How to Contact Us

To obtain a license application forms and information regarding qualifications and the licensing process select your intended profession from the list at:

To contact a customer service representative:

To obtain a registration renewal application for a profession:

  • Email: opregfee@nysed.gov
  • Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 410
  • Fax: 518-474-3004
  • Write: Office of the Professions, Registration Unit, State Education Building - 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12234

To file a complaint against a licensee:


To file a change of name or address:


To obtain a duplicate Registration Certificate or replacement License Parchment:

Registration Certificate (There is a $10 fee for each duplicate certificate):

  • Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 410
  • Email: opregfee@nysed.gov
  • Fax: 518-474-3004
  • Write: Office of the Professions, Registration Unit, State Education Building - 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12234

License Parchment (There is a $10 fee for each replacement parchment):


Professional Assistance Program

The Professional Assistance Program (PAP) assists professionals who have substance abuse problems, but who have not harmed patients or clients. Such professionals may voluntarily surrender their licenses while receiving treatment rather than face charges of professional misconduct. All applications to the program are confidential.

Committee for Professional Assistance: 80 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205-2643, Email: pap@nysed.gov, Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 480, Fax: 518-485-9378


Please note there is a contact information link for each profession on the side bar of the profession web pages.

Division of Professional Licensing Services, Director's Office: Susan Naccarato, Director. Email: opdpls@nysed.gov, Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 340, Fax: 518-402-5265


For information regarding the practice of a profession or continuing education:


Occupations not regulated by the Office of the Professions:

  • For information regarding certification of teachers and school administrators:
  • To find out if a lawyer is admitted to practice in New York State:
  • For occupations such as real estate, cosmetology, barbering, or notary public:
    • Web: NYS Department of State External Link Icon
    • Call: 518-474-4429
    • Write: Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, PO Box 22001, Albany, NY 12201-2001
  • For other occupations, trades, or professions not noted here:
    • Call: New York State Operator, 518-474-2121
Last Updated: August 2, 2016