Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and implement Governor Whitmer’s recommendations regarding social distancing and public gatherings, the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) has closed its lobbies to visits from the public. In order to implement Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, BPL staff have transitioned to working remotely.
The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) is responsible for licensing and regulating over 700,000 individuals who are regulated by either the Michigan Occupational Code or the Public Health Code. BPL is also responsible for maintaining the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) and the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).
The mission of the Bureau of Professional Licensing is to protect, preserve and improve the health, safety and welfare of Michigan’s citizens through the licensing and regulation of occupational and health professionals. The Bureau is designed to make the regulatory system simple, fair and efficient.