Help: License Detail

What's on this page?

This page provides details on the license you selected, including address and contact information for the agency issuing the license. 

License Detail Table

1 Licensing Agency

This column provides information on the agency that issues the license.

2 Description

This column lists details about the licenses, including renewal requirements.

What is a license?

A license allows you to practice an occupation in a given state. States often license occupations such as nurses, doctors, accountants and plumbers. Obtaining a license often means passing an exam developed by the licensing agency.

How is a license different from a certification?

Certifications are offered by professional organizations. Licenses are issued by a state. Both may require passing an exam.

How is a license different from a certificate program?

Certificate programs are usually offered by colleges or universities. Licenses are issued by a state. If a license is requried for an occupation, a certificate program can help prepare you to take the license exam.

How is a license different from an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships involve on-the-job training and are often combined with classroom training. If a license is required for an occupation, an apprenticeship can help you prepare for the license exam.

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Where does the data for licensed occupations come from?

The data for licensed occupations comes from the National Crosswalk Service Center Licensed Occupation database.

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