Online Licensing Services
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs offers prospective licensees the opportunity to apply for initial licensure, current licensees the opportunity to renew their license, and licensees, employers and the general public the opportunity to conduct searches of licensed professionals via our secure PALS website.
Verification/Certification of License
You can request a verification/certification of license online at www.pals.pa.gov. To request that the Board electronically send a Verification of License with History to another state licensing agency, login with your User ID and Password and locate the “Professional License Details” section on your dashboard. Find “Verification/Certification” in the dropdown request selection with the license associated with the verification/certification you wish to order. All verification requests are processed through our secure online system. Please do not send a paper request to the Board office. Paper forms/requests will be returned to the sender.
Name Change/Address Change/Duplicate license
You can request a name or address change online at www.pals.pa.gov. Login with your
User ID and Password and click the eye icon located on the left panel in your dashboard labeled "Personal Details." Be prepared to electronically upload a copy of one of the following name change verification documents: marriage certificate, divorce decree which indicates the retaking of your maiden name, passport, other “legal” document indicating the retaking of a maiden name.
You can request a duplicate online at www.pals.pa.gov. Login with your
User ID and Password and locate the “Professional License Details” section on your dashboard. Find “Duplicate License” or “Duplicate Wall Certificate” in the dropdown request selection with the license associated with the duplicate you wish to order.