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Marriage and Family Therapist

Treats and rehabilitates individuals and families with problems in communication, relationship skills and behavior within the family.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must have graduate degree in counseling or therapy from an accredited school and have completed sixty semester hours within the program in marital and family therapy. Complete twelve semester hours or more of supervised practicum and one year of supervised internship. Have two years or more of relevant post-graduate experience, including 2,000 hours of direct client contact and at least one hundred hours of supervised case work. Pass examination for certification by the Professional Exam Services (PES) in marriage and family therapy. be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Only required if applicant has not taken national examination

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $130

New Licenses issued in 2014 16

Licenses renewed in 2014 87

Total active licenses in 2014 103

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828 

Updated: 4/15


Massage Therapist

Massages customers and administers other body conditioning treatments for hygienic or remedial purposes. May administer heat, ultraviolet or infrared or water treatments on request of customer or instructions of physician.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must have graduated from a school approved by the American massage Therapy Association or have completed 500 hours of training in a n approved program.

Reciprocity: Endorsement

RI Examination: National Certification Examination for therapeutic massage and body work

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Application or Renewal $65

New Licenses issued in 2014 148

Licenses renewed in 2014 1,003

Total active licenses in 2014 1,151

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828 

Updated: 4/15


Mental Health Counselor

Provides services to Individuals, families, or groups using principals, methods, and theories of counseling to define goals and develop a treatment plan of action aimed toward the prevention, treatment, and resolution of social, mental, and emotional dysfunction.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must have graduate degree in counseling or therapy from an accredited school or master's degree in advanced graduate studies or a doctoral degree in mental health counseling from a recognized educational institution, and have completed 60 semester hours within their graduate counseling/therapy program. Twelve semester hours of supervised practicum. One calendar year of supervised internship of 20 hours per week. A minimum of two years of relevant post-graduate experience of at least 2,000 hours direct client contact. A minimum of 100 hours post-degree supervised case work spread over a two year period. be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: Endorsement of National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

RI Examination: Only required if applicant has not taken national examination.

Renewal: Every two years.

Fees: Application $70; Renewal $50

New Licenses issued in 2014 128

Licenses renewed in 2014 429

Total active licenses in 2014 557

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828 

Updated: 4/15


Mixed Martial Arts Professional (MMA)

Participates in competitive MMA events, using the art of attack and defense using fists and legs.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 to 35 years (unless waived by licensing agency). 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

No requirement

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Physical exam immediately before each event. Random drug testing. EKG; MRI or CT Scan; Blood Work - Hepatitis B & C, HIV; Physical Exam, Pregnancy Test for females.

Renewal: Annual

Fees: License, $50.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 78

Licenses renewed in 2014 0

Total licenses issued in 2014 78

Licensing Agency: 

Division of Racing and Athletics
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9525 

Updated: 4/15



Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser

Examines motor vehicle damage and determines cost of repair. Prepares written statement of parts and labor costs.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must be familiar with the pricing of motor vehicle parts.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Every two years, expires on the last day of birth month.

Fees: 2 year license; application fee (first-time applicants only) $50, license fee $120; examination fee $90 (paid to testing service). See licensing agency for additional fees.

New Licenses issued in 2014 144

Licenses renewed in 2014 340

Total licenses 843

Licensing Agency:  

RI Department of Business Regulation
Insurance Division
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-2
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9520

Updated: 4/15

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Administers a radioactive substance to a human being for diagnostic purposes and performs associated procedures.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Successfully complete a training program approved by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Pass the examination of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $85

New Licenses issued in 2014 13

Licenses renewed in 2014 94

Total active licenses in 2014 107

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2837

Updated: 4/15


Nuisance Control Specialist

Licensed to remove and exclude wildlife from homes and businesses.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must possess a resident or nonresident trapping license. Some education in biology and animal handling. First time applicants must pass a state written exam. Pre-exposure rabies vaccination recommended.

Reciprocity: None

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Yes

Fees: $25 annually, plus initial manual $7.50

New Licenses issued in 2014 5

Licenses renewed in 2014 51

Total licenses issued in 2014 56

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Department of Environmental Management
277 Great Neck Rd
West Kingston, RI 02891

Telephone: 401-789-0281

Updated: 4/15
 

Nurse Anesthetist

Administers pre-operative and post-operative anesthesia, monitors patients during anesthesia, administers specific drugs, manages fluids in intravenous therapy and manages respiratory care under the supervision of a physician.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must be registered nurse and show proof of graduation from an accredited education program for Nurse Anesthetist. proof of certification by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists and any applicable recertification.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $145

