Northwestern Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rep. Day’s office can help graduates acquire state licenses

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in School

Some recent high school and college graduates need more than their diploma to pursue their careers in Pennsylvania.

Some may need a professional license issued by the commonwealth, and State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, and his district office staff can help them acquire it.

“My staff and I are here to assist recent graduates in their efforts to get the state licenses they need to begin their new professions,” Day said. “We want to help graduates so they can acquire the licenses they need to find good-paying jobs and start their careers.”

Pennsylvania requires a variety of workers to obtain a professional license in order to practice their trade within the commonwealth.

Accountants, architects, barbers, chiropractors, dentists, doctors, engineers, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers and veterinarians are just some of the professionals who must obtain a license from the Pennsylvania Department of State to work in Pennsylvania.

According to the department of state’s website, there are currently 29 licensing boards and commissions that establish rules for their respective profession.

Each board or commission contains between seven and 17 members, who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

“My office helps people navigate the process so they can focus more of their energy on finding their first job in their new profession,” Day said. “It’s a wonderful feeling to help our constituents acquire their professional license so they can begin the job of their dreams.”

Recent graduates or others who would like assistance applying for or renewing a professional license are encouraged to contact Day’s district office in the Star Plaza, 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli.

The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the phone number is 610-760-7082.