The “Hire Licensed!” campaign is an initiative developed to prevent consumer frauds and scams. DCRA encourages consumers to verify licensure before hiring professionals. Whether buying a home or hiring a home improvement contractor, it is important to help ensure consumers work with licensed professionals, to prevent fraud or poor workmanship.
Please remember, a contractor having a professional license does not guarantee that the contractor will be punctual, courteous or industrious. Do your research when choosing a licensed professional. Request references and check their online reviews.
To verify professional licensure or to file a complaint, check with the following respective licensing board or commission sites:
- Architecture, Intertior Design and Landscape Architecture
- Athlete Agents
- Barbers, Body Artists and Cosmetologists
- Boxers, Wrestlers, and Mixed Martial Artists
- Certified Public Accountants
- Funeral Directors
- Industrial Trades
- Professional Engineers
- Real Estate
- Real Estate Appraisers
- Tour Guides