Request for Certification/Verification

In New York State (NYS) the terms "certification" and "verification" may differ from those utilized in your jurisdiction. It is important you understand NYS’s terminology so the correct request is submitted.

Please note : Do not send cash, make checks or money order payable to the New York State Education Department and your cancelled check is your receipt.

  1. Request for Certification of Licensure

    To request certification of licensure in New York State, send a written request utilizing the form "Request form for Certification of New York State Licensure" available on our website at www.op.nysed.gov/documents/certoflic.pdf or a letter that includes your name, date of birth, license number, the certification(s) required, where the certification needs to be sent, and a fee of $20 to the address below. The certification of licensure includes information pertaining to professional school(s) attended, results of any professional examination taken in NYS that are required for licensure, status of registration, and information related to professional misconduct, if applicable.

    New York State Education Department
    Office of Professions
    Division of Professional Licensing Services
    Certification and Verification Unit
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234-1000

  2. Request for Certification of Successful Completion of Licensure Examination(s) to another Jurisdiction and you are not licensed in New York:

    To request certification of successful completion of licensure examination(s) and issuance of an Intern Engineer or Intern Land Surveyor certificate(if applicable), send a written request identifying your name, date of birth, social security number, where the certification needs to be sent, and a fee of $20 to the following address:

    New York State Education Department
    Office of Professions
    Division of Professional Licensing Services
    Engineering/Land Surveying Unit
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234-1000

  3. Request for Verification of Licensure/Letter of Good Standing

    To request verification of licensure/Letter of Good Standing in New York State, send a written request utilizing the form "Request for Verification of New York State Licensure" available on our website at www.op.nysed.gov/documents/verifoflic.pdf or a letter that includes your name, date of birth, license number, where the certification needs to be sent, and a fee of $10 to the address below. The verification of licensure is a letter that states whether an individual is licensed and currently registered and information regarding professional misconduct if applicable. This information may be viewed on our website utilizing our online verification system.

    New York State Education Department
    Office of Professions
    Division of Professional Licensing Services
    Certification and Verification Unit
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234-1000

  4. Request for a copy of your Intern Engineer or Intern Land Surveyor Certificate

    To request a copy of your Intern Engineer or Intern Land Surveyor Certificate, send a written request that includes your name, date of birth, the certificate required, where the certificate needs to be sent, and a fee of $10 to the address below.

    New York State Education Department
    Office of Professions
    Division of Professional Licensing Services
    Engineering/Land Surveying Unit
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234-1000

Last Updated: June 28, 2016