Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) - Definition

The Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) licenses people who work in certain occupations and professions and certifies that all licensees have acquired a certain level of knowledge in their chosen field. OPLA supports the District's non-health occupational and professional boards, commissions and programs, enforcing regulations and licensing more than 125 occupational and professional licensing categories. The Boards, Commissions and programs are responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, responding to certification requests by other jurisdictions, and regulating the practices of individual professions.

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