Pennsylvania Department of State Unveils New Licensure Processing Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of State this announced a brand new public facing Licensure Processing Guide. The guide breaks down the licensing process into three phases and provides the average length of time each phase will take as of the previous quarter. It also offers recommendations for how to shorten processing times. Additionally, new to the department’s website are two short videos, “How to Apply for a Professional License” and “What Happens to My Application.” The first boards featured in the Licensure Processing Guide are the Cosmetology, Nursing and Osteopathic Medicine Boards. More licensing boards will be built and additional licenses will be added to existing boards on a rolling basis, with the Medical, Real Estate and Engineering Boards in process now.