New Licenses issued in 2014 21

Licenses renewed in 2014 211

Total active licenses in 2014 230

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 4/15


Nurse Practitioner

Provides basic primary health care utilizing independent knowledge of physical assessment and management of health care and illnesses. The practice includes prescriptive privileges and includes collaboration with other licensed health care professionals, such as physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and nurses.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Must be registered nurse and graduate of Master's degree program i nursing or of approved nurse practitioner program. Pass national qualifying examination and be certified by a national nursing body approved by the board.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $145

New Licenses issued in 2014 300

Licenses renewed in 2014 661

Total active licenses in 2014 961

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 4/15


Nurse, Licensed Practical

Cares for ill, injured, convalescent and/or disabled patients under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. LPN's are often responsible for taking and recording a patient's temperature, blood pressure and pulse.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

High school graduate or equivalent and graduate of an approved program in practical nursing. be of good oral character. Endorsement required.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None; National Council Licensing Exam-PN

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $45

New Licenses issued in 2014 237

Licenses renewed in 2014 1,064

Total active licenses in 2014 1,810

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 4/15


Nurse, Registered

Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress of ill, injured or convalescent patients. Administers medications, assists in convalescence and rehabilitation, instructs patients and their families, and helps individuals and groups to improve or maintain their health. Nursing actions including teaching and counseling are directed toward the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and evaluation of the patient's response to nursing actions and medical regimen of care.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

High school graduate and graduate of an approved program in professional nursing. Be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: National Exam NCLEX-RN-CAT. Endorsement required.

Renewal: Every to years

Fees: Application or Renewal $135

New Licenses issued in 2014 2,458

Licenses renewed in 2014 9,674

Total active licenses in 2014 19,100

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 4/15


Nurse-Midwife

Provides care for expectant mothers with apparently normal pregnancies. Furnishes professional medical care during the pregnancy, labor, delivery and after-birth phases for both the mother and the newborn infant.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Be a currently licensed registered nurse. Graduate from a program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Be in satisfactory physical and mental health. Be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written and/or oral or certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Renewal: Every two years (Twenty hours of continuing education required in each renewal cycle.)

Fees: Application or Renewal $80

New Licenses issued in 2014 7

Licenses renewed in 2014 61

Total active licenses in 2014 68

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 4/15


Nursery Stock Dealer

Offers woody plants (trees and shrubs) for retail or wholesale trade.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

No requirement.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Annual

Fees: License, $50.00; Renewal, $50.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 10

Licenses renewed in 2014 272

Total licenses issued in 2014 282

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Room 370
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2781

Updated: 4/15


Nursery Worker

Cultivates woody plants (trees and shrubs) for retail or wholesale trade.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

No requirement.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Annual

Fees: License, $50.00; Renewal, $50.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 2

Licenses renewed in 2014 75

Total licenses issued in 2014 77

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Room 370
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2781

Updated: 4/15

Nursing Assistant

Gives personal care and related health care and assistance to patients under the direction of nursing and medical staff.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirements. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Complete, at an area vocational school, community college or other approved program, training of 100 hours, 20 of which are clinical.

Reciprocity: Endorsement

RI Examination: Written and skills demonstration

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application, written examination and skills demonstration $55, fee to be paid by employing facility if employed more than six months; registration $35; renewal $35

New Licenses issued in 2014 3,001

Licenses renewed in 2014 12,092

Total active licenses in 2014 15,093

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5888

Updated: 4/15


Nursing Home Administrator

Directs the medical, nursing and administrative activities of a nursing home to ensure that patients receive quality care and staff have the facilities, equipment and support necessary to meet that goal. An administrator is responsible for developing policies and procedures for nursing home activities, establishing and following budgeting guidelines and personnel management.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or Bachelor's degree with HCA courses from an approved institution. Complete 350 hours field experience within 12 months in administration or management in licensed Skilled or Intermediate Care I facility. Pass national examination offered by the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administration. Continuing education: 40 CEU biennially.

Reciprocity: Yes

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Biennial

Fees: Examination $235 payable to Examination Service; Renewal $160

New Licenses issued in 2014 17

Licenses renewed in 2014 202

Total active licenses in 2014 219

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5888

Updated: 4/15


Occupational Therapist

Plans, organizes and provides a program of services to individuals whose lives have been impaired by physical, psychological or developmental problems. The therapist usually works as part of a medical team to analyze patients' needs and to select appropriate activities to help patients develop independence, return to work, restore basic functions and adjust to disabilities.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Graduate from an accredited occupational therapy program. Complete six months of supervised field experience. Be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Pass national certification exam of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application or Renewal $140

