Begin Main Content Area

 Content Editor ‭[2]‬

UPDATED 06/11/2021 (ORIGINALLY POSTED: 05/17/2021) - BPOA has received many questions from licensed professionals about what happens to licensing waivers if the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration is ended. With the Governor's signing of HB 854 (now Act 21 of 2021), licensing waivers will remain active until September 30, 2021, unless ended sooner. We will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

POSTED: 05/14/2021 - On 5/13/21, the CDC provided guidance that fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or physically distancing except where required by law, rule, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Masking requirement will still be in place for unvaccinated individuals until 70 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

For more information please read the CDC guidance and the DOH press release.

The Department's offices in the North Office Building remain closed to the public. The Department of State continues to serve the public during the COVID-19 disaster declaration.

The processing of licenses and permits for health care practitioners continues to be a priority. Please refer to www.pals.pa.gov/verify to check the status of a license or permit.

For more details visit:

If you are a member of the immigrant, refugee, or asylee community and you:

  • have worked in a licensed profession or applied for a professional license in PA; OR
  • moved to PA in the last 5 years.

Please help us improve the licensure process for new Pennsylvanians by taking our survey, which is available in: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

State Board of Crane Operators

The State Board of Crane Operators regulates the practice, licensure and registration of crane operators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to safeguard life, health and property.  The Board also registers trainees.  The functions of the Board include investigating, approving or disapproving crane operator applications for those desiring to be licensed in Pennsylvania.

Coronavirus Information

Pennsylvania Gives Licensed Crane Operators More Time to Recertify Due toCOVID-19 Emergency

Information on the Governor’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania

The plan for Pennsylvania can be found here

More information on the full process to Reopen Pennsylvania can be found here



Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx 

 

 Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.