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NYSED Office of the Professions News


CPA Mobility Law - Implementing Regulations

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:10:00 EDT

On October 18, 2011, the NYS Board of Regents approved, on an emergency basis, regulations to implement NYS’ mobility legislation.

CPA Mobility Law

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:30:00 EDT

On August 17, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that provides a practice privilege for CPAs licensed in other jurisdictions that the Board of Regents has deemed to have substantially equivalent licensing requirements as New York.

Waiver Applications for Qualified Not-for-Profit and Educational Corporations

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:10:00 EDT

The Governor has signed legislation to extend until February 1, 2012 the deadline for entities to submit waiver applications.

Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships

Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EDT

Appointees Named to Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships

Regents Appoint Deputy Commissioner

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:00:00 EDT

The NYS Board of Regents has appointed Doug Lentivech as the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions.

Deputy Commissioner Munoz Retirement

Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:55:00 EST

Frank Munoz, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of the Professions, has announced his retirement from state service effective March 25, 2011.

Waiver Applications Available for Qualified Not-for-Profit and Educational Corporations

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:30:00 EST

The Office of the Professions has posted applications for not-for-profit, religious and educational corporations that are seeking a waiver from the corporate practice prohibitions in the Education Law.

Amended Regulations for Architecture

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:53:00 EST

The New York State Board of Regents approved regulatory changes to Part 69.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding the retention of credit for Architect Registration Examination (ARE) divisions passed prior to January 1, 2006.

Appointment of Executive Secretary for the State Boards of Dentistry and Optometry

Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:30:00 EDT

Dr. Dolores Cottrell-Carson has been appointed as the new Executive Secretary for the State Boards for Dentistry and Optometry.

NPTE Examination Suspended for All Graduates of Certain Overseas Programs

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:50:00 EDT

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy has suspended NPTE testing for candidates educated in Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines until the NPTE-YRLY can be developed.

Mandatory Quality Review Program

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:45:00 EDT

Proposed regulations for Mandatory Quality Review Program in public accountancy.

Amended Regulations for Mental Health Practitioners

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:33:00 EDT

The Board of Regents approved amendments to the regulations for the licensure of mental health practitioners on June 22, 2010.

Exemptions for Provision of Psychotherapy Services Extended

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:40:00 EDT

Chapters 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010 have been signed by the Governor, extending the exemptions to July 1, 2013.

Emergency Regulations for Social Work

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:00:00 EDT

At its June 21-22, 2010 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted emergency amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the licensure of licensed master social workers and licensed clinical social workers.

American Express Cards

Fri, 21 May 2010 11:05:00 EDT

Effective May 24, 2010, American Express cards will be accepted for online renewals.

PE/LS Examination Deadlines

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:20:00 EDT

Updated examination application and scheduling deadlines have been posted.

Expiration of H1N1 Disaster Emergency Declaration

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:50:00 EDT

On October 28, Governor Paterson signed Executive Order 29 declaring a disaster emergency in New York. The Executive Order was extended several times, but expired April 17, 2010.

Medication Reviews by PTs

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:00:00 EST

An agreement between the State Board for Physical Therapy and the Department of Health regarding medication reviews by physical therapists.

Appointment of Deputy Commissioner

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:00:00 EST

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to appoint Frank Muñoz as the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions.

Retired CPAs

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:00:00 EST

Under certain conditions, retired CPAs serving on boards of directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations may do so in “retired” or inactive status.

New Site Design

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 13:52:00 EST

The new design will update many features, improve navigation, provide a link to our searchable knowledgebase on every page, and provide a more comprehensive view of the Office.

Registration Fee Surcharge

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:30:00 EDT

The professional licensing registration fees for new applicants and the re-registration fees for current licensees will be increased by a 15% surcharge effective September 25, 2009. A set of questions and answers is now available.

Public Accountancy - Regulation Changes

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:30:00 EDT

Section 29.10 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and section 52.13 and Part 70 of the Commissioner's Regulations have been amended to implement Chapter 651 of the Laws of 2008.

Physical Therapy Continuing Education

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:00:00 EDT

Questions and answers for licensees, as well as information and forms for potential providers of continuing education have been posted. Chapter 207 of the Laws of 2008, which requires physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to complete thirty-six hours of continuing education during each three-year re-registration period takes effect September 1, 2009.

Automated Phone System

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT

The Office of the Professions phone system changed on June 1, 2009. Our general phone number, 518-474-3817, and all of our 3-digit office extensions remain the same. The system will, however, no longer provide automated license verifications. Our official source of licensee verification information is available at The hours of operation for the phone system are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. excluding State holidays.


05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST

ServNY is a Department of Health registry of health care and mental health professionals who wish to volunteer during an emergency or major disaster.

OPNEWS Listserv Available

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:00:00 EST

The Office of the Professions Strategic Communications Team has begun a new initiative to provide interested parties with news and updates about the Office of the Professions via email. Individuals can subscribe to the listserv OPNEWS to receive regular updates about office activities and performance; the license, practice and discipline of the 47 professions; professional practice alerts; and meetings of the 29 State Boards. (October 22, 2007)