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Refugees and New Americans


OPR welcomes refugees and New Americans to professional regulation.

On April 30, 2019, Governor Phil Scott signed H.427 (Act 10) into law, directing OPR to create a uniform process to recognize foreign training and credentials. In addition, OPR is reviewing and modifying restrictive licensing policies for foreign-educated and trained professionals who have made Vermont their home. By creating conditional or transitional licensing options, offering flexible apprenticeships, improving public communications and addressing language barriers, we can make it easier for New Americans and immigrants to join the licensed workforce.

For more information and specifics about the services available, please contact the OPR front desk and ask to speak to the licensing administrator for your profession at (802)828-2373 or sos.renewalclerk@vermont.gov

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Contact Information

S. Lauren Hibbert, Director

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Renewal Clerk

sos.renewalclerk@vermont.gov

Office Hours:

7:45 to 4:30, Monday through Friday

(Except Holidays)

802-828-1505

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