New Licenses issued in 2014 138

Licenses renewed in 2014 559

Total active licenses in 2014 697

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828 

Updated: 4/15


Oil Burnerperson

Installs and services automatic oil burners in furnaces in homes and commercial establishments, using hand tools and pipe threading tools. Connects pipe to the oil storage tank, installs thermostatic controls, adjusts flame and determines causes of faulty operation.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Apprentice Program registration: Must posses a high school diploma or GED. Must be registered in an apprenticeship program registered with the licensing agency before starting training approved by the RI Department of Labor & Training. Journeyperson license: Must possess an apprenticeship completion certificate and pass exam. Master license: Hold journeyperson's license and pass exam. Contact licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Application, $75.00; Apprentice registration, $20.00; License (Cert. F), $72.00; Contractor (Cert. E), $240.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 0

Licenses renewed in 2014 207

Total licenses issued in 2014 228

Licensing Agency:  

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Designer

Design Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) or repairs or alterations to such systems. This license is required for submittal of all OWTS applications.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Class I license (required to design repairs to existing systems with design flows <=900 gpd): hold a valid DEM OWTS Installer license; be a RI registered Professional Land Surveyor OR Professional Engineer (civil or environmental). Class II license (required to design repair or alteration to, or new residential system with design flow <=2000 gpd or commercial system with design flow <= 900 gpd): be a RI registered Professional Land Surveyor OR Professional Engineer (civil or environmental). Class III license (required to design any system): be a RI registered Professional Engineer (civil or environmental). Class IV license (required to conduct soil evaluations) (for soil based silting and design of OWTS) complete nine semester hours of specified courses in soil science prior to taking the license examination.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written exam for all classes

Renewal: Triennial

Fees: Class I, II, III & IV examination and new license application (3 years) $200.00; license renewal (3 years) $150.00; renewal late fees: <1 year expired $100.00, 1-2 years expired $200.00, 2-3 years expired $300.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 9

Licenses renewed in 2014 19

Total licenses issued in 2014 381

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Water Resources
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Room 260
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-4700 ext. 7612

Updated: 4/15

Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Installer

Installs septic tanks and drain lines for sewage disposal system. Reads blueprints to determine location; operates back-hoe to dig and refill trenches.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Have ability to use transit and to install and repair sewage disposal system.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Triennial

Fees: Examination and new license application (3 years) $175.00; License renewal (3 years) $150.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 12

Licenses renewed in 2014 10

Total licenses issued in 2014 1,270

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Water Resources
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Room 260
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-4700 ext. 7718

Updated: 4/15



Optician

Reads eyeglass lens and frame specifications from prescription, selects lens blanks, sets up and operates machines to fabricate lenses to specifications. Mounts lenses in frames, inspects for conformity to specifications.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 7

Licenses renewed in 2012 170

Total active licenses in 2012 182

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Optometrist

Examines, diagnoses and treats conditions of the visual system. Prescribes corrective procedures to improve and correct vision utilizing vision therapy and training, corrective lenses and control of the visual environment.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Complete at least two years of undergraduate education. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year program in Optometry. Pass the written examination of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, including the Pharmacology section. Pass the International Association of Boards of Optometry examination in the treatment and management of ocular disease (TMOD). Complete a six month internship and a seventy-two hour clinical therapeutic training program.

Reciprocity: Yes, at Board's discretion

RI Examination: Practical examination

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Application or Renewal $280

New Licenses issued in 2014 22

Licenses renewed in 2014 136

Total active licenses in 2014 158

Licensing Agency:  

Healthcare Licensing
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828 

Updated: 4/15


Osteopathic Physician (D.O.)

Diagnoses and treats disease and disorders of the human body. Although osteopaths may specialize in a particular field of medicine, many choose to concentrate on impairments of the musculoskeleton system, focusing on afflictions of bones, muscles, ligaments or nerves.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of egal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Have graduated from a school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Complete a one-year internship or residency in training program approved by the American Osteopathic Association or accredited by the Council for Graduate Medical Education. Pass examination approved by the state board. Be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Interview on a case by case basis

Renewal: Annual

Fees: New License Fee $1,090.00, Renewal Fee $1,090.00

New Licenses issued in 2012 26

Licenses renewed in 2012 250

Total licenses issued in 2012 276

Licensing Agency:  

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-4713

Updated: 4/13

Pesticide Applicator

Use pesticides in an agricultural setting (farm, nurseries, greenhouses) for the production of an agricultural commodity or on the premises of others who have hired them for pesticide application either to residential or commercial property.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Private applicator certificate: Complete URI/DEM sponsored 16 hour training in the proper handling, safety, and legal requirements for pesticide use. Commercial applicator license: Same requirement as for Private Applicator. Commercial applicator certificate: In addition to the 16 hour training required for the commercial applicator license, complete eight hours of training on safe use of pesticides. Dealer License: Have a fixed distribution center. Complete URI/DEM sponsored core training program.

