Do Your Homework Before You Buy
1: Look Up a License
Whether you are getting your hair cut, stopping at your bank, visiting your doctor, or headed to the spa -- many of the people with whom you do your business with must have a professional license. That's why it pays to first make sure that their credentials are valid. Find out what DORA regulates so you can look up a licensee by name. You can also search healthcare provider profiles via the Healthcare Professions Profile Program (HPPP).
2: Check for Discipline
We offer tools to help you be better informed about the professionals and businesses we regulate across the state. If discplinary action has been issued to a person or business by a licensing board, often that information is available to the public and may be obtained online. Visit a specific licensing board for more information regarding each industry's disciplinary process.
3: File a Complaint
A big part of our ability to provide consumer protection depends on the complaints we receive from you. That's right, we rely on consumers just like you to file a complaint with us if they suspect wrongdoing or believe professional standards of practice were violated by a licensee. Complaints are investigated and sent to the appropriate licensing board to be considered for discipline. Search the specific profession, industry or licensing board to file a complaint.