This page contains up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and OPR’s response to the declared State of Emergency. Where applicable, profession specific information can be found on your profession page. The Office is closed to the public at this time; however, all staff are working remotely, and all essential functions can be completed online.
The office is closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The legislature passed emergency legislation that was signed by Governor Scott on March 30, 2020 that allows individuals who hold an out-of-state license to practice in Vermont without a Vermont license.
If you are providing only telehealth to people in Vermont you do not need a license and you do not have to provide your contact information to the Office of Professional Regulation.
If you are providing services to Vermonters in a licensed facility you do need to provide your contact information to the Office of Professional Regulation. Click here to provide required information.
The legislature passed emergency legislation that was signed by Governor Scott on March 30, 2020 that allows retired Vermonters and those with expired licenses to return to the workforce to help in a state of emergency.
If your license expired within the last three years you do not have to apply for a temporary license. You do have to submit your contact information. Click here to provide required information.
If your license has been expired between 3 and 10 years you need to apply for a temporary license. You may do so using our online services platform.
The Office of Professional Regulation is tracking the COVID-19 Impact on Exams. If you cannot take an exam because of COVID but you have graduated from an approved program please apply for a temporary license.
As a result of COVID-19, we understand that many of our licensees are using telehealth to practice. Please review OPR’s Telehealth and COVID-19 Guidance.
On March 30, 2020, Governor Scott signed emergency legislation that allows individuals who are are licensed in another state to provide telehealth to Vermonters without a license.
The DEA has issued guidance for controlled substance prescribing across state lines.
The Vermont Board of Pharmacy has adopted the following COVID-19 Emergency Guidance for Pharmacists.
The DEA has issued the following policies related to controlled substances:
More information can be found on the DEA COVID-19 website.
The Vermont Department of Health has issued the following resources:
The Office of Professional Regulation has adopted the following Emergency Mental Health Guidance
It may also be helpful to review OPR’s guidance on telehealth above.
On March 23, 2020, the Commissioner of Health issued a Health Alert for Dental Health Care. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Dental Health Care Guidance
Yes. The Office of Professional Regulation has adopted an Emergency Administrative Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization. Please read the rule thoroughly. For additional guidance, please read OPR's Guidance on Emergency Administrative Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization.
In light of Governor Scott’s Stay at Home Order, many businesses and service providers are questioning if they are qualified as an essential business.
For questions regarding the potential closure to the public of:
Please do all you can to work remotely and be well.
The Office of Professional Regulation understands that COVID-19 has dramatically impacted exam providers and continuing education. OPR has adopted an emergency policy on Continuing Education and Impacts of COVID-19 for individuals. OPR has also adopted an Emergency Policy Related to Continuing Education Providers.
At this time, the Office strongly encourages online participation in all public meetings. Remote information is provided on meeting agendas found within your profession page. We are working with boards to cancel meetings that are non-essential. Check our calendar for canceled and scheduled meetings.
S. Lauren Hibbert, Director
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
7:45 to 4:30, Monday through Friday