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Licenses and Credentials

Highly skilled New Americans come to New York State with occupational licenses and credentials earned in their home country after extensive schooling and/or years of experience. Yet, they find it difficult to navigate the U.S. re-licensing process.

The New York State Office for New Americans strives to work with our sister State agencies to ease the process towards gaining a professional credential while continuing our State’s professional regulation record as a model for public protection.

What are some of the Licensed Professions?
The New York State Board of Regents unique system of professional regulation, recognized as a model for public protection, has grown to encompass 800,000 practitioners and over 30,000 professional practice business entities in 50 professions.

What are some of the Licensed Occupations?
The New York Department of State oversees the licensure, registration, and regulation of 29 occupations throughout the state including real estate brokers, notaries, private investigators, and appearance enhancement professionals.

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