|For Immediate Release
January 4, 2023
DBPR Celebrates an Increase of Nearly 300,000 Professional
DBPR has Expedited the Licensing Process, Increased Outreach, and Improved Customer Experience
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Melanie S. Griffin recognized agency achievements, which included internal operational successes, hurricane response accomplishments, and agency education and enforcement.
“To the credit of Governor DeSantis’ pro-business climate, the number of DBPR licensees has grown to 1.7 million, increasing by nearly 300,000 in 2022,” said DBPR Secretary Melanie S. Griffin. “To best serve these citizens of Florida and visitors to our state, DBPR looks for ways to cut bureaucratic red tape, refine internal processes, and partner with stakeholders and sister agencies to make it easier for Floridians to obtain professional licensure, have access to good paying jobs, and open businesses in Florida.”
Hurricane Recovery & Outreach
Record Number of Combat Sporting Events
Significant Investment in Hospitality Industry
Fee Holidays for Professions
Combatted Unlicensed Regulatory Activity
Awarded Claims from Florida Homeowner’s Construction Recovery Fund
Committed to Efficient Monitoring
In addition to these agency achievements, DBPR continues to support regulatory compliance programs in areas vital to public health, safety and welfare, while pursuing increased levels of service for businesses and professionals regulated by the Department’s programs.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates 1.7 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, including accountants, architects and interior designers, asbestos consultants, athlete agents, auctioneers, barbers, building code administrators and inspectors, community association managers, construction contractors, cosmetologists, electrical contractors, employee leasing companies, engineers, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, mold assessors and remediators, pilot commissioners, real estate appraisers and brokers, and veterinarians, as well as businesses dealing in alcoholic beverages, tobacco, food service, public lodging, and condominiums, timeshares, and other cooperative residential arrangements. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
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