Reciprocity: With some states per written and approved agreement.

RI Examination: Written, for each level of license.

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Private applicator certificate/renewal $20.00; Commercial applicator license/renewal, $30.00; Commercial applicator cert./renewal, $45.00; Dealer license/renewal, $30.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 350

Licenses renewed in 2014 1,099

Total licenses issued in 2014 1,699

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Room 370
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2781 Extension: 4513

Updated: 4/15

Pharmacist

Interprets prescriptions, compounds medications and dispenses to customers medications ordered by physicians, dentists or other authorized prescriber. May be asked to advise patients and prescribers on the therapeutic values, contents and uses of drugs and related devices.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012  77

Licenses renewed in 2010  1,982

Total active licenses issued in 2012  2,183

Licensing Agency:  

R.I. Board of Pharmacy
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3045

Updated: 05/13

Pharmacy Technician I & II

Supports pharmacist by providing nonjudgmental technical services concerned with the preparation of drugs under the direct supervision and responsibility of a pharmacist.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2010 I: 625 II:200

Licenses renewed in 2010 I: 927  II: 677

Total active licenses in 2012 I: 1,411  II: 1,051

Licensing Agency:  

R.I. Board of Pharmacy
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3045

Updated: 05/13

Physical Therapist

After physician referral, plans, monitors and administers physical therapy for patients to restore bodily functions, relieve pain and prevent disability due to disease, injury or other disabilities.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 194

Licenses renewed in 2012 1,065

Total active licenses in 2010 1,275

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Physical Therapist Assistant

Administers physical therapy treatments to patients, working under direction of and as assistant to physical therapist.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 109

Licenses renewed in 2012 458

Total active licenses in 2012 575

Licensing Agency:

R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Physician and Surgeon (Allopathic - M.D.)

Diagnoses and treats disease and disorders of the human body. Examines patients and uses medical equipment, instruments and tests following standard medical procedures. Prescribes and administers medications as needed.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Graduate of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and have completed one year internship/residency in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. OR (for graduates of medical schools outside of United States) Graduate of a medical school that is outside the United States and recognized by the World Health Organization. Certification from Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Complete three years of internship or residency AND (for both of above) Pass National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) examination or the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) or United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Be of good moral character.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Interview on case by case basis

Renewal: Annual

Fees: New License Fee $1,090.00, Renewal Fee $1,090.00

New Licenses issued in 2012 320

Licenses renewed in 2012 4,520

Total licenses issued in 2012 4,840

Licensing Agency:  

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3855

Updated: 4/13

Physician Assistant

Physician assistant provides a broad range of services under the supervision of a licensed physician including management of illnesses, preventive and emergency services and personal and family counseling.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 106

Licenses renewed in 2012 220

Total active licenses in 2012 431

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3855

Updated: 5/13

Pilot, Ship

Commands ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits and sounds and on rivers, lakes and bays. Directs course and speed of ship on basis of specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, tides and current.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship is required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Master's license from U.S. Coast Guard for unlimited tonnage, any ocean. Federal first class pilot's license for the waters of the state. Member of random drug testing program. Bonding $25,000 required; insurance recommended.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written; annual physical examination.

Renewal: Every five years

Fees: License, $100.00; Renewal, $20.00

New Licenses issued in 2006 4

Licenses renewed in 2006 3

Total licenses issued in 2006 7

Licensing Agency:  

State Pilotage Commission
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
301 Great Island Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Telephone: 401-783-3370

Updated: 6/07

Pipefitter

Lays out, fabricates, installs and maintains piping in steam, hot water and heating systems. Fire protection sprinkler fitter does similar work but in fire protection systems.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Apprentice Program registration: Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must be registered with licensing agency when starting training approved by the RI Department of Labor & Training. Journeyperson license: Must possess an apprenticeship completion certificate and pass exam. Master license: Hold Journeyperson's license and pass exam. Contact the licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written for Master (except mechanical contractor) and Journeyperson.

Renewal: Bi-Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Application, $75.00; Apprentice pipefitter, $24.00; Journeyperson pipefitter license, $72.00; Fire protection journeyperson license, $60.00;Journeyperson II pipefitter license, $60.00 All Master 1 (Contractor) , $240.00; All Master 2 (Contractor), $96.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 43

Licenses renewed in 2014 727

Total licenses issued in 2014 794

Licensing Agency:  

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Plumber

Installs, alters and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures for heating water, water supply and waste disposals in homes and commercial buildings. Follows building plans and instructions, lays out job and works with tools.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. If foreign born, must provide proof of legal entry into the United States. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Apprentice Program registration: Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must be registered with licensing agency when starting training approved by the RI Department of Labor & Training. Journeyperson license: Must possess an apprenticeship certificate and pass exam. Master license (contractor): Hold Journeyperson's license, be employed by a RI master plumber and pass exam. Contact the licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written for Master and Journeyperson

Renewal: Bi-Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Application $75.00, Apprentice registration $20.00, Journeyperson Plumber $36.00, Master Plumber $120.00.

