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Reducing Barriers to Licensure

Obtaining a professional license can be a challenge for some individuals due to life circumstances. OPR recognizes that for members of the military and their families, refugees and New Americans, low income, unemployed and dislocated workers, and individuals with criminal backgrounds the obstacles can be particularly burdensome. Through a US Department of Labor grant, OPR is implementing licensing reforms to reduce these barriers and ensure there is equitable access to our services for each of the professions we regulate. By updating licensing requirements, recognizing out-of-state experience and training, reducing costs, and creating alternate paths to licensure, we are making it easier to live and work in Vermont as a licensed professional.

Click the links below to learn more about these reforms and how we can help you become licensed in your profession.

Contact Information

S. Lauren Hibbert, Director

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Renewal Clerk


Office Hours:

7:45 to 4:30, Monday through Friday

(Except Holidays)