The reason for professional regulation is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. DPOR is a valuable resource for consumers when hiring or working with a regulated professional.
The General Assembly determines which professions and occupations require licensure or certification. Regulatory boards establish the minimum competency standards necessary to practice without harming the public. DPOR enforces standards of professional conduct by investigating reports against licensees, and by ensuring regulated professions are in compliance with state law and regulations.
- License Lookup
Verify license status and check disciplinary history
- Consumer Guides
Educate yourself about working with regulated professions
- News Releases
News you need to know, including recent license revocations
- Virginia Fair Housing Office
Learn about preventing and reporting housing discrimination
- Common Interest Community Ombudsman
Information about homeowners' associations
- Disclosure Forms
Download consumer disclosure forms required by law/regulation
- Closed Files
Obtain copies of closed disciplinary files, lists of licensees, etc.
- Report a Licensee
DPOR Regulatory Programs & Compliance Section
- Recovery Funds
Eligibility info and administrative process for recovery fund claims
- Regulant Population (PDF)
Most recent number of regulated individuals/businesses by license type