Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has great diversity of licenses and regulation within its oversight.
Our LARA Veteran Liaisons may be able to help you navigate through the process and programs within our Department. This is an initiative offered to veterans to receive assistance getting to the appropriate area under LARA’s authority by speaking to a LARA employee who is also a veteran.
Upon contacting the Department, you can request to speak with a LARA Veteran Liaison. Based on up-front information provided, you will be directed to an appropriate liaison.
LARA is proud to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer committed to military veteran recruitment, training and retention practices. LARA is dedicated to bridging the gap between civilian and military employment and helping veterans gain and retain employment.