| NOTICE: Due to the pending storm, exams scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27 are rescheduled to February 3 at 9:00am and 11:30am.
If there is a State of Emergency in Rhode Island, all January trade exams will be postponed and you will be notified of the new exam date.
The Professional Regulation Unit oversees the licensure, testing, registration, and discipline of more than 30,000 individuals in 67 trade occupations. This office also oversees the administrative and regulatory functions of seven licensing Boards whose 56 members represent the various professions.
Our purpose is to examine and license all applicants for licenses with the Board of Examiners of Electricians, Board of Hoisting Engineers, Mechanical Board, Board of Examiners of Plumbers, and Board of Examination and Licensing of Telecommunication System Contractors and Technicians and Burgular Alarm Business and Agents.
The unit administers examinations to electricians, hoisting engineers, pipefitters, refrigeration technicians, fire protection sprinkler fitters, sheet metal workers, plumbers and telecommunication system contractors and installers. Examinations are administered monthly at the Department of Labor and Training Building #73.