Occupational License - Definition

Occupational License is a license issued by Occupational and Professional Licensing Division to permit an individual to engage in an occupation/provide services after testing to ensure that the individual has attained the minimal degree of competency required in his or her field. For example, Certified Public Accountants and CPA firms are licensed through OPLA as well as Architects, Real Estate Agents, Master Electricians, Barbers, Plumbers, even Asbestos Workers.For more information, please contact the Occupational and Professional Licensing Division, (202) 442-4320, 1100 4th Street, SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.

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