General Licensing Policies


The fee for initial certification/licensure covers the cost of eligibility determination and related administrative functions.  At such time as an applicant is determined eligible for certification/licensure, the process of certification/licensure issuance will proceed immediately.  The certification/licensure renewal fee is separate and distinct from the application fee.  Certifications for individuals are renewed annually during the licensee’s month of birth. Renewal will be required in the first birth month that immediately follows the issuance of licensure. The full renewal fee will be required regardless of the date of initial licensure. Licenses are renewed annually during the month the license was first issued. 


All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  The fee which accompanies an application covers the cost of reviewing and processing that specific application, it cannot be refunded, even if the applicant is found ineligible for licensure.


Any incomplete application which has remained inactive for one year will be destroyed in accordance with the agency’s record retention schedule.  To reactivate the application process, a completely new application and fee will be required.

Licensure Issuance

At such time as an application is complete, professional staff of the Department review the application and make an eligibility determination.  This review will be conducted within 10 business days and the applicant will be notified in writing with regard to the determination.


Upon approval of an application, the licensee will receive written verification of the license number and the effective date.  Three part licensing documents will be forwarded to the licensee's address of record during the third week of the following month in which the license was issued.  For example, licenses issued in September will be received during the third week of October.   


Licensure Requirements

Licensure requirements are subject to change as a result of new legislation, new rules and regulations or from new policies and procedures adopted by the Department, where appropriate, in cooperation with various boards and commissions.  Applicants must meet current licensure requirements.


Social Security Numbers

The Privacy Act of 1974 requires any federal, state or local government agency that requires individuals to disclose their social security numbers to inform those individuals whether the disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is requested and how it will be used.   Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 17b-137a(a)(1), disclosure of the social security number is mandatory.  The social security number is used in the administration and collection of taxes and is also used for child support collection.  Please note that the Department will only disclose social security numbers to government entities.  Your social security number will not be released to the general public.