The Department of Licensing (DOL) will roll out the final phase of its professional and business licensing system’s technology modernization project on Monday, June 29.
“Our new license renewal system will benefit all of our professional licensees, and allow them to manage their licenses and renewal online,” said Jennifer Clawson, DOL’s assistant director of the Business and Professions Division.
The agency’s professional and business licensing system will be temporarily shut down for 10 days, from June 19 through June 28, to ensure a successful transition to the new system. During the outage, customers will be unable to process any professional or business license applications or renewals.
This system replacement improves and expands convenient online services for professional license holders such as real estate brokers, cosmetologists, tattoo artists, and security guards. The new system will allow them to:
- Pay license fees using more online payment options
- Self-print licenses
- Check application or renewal status
- Manage account information
The new system includes extra security features to protect customer data and an online option for the public to submit complaints and look up the status of a professional license.
Starting June 29, this phase will include the following programs:
- Bail bonds
- Body art, body piercing, and tattoo
- Combative sports
- Commercial driver license schools
- Cosmetology and cosmetology schools
- Court reporters
- Driver training schools
- Employment agencies
- Home inspectors
- Motorcycle training schools
- Private investigators
- Private security guards
- Real estate brokers, managing brokers, firms, and schools
The first phase, completed in November 2019, included the following programs:
- Appraisers and appraisal management companies
- Camping resorts and timeshares
- Funeral and cemeteries
- Land surveyors
- Landscape architects
- On-site wastewater