Professional Regulation

Professional Regulation oversees the licensure, testing, registration, and discipline of more than 30,000 individuals in 67 trade occupations, as well as the administrative and regulatory functions of seven licensing Boards whose 56 members represent the various professions. For more information on these occupation, including job openings, wages and projected employment, visit EmployRI.


Trade License Exams

Exams are given for the following occupations:


Exams are given on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited.

Exams are accessible to the handicapped. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify Professional Regulation at (401) 462-8580 at least three business days in advance of the examination date.

Exam Dates





Other Rhode Island Licensed Occupations

A license is formal permission, usually from the state, to engage in a specified occupation. Certification is recognition granted, usually by a non-government agency, to an individual who has met certain qualifications. Registration is a very general term indicating that the title is controlled or that an individual in a given occupation must register with a designated agency.

Individuals with questions about license requirements should contact the issuing agency.

Click on the Occupation to be directed to the licensing agency web site.

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OSHA 15 Hour Trainers

Name Address Phone Email
Edmond Allard 135 Sandy Lane Warwick RI 02889 401-447-3300 e.allard@verizon.net
Paul A. Asselin 22 Rockybrook Drive Russell, MA 01071 Cell: 413-575-7971
Home: 413-862-0201
passelin@elmelec.com
William Ball Spectrum Code Seminars P.O. Box 391 Portsmouth, RI 02871 508-642-4601
Brian Ballou 72 Whitford Street Wakefield RI 02879 401-486-6878 ballouest@verizon.net
Stephen Brady IBEW LOCAL 99 40 Western Industrial Dr. Cranston,RI 401-946-9908 sbrady@ibew99.org
Thomas Briand 376 Old River Road Manville RI 02838 401-419-7174
Paul J. Cormier 122 Pheasant Lane Athol, MA 01331 978-407-2708
Stanley Davies 27 Mallory Court Cranston RI 02920 401-524-2743
Peter DelSignore 63 Alto Street Cranston RI 02920 401-255-1932
Allen Durand 12 Jackson Flat R Fiskeville, RI 02823 401-413-7027
Pierre M. Duval 2 Old Mountain Rd Wyoming, RI 02898-1120 401-924-3809 pierreduval@cox.net
Kenneth M. Ferreira 201 Maple Street New Bedford MA 02740 508-999-1915 K.Ferreira@comcast.net
Joseph Paul Forte 44 Alderbrook Drive Cranston, RI 02920 401-454-8497
IAEI-Roger Williams Chapter Louis Petrucci Jr. 121 East View Avenue Cranston, RI 02920-6505 401-644-3525
James Jackson 224 New London Avenue West Warwick RI 02893 401-828-9041 jjacksontd@yahoo.com
Leo Martin Jr. Martin Electrical School 130 Kerry Place Norwood MA 02062 508-642-4601
William Ball Spectrum Code Seminars P.O. Box 391 Portsmouth, RI 02871 781-769-2376 Fax: 781-440-9555 martinelecschool@msn.com
John Murphy 136 Elmer Road Weymouth, MA 02190 508-306-5212
John G. Narcizo Diman Regional 251 Stoneheaven Rd. Fall River, MA 02723 508-802-0787 narcizo@comcast.net
Steven J. Owen National Code Seminars 253 Oak Forest Trail Pelham, AL 35124-2523 205-567-2735
Robert Raimbeault Electrical Trade Certification 273 Kenyon Avenue Pawtucket RI 02861 401-413-5421 raimbo2@verizon.net
Leo Remillard Bellingham Electrical School 92 Harpin Street Bellingham MA 02019 508-883-8938
Vincent Rossi 65 Western Industrial Drive Cranston RI 02921 401-946-8866
Robert Zuba 62 Hawes Street Central Falls RI 02863 401-487-8234