• Latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

      DPOR offices closed to public effective March 18, 2020 Learn more

    • March disciplinary actions

      Cosmetology license revocations, condominium cease-and-desist order Learn more

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  • You Should Know . . .

    Gov. Northam orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses

    To protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Executive Order 53 orders certain non-essential businesses to close beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

    DPOR-regulated businesses that must close include:  

    • Barber shops;
    • Cosmetology, nail, and waxing salons;
    • Esthetics spas;
    • Tattoo parlors and permanent cosmetic tattooing salons; and
    • Body-piercing salons.

    Visit dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19 for more information, FAQs, and the latest updates.  


    Examination Services in Virginia

    Important notices concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in regards to scheduled examinations and other services: 

    New Online Service Now Available

    MyVirginia, powered by PayIt, offers a quick and easy way to request certification of an individual or business license issued by DPOR. 

    Visit myvirginia.dpor.virginia.gov to submit a request online in just a few minutes!

    Digital DPOR licenses powered by Merit

    Individual licenses and certificates issued by DPOR are now available in digital format, powered by free online credentialing service, Merit.

    Accepting your digital license from Merit is optional, and you’ll still receive regular mail from DPOR as usual (including your paper license upon renewal).

    Learn more at merits.com/dpor or review the FAQs. Interested? Get started here.