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 Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

What We Do

An Executive Branch agency in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, DHP is composed of Virginia's 13 health regulatory boards, the Board of Health Professions, the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program. DHP licenses and regulates over 500,000 healthcare practitioners across 62 professions.

Health Professions Regulatory Boards


Our Health Regulatory Boards license, certify and/or regulate Health Professionals.

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Apply for License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

Renew Professional License

Renew License

Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online here.

Search Practitioner Information

Practitioner Info

Lookup a license, check doctor's profiles, review case decisions.

File a Complaint

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions receives complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.


DHP Programs

Prescription Monitoring Program, the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program and the Healthcare Workforce Data Center

Featured News

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DHP Healthcare Workforce Data Center Data Launches New Behavioral Health Digital Tool

2023 Findings Show Virginia’s Behavioral Healthcare Professionals are Increasingly at or Near Retirement Age as Efforts Ramp Up to Better Reflect Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Practitioners


Arne Owens, Director

Governor Glenn Youngkin announces additional administration and board appointments. Arne Owens named Director, Department of Health Professions

Arne Owens is the Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions, the agency responsible for the licensure and regulation of the Commonwealth's 500,000 healthcare practitioners across 13 regulatory boardsand programs.


scam alert

Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency


Other Citizen Services

Important Information For Active Duty Service Members, Veterans & Military Spouses
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