The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions requires proof of compliance with licensing requirements to be submitted directly to them. In order to submit this evidence, an organization where the requirement was met or an officially designated third party should send it. Hard copy documents must be authenticated by the original signature of an official maintaining the records or stamp or seal of the institution where the credentials were earned or obtained. In addition, they must be enclosed in a sealed official school envelope.
The Office of the Professions is a separate part of the New York State Education Department and has jurisdiction over more than 50 professions. The Office of the Professions is responsible for investigating and prosecuting cases of professional misconduct, including failure to meet expected standards of practice. The Office of the Proffessions’ website allows users to search for final disciplinary actions against professionals. Applicants may also choose to search for specific final disciplinary actions against professionals.
The Office of the Professions is an independent agency of the New York State Education Department. It administers all public schools and standardized testing. It also oversees cultural institutions, vocational rehabilitation, and numerous professions. The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York appoints the Commissioner of Education. However, there are some special requirements that must be met before the applicant can be licensed.