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Question: How do I obtain a license?
Answer: General information, as well as forms that can be downloaded, are found on the Web page of the board regulating that profession.

 
Question: What is the fee for a license?
Answer: Fee information is provided on the application forms available as noted above.
 
Question: How long will it take to process my application?
Answer: Applications are processed in the order that they are received. Processing times vary depending on the volume of applications being received.
 
Question: How do I apply for a licensing examination?
Answer: Most board Web pages provide specific instructions for applying for examinations including, for some boards, a direct link to the examining body. 
 
Question: Does PA accept reciprocity or endorsement from other states?
Answer: Most, but not all boards, provide for license by reciprocity or endorsement. Refer to the appropriate board web page for more detailed information.