New York State Professional or Business Licenses

Some occupations require licenses to work in New York State. You can find out if you need a State professional license or permit and get information about applying for or renewing a license.

Your local Workforce1 Career Center can also help you learn more about entrance requirements, local job prospects, and other resources for your new profession.

Some businesses also require State-issued licenses or permits to operate. You can find out if your business needs a New York State license or permit to operate or expand. If a license or permit is required, you can apply online and find the status of an application or renewal.

If you have an unresolved issue with a product or services provided by a State-licensed professional or business and you do not have legal action pending against the licensee, you can make a complaint to the State's Division of Consumer Protection.