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Licensing Update for Registered Sanitarians and Certified Health Officers

What you need to know

Effective December 2022, Registered Sanitarians (RS’s) & Certified Health Officers (CHOs) will move from the Division of Occupational Licensure (DOL) to the Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as part of Acts of 2021, Chapter 39, An Act reorganizing certain licensing agencies of the Executive Department, signed into law by Governor Baker in August 2021.

What you need to know

  • There are no changes to the renewal process for these boards.
    • Please renew your license as soon as you receive the renewal notice in the mail.
    • Renew before the December expiration to avoid a lapse in your license.
  • Please reference the RS & CHO pages on the DOL website for current contact information.
    • DOL's website will be updated with appropriate contact information closer to the December 2022 transition date.
  • Please visit gov/dph/board-transition for more information on the transition over the coming months.

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