Consumer Information on the Professions

You have the right to competent professional services. Professional misconduct and unlicensed practice of the professions are against the law. Our brochure, You Have the Right, can help you learn more about recognizing and reporting professional misconduct and unlicensed practice.

We also provide plain-language consumer information about each of the 48 professions licensed by the New York State Education Department. Each of the following links leads to a description of the profession, its license requirements, and more to help you "shop smart" for professional services. Some related professions--such as dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting--are combined:

Acupuncture
Architecture
Athletic Training
Audiology
Certified Shorthand Reporter
Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Technology
Dental Professions
Dietetics - Nutrition
Interior Design
Engineering and Land Surveying
Landscape Architecture
Massage Therapy
Medical Physics
Medicine (Physician/Physician Assistant/Specialist Assistant)
Mental Health Practitioners

Midwifery
Nursing Professions
Occupational Therapy Professions
Ophthalmic Dispensing (Opticians)
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Podiatry
Professional Engineering
Psychology
Public Accounting
Respiratory Therapy
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology
Veterinary Medicine

Last Updated: October 14, 2009