• An alert from BPL

    COVID-19 - Changes and Updates

    Due to COVID-19 and as a way to keep our customers and employees safe, our office buildings are not open to the public at this time.  However, to stay connected with the public and make sure that we continue to provide customer service, please note the following:

    • Given the high volume of calls, we encourage our customers to email your questions and/or concerns at BPLHelp@michigan.gov for efficient and timely assistance.
    • To send documents and follow-up information, please email to BPLData@michigan.gov versus sending through US Postal mail for faster service.
    • To file a complaint against a licensee, please send your complaint to BPL-Complaints@michigan.gov, register online and submit through our online MiPLUS program and select “File a Complaint” below for further instructions and assistance.  Again, submitting electronically will be received faster than if the complaint is sent by fax or through US Postal mail.
    • For disciplinary matters please submit documentation or make inquiries related to disciplinary actions to BPL-Monitoring@michigan.gov.

    Information about COVID-19 is changing rapidly.  To stay informed, please visit www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

    COVID-19 Resources BPL Clarification Documents

Welcome to the Bureau of Professional Licensing


    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).

    Mission Statement

    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. 

  • a notice for veterans
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    Are You a Veteran?

    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.