New Licenses issued in 2014 67

Licenses renewed in 2014 2,124

Total licenses issued in 2014 2,328

Licensing Agency:

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Podiatrist

Diagnoses and treats foot diseases and disorders by performing basic medical and surgical procedures. Examines the foot and lower leg and diagnoses ailments.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 7

Licenses renewed in 2012 94

Total active licenses in 2012 103

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Prosthetist

Provides care to patients with partial or total absence of limb with devices known as prostheses.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 0

Licenses renewed in 2012 24

Total licenses issued in 2012 24

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Uses independent knowledge and management of mental health and illnesses. The practice may include prescription privileges within the scope of their practice. The practice may include collaboration with other licensed health care professionals, including but not limited to psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 9

Licenses renewed in 2012 37

Total active licenses in 2012 118

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
RI Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-5700

Updated: 5/13

Psychologist, Private Practice

Studies individual and group behaviors or mental processes in order to gain an understanding and explanation of behavior to assist in positive change. Often interviews and evaluates individuals, conducts research and experiments and counsels clients.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 133

Licenses renewed in 2012 666

Total licenses issued in 2012 799

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Pump Installer, Well-Drill Operator

Well-drill operators (WD) use one or more of several tools or machines to dig or drill wells to obtain ground water for drinking and other household use. Pump installers (PI) install and adjust pumps which force water from such wells.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Submit certificate of liability insurance providing coverage in the aggregate of at least $500,000 public liability and property damage insurance combined single limit, bodily injury and property damage.

Reciprocity: None

RI Examination: Currently Well and Pump Installers are required to be registered with the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board. The Board is in the process of developing rules, regulations and standards to license this industry. Examinations will be conducted by PSI, a third party testing agency and will utilize the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) information to develop this examination. Licenses will specify which categories of drilling activity the individual may undertake.

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Initial and renewal $200.00

New Licenses issued in 2014

Licenses renewed in 2014

Total licenses issued in 2014 Currently no licenses have been issued, just registrations

Licensing Agency:  

Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone:
401-222-1268 Fax: 401-222-1940

Updated: 4/15

Pyrotechnic Operator

Assembles and sets off fireworks or explosive type displays in indoor areas for entertainment events such as rock concerts.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Be sponsored by a licensed pyrotechnic operator. Have at least one year of on-the-job training with a licensed operator. Pass State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification check. Pass psychiatric examination. Must carry liability insurance in amount determined by local authority.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Annual (Provided no violation of regulations during past year)

Fees: Examination, $10.00; License or renewal, $50.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 1

Licenses renewed in 2014 17

Total licenses issued in 2014 18

Licensing Agency:  

RI Department of Public Safety
Rhode Island State Fire Marshall

1951 Smith Street
North Providence, RI 02911

Telephone: 401-383-7717

Updated: 4/15

Radiation Therapist

Uses the direct application of ionizing radiation to human beings for therapeutic purposes.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 25

Licenses renewed in 2012 62

Total active licenses in 2012 89

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3045

Updated: 5/13

Radiographer

Produces x-ray images of parts of the human body to assist physicians in diagnosing medical problems. Prepare and position patients, use protective devices, control x-ray machine, and develop film.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 186

Licenses renewed in 2012 1,240

Total active licenses in 2012 1,441

Licensing Agency:

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3045

Updated: 5/13

Real Estate Appraiser

Evaluates real property to determine the value for purchase, sale, investment, mortgage or loan purposes. Conducts on-site visits to property to obtain measurements and examine construction, condition and design. Researches variables such as trends, surrounding property values, leases and other transactions.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years of age or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Licensed residential certification (value less than $1,000,000): 90 classroom hours in related course work and two years (2000 hours) working as an appraiser. Residential certification (no value limit): 120 classroom hours in related course work and two years (2500 hours) working as an appraiser. General certification (any residential/commercial transaction): In addition to above work experience, half of which must have been in non-residential real estate, must have completed 180 hours in related course work.

Reciprocity: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York & Arizona

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Every two years from issue date; requires 28 hours of approved continuing education courses within each two-year licensing period.

