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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.

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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.

Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Navigable Tributaries

The Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and Its Navigable Tributaries shall have full power and authority to grant licenses to pilots and regulate the services they provide.  Not only does the Commission have the power to promulgate regulations, but it also has the authority to impose penalties on licensees who do not follow the Navigation Act and the Commission's regulations.  Finally, the Commission establishes regulations governing the application, qualifications, recruitment, selection and training of apprentices.