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About Us

The principal mission of the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification is to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare, environment and the public trust of the citizens of the State of New Hampshire.


The Boards, Commissions and Councils qualify and license, certify or register individuals and businesses, establish and enforce administrative rules and laws and provide information so the public may make informed decisions.

The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) provides administrative support to over 40 professional licensing boards, commissions and councils responsible for licensing and regulating their professions within the State of New Hampshire.

The OPLC and the boards, commissions and councils under it exist to serve and protect the public from incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, misrepresentation or dishonesty by providing an accessible, responsible and accountable regulatory system. This system ensures that the State of New Hampshire licenses only qualified professionals and businesses that meet minimum competency standards. These professionals and businesses must maintain these standards or face administrative action. This is accomplished through the establishment and enforcement of laws and administrative rules and the investigatory process.

Information about licensed individuals and businesses, including disciplinary action, is available to assist the public in making informed decisions. Board, commission and council meetings are scheduled on a regular basis and open to the public. For applications, statutes, administrative rules, meeting dates and other profession specific information, please visit the profession you are interested in.

The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) was created effective with the passage of the 2016/2017 budget. All Boards, Commissions or Councils listed under this agency were consolidated under the umbrella of the newly established OPLC. The OPLC consolidates most State licensing programs under one central regulatory agency located in the Philbrook Building, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, New Hampshire. This consolidation was established to create efficiencies and eliminate redundancies, resulting in enhanced customer service and providing a consistent organizational structure for programs and licensees. Centralization of administrative functions will enable program staff and Board members to more efficiently utilize their time and expertise regulating their programs. The OPLC consists of three Divisions: Division of Technical Professions; Division of Health Professions and the Division of Administration.

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152