District of Columbia Department of Consumer of Regulatory Affairs and Professional Licensing Administration

Contact Us

Supported by the Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) administrative staff, the District of Columbia Licensing Boards, Commission and Programs regulate the practices of the non-health occupations and professions. These boards, commissions and programs are responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, and responding to certification requests by other jurisdictions. Pearson VUE is responsible for accepting applications and issuing licenses on behalf of OPLA.

To obtain application information for a particular profession, please call the telephone numbers listed below. For all other questions, please contact a representative below by email or on the main OPLA number: 202-442-4320 or email: dcra.dcraopla@dc.gov.

Profession Contact Number Email
Accountancy 1-877-672-2173 Grace.ofori@dc.gov
Athlete Agent 1-888-204-6293 SheldonJ.Brown@dc.gov
Appraiser 1-888-204-6206 Patrice.Richardson@dc.gov
Architects/Interior Design 1-877-687-8878 Patrice.Richardson@dc.gov
Asbestos 1-877-543-5217 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Barber/Cosmetology 1-877-374-1155 Andrew.jackson5@dc.gov
Boxing/Wrestling 1-877-672-2175 SheldonJ.brown@dc.gov
Electricians 1-877-258-9215 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Elevators 1-877-540-5834 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Funeral Directors 1-877-374-1158 SheldonJ.brown@dc.gov
Plumbers 1-877-540-5829 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Professional Engineer/Land Surveyors 1-877-374-1156 Avis.Pearson@dc.gov
Real Estate 1-888-204-6192 Leon.Lewis@dc.gov
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 1-877-540-5834 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Steam/Other Engineers 1-877-543-5217 Jennifer.champagne2@dc.gov
Security Special Police 1-888-204-6293


Tour Guide 1-877-374-1150 Stephanie.Johnston@dc.gov