Department of Professional Licensing (DPL). The website will soon be updated to reflect the new structure of the department.
 
In December, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order altering the structure of the Office of Occupations and Professions to form the Department of Professional Licensing.  The department will provide oversight for the state’s occupational licensing boards and will continue to provide administrative and fiscal management, technical support, and advice to licensing boards.
 
Click here to view a copy of Governor Bevin’s Executive Order.
 
This website features access to each of the professional boards maintained by the department.  The individual board websites offer useful information for licensees and the public. Features include meeting information, member rosters, board administrator information, printable application and renewal forms (if not available online), certified license verification, and links to professional associations.
 
The websites also feature the Kentucky statutes and regulations governing the practice of each profession and printable instructions and forms for filing a complaint against a licensed professional. An online database is available and allows users to determine the status of any licensee and search for a registered professional by region or county.
  
Do you need to find a licensed person in a specific occupation or profession, region or county in the state? 
 
An Active License Directory has been designed for you.  The Active License Directory located here allows you to search for a licensed individual and/or business by individual Board, License Type, Region and/or County. 
 
 In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here
 
Please note:  Licensees have the option to publicize information or to leave it unavailable.  The Department of Professional Licensing (DPL) believes this information will be useful and serve public protection. 
 
 
*DPL suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.