Division of Professions
The Division of Professions is responsible for the licensing of over 415,000 professionals. These professions include: architects and interior designers, asbestos consultants, athlete agents, auctioneers, barbers, building code administrators and inspectors, community association managers, construction contractors, cosmetology, electrical contractors, employee leasing companies, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, mold assessors and remediators, pilot commissioners and veterinarians.
Five Executive Directors oversee the professional boards. The Board Executive Director serves as a liaison between the board and the department and is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of board meetings and board business.
Licensing and Application Information
Please visit the individual board pages for licensing and application information.
You may also want to visit the Bureau of Education and Testing, which is responsible for examination development, administration, review and grades, as well as the management of continuing education providers and courses.
Florida Building Commission
Also within the Division is the Florida Building Commission. Please visit their website for information on the Florida Building Code, including manufactured (modular) buildings, proposed code modifications, binding interpretations, education and accreditation, and product approval.
The Division of Regulation is responsible for enforcement of professions and related businesses licensed by DBPR under the Division of Professions to ensure that the laws, rules and standards set by the legislature are followed. To file a complaint visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
The law firm of Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci & Colón, P.A. investigates and prosecutes the professions of architecture and interior design. To file a complaint pertaining to architecture or interior design, please visit their site at www.stslaw.com/practice-areas/board-of-architecture/file-complaint.
The division administers 12 professional boards, five department-regulated professions and one council, as follows:
Engineering: Regulation of this profession is provided to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers by the Florida Engineers Management Corporation (FEMC). Their phone number is 850.521.0500.