Fees: Application, $200.00 subject to change; Non-residents $250.00; Examination, $100.00; Renewal, $400.00; License/certification, $400.00; Late Fee $30.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 28

Licenses renewed in 2014 213

Total licenses issued in 2014 241

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Licensing and Consumer Protection
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9506

Updated: 4/15

Real Estate Broker

Manages or works for real estate offices that lists, purchases, sells, rent, leases real estate for clients. Negotiates sales, manages rental properties, offers broker price opinions (BPO) and provides purchasing information.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship required. 3. Must be legal resident of United States.

Education and Experience:

Worked as a real estate sales person for at least one year OR have a bachelor's degree with major in real estate from an accredited school, OR have completed ninety or more hours of classroom study in a licensed RI real estate school or from an accredited college or university. Pass an Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Identification check.

Reciprocity: With Massachusetts and Connecticut.

RI Examination: Written (Exempt if licensed by RI Supreme Court) - administered by Pearson Vue.

Renewal: Every two years. Continuing Education - 24 hours approved courses within each 2-year licensing period. Of the 24 hrs, 6 hrs of core course(s)

Fees: Bonding: Yes, through the Real Estate Recovery Account. Errors and omissions insurance required. Fees: Application, $10.00; License, $170.00 for 2yrs; Examination, $70.00; Renewal, $170.00, Late Fee $100.00; Real Estate Recovery Account, $25.00.

New Licenses issued in 2014 135

Licenses renewed in 2014 2,062

Total licenses issued in 2014 2,197

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Commercial Licensing & Regulation
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9506

Updated: 4/15

Real Estate Salesperson

Sells, leases, and rents property for clients on a commission or fee basis. To sell property, often accompanies clients to property sites, quotes purchase price and compiles real estate contracts, and leases.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Be sponsored by a licensed broker. Pass an Attorney General Bureau of Criminal identification check. Complete 45 hours of pre-licensing education.

Reciprocity: With Massachusetts and Connecticut.

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Every two years have taken a minimum of 24 hours of approved courses in real estate continuing education within each 2-year licensing period. Of the 24 hrs, 6 hrs of core course(s) required.

Fees: Bonding: Yes, through Real Estate Recovery Account. Errors and omissions insurance required. Fees: Application, $10.00; License, $130.00; Renewal, $130.00; Real Estate Recovery Account, $25.00; late Fee $100.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 621

Licenses renewed in 2014 3,430

Total licenses issued in 2014 4,051

Licensing Agency:  

Division of Commercial Licensing & Regulation
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9506

Updated: 4/15

Refrigeration Mechanic

Lays out, fabricates, installs and maintains piping in refrigeration systems. Air conditioning mechanics do similar work but in air conditioning systems.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Apprentice Program registration: Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must be registered in an apprenticeship program registered with the licensing agency before starting training approved by the Department of Labor & Training. Journeyperson license: Must possess an apprenticeship completion certificate and pass exam. Master license: Hold Journeyperson's license and pass exam. Contact licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written for Master (except mechanical contractor) and Journeyperson.

Renewal: Bi-Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Application, $75.00; Apprentice refrigeration mechanic registration, $24.00; Journeyperson I Refrigeration Technician $72.00, Journeyperson II Refrigeration Technician $60.00, All Master I (Contractor) $240.00, All Master 2 (Contractor) $96.00.

New Licenses issued in 2014 20

Licenses renewed in 2014 727

Total licenses issued in 2014 794

Licensing Agency:  

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Registered Representative

Gives advise on which securities to buy and sell, and collects a percentage of the commission income generated as compensation as representative of stock brokerage firm. Provides information and recommendations, solicits additional business. This license is required for any individual who provides such services in Rhode Island, even though their base of operations is not in the state.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Be employed by a duly licensed brokerage firm as a sales representative. Take and pass General Securities Registered Representative Examination (Series6 or 7) and Uniform Securities State Law Examination (Series 63) or Uniform Combined State Law Examination (Series 66) offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Application, $75.00; Renewal, $75.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 2,159

Licenses renewed in 2014 90,675

Total licenses issued in 2014 92,834

Licensing Agency:

Division of Securities
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9586

updated: 4/15

Respiratory Care Practitioner

Implements treatment of patients with disabilities, disorders or injuries of cardiopulmonary system or during convalescence to relieve pain, restore functions, prevent muscular deconditioning and maintain maximum performance.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 62

Licenses renewed in 2012 481

Total active licenses in 2012 551

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Sanitarian

Plans, organizes, manages, executes and evaluates one or more of the many diverse elements comprising the field of environmental health. A sanitarian may construct and utilize environmental health programs and set health and sanitation standards for public facilities.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 0

Licenses renewed in 2012 5

Total licenses issued in 2012 5

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

School Bus Driver

Drives school bus to transport pupils to or from school.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be at least 21 years old. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Have held a motor vehicle operator's license for at least three years. Must have 10 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel training. CDL Class A, B, C and P and S endorsement.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Eye test and physical examination by a licensed physician. Annual randomly administered drug test done by employer.

