• Children under age 6 are most at risk

      Worried about lead? Contact the National Lead Information Center. Learn more

    • Contractor, Tradesmen License Revocations

      Board imposes strictest sanction in nearly two dozen cases Learn more

    • Virginia Workplace Fatalities Surge in First Half of 2016

      VOSH urges workers and employers to review best practices for illness & injury prevention  Learn more

    • Concerned about nail salon safety?

      Read our consumer guide for pedicure pointers and more. Learn more

    • Home Inspector Program Transition

      Regulation changes from certificate to mandatory license in July 2017 Learn more

    • Video tutorial for Online Services registration

      Learn how to set up your profile User ID and password Learn more

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  • You Should Know . . .

    Regency Beauty Institute Closure

    Information for affected cosmetology students available here (pdf).

    **Accredited schools list updated 10/26/16**

    Upcoming Exam Changes

    Effective January 1, 2017, NTN/Ergometrics will no longer be the exam vendor for DPOR test candidates. 

    Learn more about deadlines and transition plans for the Auctioneers Board, the Board for Barbers & Cosmetology and the WWWOOSSP Board.   

    Home Inspector Program Transition

    The 2016 General Assembly approved legislation to transition the voluntary certification program for home inspectors to mandatory licensing requirement. As a result, the act of performing a home inspection in Virginia will require a DPOR-issued license beginning July 1, 2017.

    Learn more about the implementation process, including how to participate in the public comment period.