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 more than 50 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: