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Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs provides administrative and legal support to 29 professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. Professional licensing protects the health and safety of the public from fraudulent and unethical practitioners. Professionals range from Physicians and Cosmetologists to Accountants and Funeral Directors.  

Contact us: 


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2649,
Harrisburg, PA 17105


Physical Address:
Penn Center,
2601 N 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110


(717) 787-8503
Email: RA-BPOA@pa.gov

Licensees Lists

The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs currently sells lists of licensees to individuals or entities who request the information for certain occupations provided that the purchasers affirm that the information will not be used for illegal or improper purposes. These lists are primarily purchased by educational providers, professional associations, and other commercial enterprises. 

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Policy Statement Interpreting the Term "Infectious, Communicable or Contagious Disease" (PDF)