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Licensed, Certified, and Registered Occupations in New Hampshire

2023 New Hampshire Licensed, Certified, and Registered Occupations in
New Hampshire
provides information about occupational licenses, certifications, or registrations issued by state boards, commissions, and departments. This handbook is the only compilation of information on occupational licensing in New Hampshire, but was not designed to replace detailed information available from regulatory authorities.

2023 Full Publication (published May 2024) pdf file


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Please note that occupational licenses as defined in this publication are issued to individuals. These are not licenses to do business.


The State of New Hampshire does host an online licensing verification system that allows access to public information regarding a licensed individual or facility. Verified licensees in a limited number of occupations are available through this system. For more information, go to https://www.app-support.nh.gov/licensing/.


Information in this publication was reviewed by the respective regulatory boards and agencies. All information presented is subject to change at any time. Readers are urged to contact the appropriate authority to verify qualifications, requirements, and fees.


Although every attempt was made to list all occupations with licensure, certification, or registration requirements in the State of New Hampshire, some occupations may have been omitted due to a lack of available information. Some occupations that do not have specifically defined regulations are listed in the appendices, including agricultural occupations.


Occupations listed in this handbook are specifically referenced in the State of New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) as allowing an individual to practice or to declare themselves qualified only when specific requirements are met. Details of qualifications, requirements, and fees may be outlined in either the RSA or the administrative rules; applicants should review both for complete information.


In addition to state government requirements, there are additional references to providers of examinations, educational program approval, and professional organizations. Inclusion of this information is intended to provide readers with a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization.


Not included in this handbook are licenses issued by municipalities; business activity licenses, such as those for food service establishments; business name registrations, which are issued by the New Hampshire Secretary of State; or licenses issued by Federal government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


Licensed Occupations - Terminology pdf file
Appendix A. Directory of Regulatory Boards and Agencies pdf file
Appendix B. Miscellaneous Regulated Activities pdf file
Appendix C. Agricultural Occupations Requiring Licensure pdf file
Appendix D: Apprenticeship Program, State of New Hampshire pdf file
Appendix E. New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council pdf file


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