Renewal: Every year- School Bus Driver Certificate, 65 and over need to provide medical documentation every 6 months, 70 and over are road tested every 6 months.

Fees: CDL Application, $10.00; Each CDL endorsement, $10.00; Written Exam, $10.00; Renewal (CDL), $50.00, Road Test $50.00

New Certificates issued in 2014 311

Certificates renewed in 2014 1,777

Total certificates issued in 2014 1,759

Licensing Agency:

Division of Motor Vehicles
600 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-5771

Updated: 4/15

Sheet Metal Worker

A sheet metal worker may fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet-metal products and equipment such as control boxes, and furnace casings. A holder of a Sheet Metal Worker license may qualify for a Sheet Metal Contractor license which permits the holder to employ licensed workers to perform the actual work on systems. A person holding a valid license as a pipefitter or refrigeration technician is not required to obtain an additional Sheet Metal Worker license to perform sheet metal work when AC handling equipment is 10 ton or less or when heating equipment does not exceed 250,000 BTUs.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience: 

Apprentice Program Registration
: Must possess a High School Diploma or GED. Must be registered with licensing agency when starting training approved by the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. Journeyperson license: Must possess an apprenticeship completion certificate and pass exam. Master license: Hold Journeyperson's license and pass exam. Contact the licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Bi-Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Application, $75.00; Apprentice, $24.00; Journeyperson I license, $72.00; Master I license, $240.00; Journeyperson II license $60.00, Master II license, $96.00.

New Licenses issued in 2014 9

Licenses renewed in 2014 643

Total licenses issued in 2014 723

Licensing Agency:  

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Social Worker

Provides assistance to individuals and groups with problems such as poverty, illness, family maladjustment, antisocial behavior and financial mismanagement. Interviews and counsels with clients, helps them to modify attitudes or patterns of behavior and to use available resources productively.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 321

Licenses renewed in 2012 312

Total active licenses in 2012 1,985

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist

Measures, predicts, evaluates, tests, counsels and instructs patients with speech and language problems. Plans and directs programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 110

Licenses renewed in 2012 580

Total active licenses in 2012 693

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Surplus Line Broker

A licensed insurance agent who is also licensed as a surplus line broker may procure policies of insurance, except life and health and accident, from insurers which are not authorized to transact business in the state.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Hold a valid license as insurance producer for property and casualty lines.

Reciprocity: Yes

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Every two years, expires the last day of birth month.

Fees: Bonding: $25,000; Fees: License, $100.00 (Residents and those states that require a bond). 

New Licenses issued in 2014 178

Licenses renewed in 2014 739

Total licenses 1,292

Licensing Agency:  

RI Department of Business Regulation
Insurance Division
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-2
1511 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9520

Updated: 4/15

Tattoo Artist & Body Piercer

Pricks skin of patron, using needled electric tool that insert indelible nontoxic pigment into skin to form decorative or ornamental design.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/cosmetology/

New Licenses issued in 2012 81

Licenses renewed in 2012 139

Total active licenses in 2012 269

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Facilities Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-2828

Updated: 5/13

Telecommunications System Technician

Installs, alters, repairs and/or tests telephone, data, video and sound systems. A Telecommunications System Technician works under the supervision of the holder of a Contractor license. Limited Installer installs wiring and related devices under supervision of a holder of a higher license. Registered trainee may install wiring under supervision. A holder of a Telecommunications System Technician license may qualify for a Telecommunications System Contractor license which permits the holder to employ licensed workers to perform the actual work on systems. Licenses are issued for one or more of these categories: Data Communications, telephony, video communications, and/or sound. 

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be 18 years or older. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Apprenticeship registration: No requirement. Limited Installer: Examination. Contractor: Hold Technician license and be registered to do business in Rhode Island. Contact the licensing agency for details.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written (for all except apprentice)

Renewal: Bi-Annual (Annual for Apprenticeship)

Fees: Contractor, $240.00; Technician, $144.00; Installer, $144.00; Apprentice, $24.00, Application/Test Fee $36.00.

New Licenses issued in 2014 76

Licenses renewed in 2014 1,982

Total licenses issued in 2014 2,288

Licensing Agency:  

Professional Regulations Division
R.I. Department of Labor and Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-8580

Updated: 4/15

Trapper, Commercial

Traps animals for pelts, live sale, bounty or to relocate them in other areas. Sets traps with bait, scent or camouflage and in patterns according to size, species, habits and environs of animal sought or according to reasons for trapping.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

No requirement.

