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Overview
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The Department of State offers licenses for over 32 professional occupations from real estate brokers to appearance enhancement professionals. 

Which professions require licensing?

The following are just some of the professional licenses offered through the Department of State:                                                                     

  • Cosmetologist
  • Barber
  • Security Guard
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Home Inspector
  • Notary Public

What is Required to Obtain My Professional license?

  • Complete an approved course of study
  • Take a written and /or practical examination
  • Health Certification by a physician or nurse practitioner
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Eligibility
Eligibility
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  • Must be a NYS Resident
  • Must be at least 17 years old
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How To
How To
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Ready to Apply?  Have with you: 

  • NYS Driver’s License or valid source of identification
  • School Certificate;
  • A school transcript listing subjects and hours completed
  • A valid e-mail address
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For Online filing of Real Estate Professional Licensing:

APPLY HERE

 

For Online filing of Appearance Enhancement professional Licensing:

APPLY HERE

 

To apply via mail or to obtain license applications to all other professions:

LEARN MORE

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Contact
Contact

Call us Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

(518) 474-4429 or (212) 417-5747

New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services 1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor Albany, NY 12231