Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) issues professional credentials—licenses, certificates or registrations—in the least intrusive, least burdensome and most efficient way.  Their goal is to ensure the minimum competency necessary to practice an occupation, such as being an electrician, a plumber, or a cosmetologist, without harming the public.  Policy boards determine the minimum standards necessary to enter a profession, and they qualify applicants based on a combination of education, experience and examination.  DPOR also enforces standards of professional conduct. The agency investigates reports of regulatory violations and seeks to obtain compliance with the law or, when necessary, to discipline the licensee.

Additional information regarding testing and obtaining occupational licenses can be found be going to DPOR’s homepage:  Department of Professional Occupations and Regulation (DPOR)

To see a breakdown of the apprenticeship requirements in order to take the license exam, view this document.