Reciprocity: Yes

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Resident, $10.00; Non-resident (reciprocal), $30.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 20

Licenses renewed in 2014 200

Total licenses issued in 2014 220

Licensing Agency:  

Boat Registration and Licensing
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-6647

Updated: 4/15

Travel Agent

Plans itineraries and arranges accommodations and other travel services for customers of travel agency. Converses with customer to determine needs, plans or describes tour, provides brochures and publications. Computes cost of travel and accommodations, makes reservations, writes or obtains tickers and collects payment.

Travel Agents no longer require a license or bond to conduct travel business in Rhode Island. Go to the Department of Business Regulation - Travel Section link below to view the Licensing Bulletin.

Division of Licensing and Consumer Protection, Travel Section
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9506

Updated: 4/09

Travel Manager

Manages a travel agency and supervises travel agents. Plans itineraries and arranges accommodations and other travel services for customers of travel agency. Converses with customer to determine needs, plans or describes tour, provides brochures and publications. Computes cost of travel and accommodations, makes reservations, writes or obtains tickets and collects payment.

Travel Managers no longer require a license or bond to conduct travel business in Rhode Island. Go to the Department of Business Regulation - Travel Section link below to view the Licensing Bulletin.

Division of Licensing and Consumer Protection, Travel Section
R.I. Department of Business Regulation
John O. Pastore Center, Bldg 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920

Telephone: 401-462-9506

Updated: 4/09

Veterinarian

Diagnoses and treats animal diseases, disorders and injuries. To determine treatment, examines the animal patient using a variety of techniques such as blood tests, X-rays and observation. After evaluation, patients are treated through prescription and administration of drugs and medicine or using surgical procedures.

Personal Requirements, Education & Experience, Reciprocity, Examinations and Fees can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php

New Licenses issued in 2012 66

Licenses renewed in 2012 337

Total active licenses in 2012 422

Licensing Agency:  

Office of Health Professions Regulation
R.I. Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Room 205
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-3045

Updated: 5/13

Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator

Operates sewage treatment systems, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship required as of 6/6/07. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

NOTE: Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent must be certified for the grade of the facility. Four grades of licenses have increasing requirements for education and experience. For each grade there are several options of which only the most basic is listed here. Grade I: High school graduate with one year experience for eligibility for examination. Grade 2: High school graduate with one or more years of experience. Grade 3: High school graduate with 5 years experience as a supervisor, or Bachelor's or Master's degree with two years of supervising experiences. Grade 4: High school graduate with 6 years experience as a supervisor, or Bachelor's or Master's degree with three years of supervising experience. NOTE: For alternate requirements, consult licensing agency.

Reciprocity: Yes (If RI requirements are met; all requests for reciprocity are on a case-by-case basis.

RI Examination: Written and mandatory.

Renewal: Every two years

Fees: Application, $10.00; Renewal, $10.00; Upgrade examination, $5.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 47

Licenses Renewed in 2014 19 

Total licenses issued in 2014 553

Licensing Agency:  

Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-4700 Extension: 7264

Updated: 4/15

Wildlife Propagator

Raises game species for wildlife re-stocking, sport, retail market and laboratories.

Personal Requirements:

1. No age requirement. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency not required.

Education and Experience:

Premises must be inspected for suitability of facility for species permitted.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: None

Renewal: Annual

Fees: Non-commercial, $5.00; Commercial, $25.00

New Licenses issued in 2014 0

Licenses renewed in 2014 5

Total licenses issued in 2014 5

Licensing Agency:  

Boat Registration and Licensing
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone: 401-222-6647

Updated: 4/15


Wildlife Rehabilitator

Nurses and cares for sick and injured wildlife.

Personal Requirements:

1. Must be18 years or older; if under 18, must have parental consent. 2. Citizenship not required. 3. Residency required.

Education and Experience:

Some education in biology and training in animal handling. First time applicants must pass the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council basic skills course. Pre-exposure vaccination against rabies recommended but not required for handling non-vector species mammals. A tetanus vaccine is required for all.

Reciprocity: No

RI Examination: Written

Renewal: Yes

Fees: $25.00; Handbook on Wildlife Rehabilitation, $11.50

New Licenses issued in 2014 4

Licenses renewed in 2014 20

Total licenses issued in 2014 24

Licensing Agency:

Division of Fish and Wildlife
R.I. Department of Environmental Management
277 Great Neck Rd.
West Kingston, RI 02892

Telephone: 401-789-0281

Updated: 4/15

   

 
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