Licensing & Certification Guide

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Booking Agent (Employment or Theatrical)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsRegulated Business Unit(973) 504-6370

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Booking Agent
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bottled Water
Department:

Food & Drug AdministrationCompliance Department(908) 351-7931

License:
LABELS/REGULATIONS
Industry:
Bottled Water
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Bottling Plants
Department:

Dept. of Health Consumer Environmental Health Services Public Health Sanitation & Safety Program (609) 826-4941

License:
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION
Industry:
Bottling Plants
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Boxer
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyState Athletic Control Board(609) 292-0317

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Boxer
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Broadcast Station
Department:

Federal Communications Commission (201) 418-2700

License:
LICENSE/REGULATIONS
Industry:
Broadcast Station
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Builder- New Homes
Department:

Dept. of Community AffairsDivision of Codes & StandardsBureau of Homeowner Protection(973) 504-6370

License:
REGISTRATION & WARRANTING OF NEW HOMES
Industry:
Home Builder
Other Industry:
Home
Not Applicable
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Building Inspector or Sub code Official (UCC)
Department:

Dept. of Community AffairsBureau of Code ServicesLicensing Unit(609) 984-7834

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Building Inspector
Other Industry:
Sub code
Not Applicable
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Bulk Sales Registration
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryDivision of TaxationBulk Sales Section(609) 292-6400

License:
BUYER MUST NOTIFY IN WRITING 10 DAYS PRIOR TO SALE
Industry:
Bulk Sales
Other Industry:
Bulk
Not Applicable
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Bus Equipment
Department:

Dept. of Transportation Office of Regulatory Affairs(609) 777-4186

License:
SAFETY INSPECTION CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Bus Equipment
Other Industry:
Bus
Not Applicable
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Business Education
Department:

Dept. of EducationDivision of LicensingOffice of Teacher Certification and Academic Credentials(609) 376-3500 #3

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Business Education
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Business School (Adult)
Department:

Department of LaborAdult Private Schools Licensing & Credentials(609) 292-7272

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Business School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cab (Limousine, 10 interstate)
Department:

Check Local MunicipalityDept. of TransportationMotor Vehicles Commission(888) 486-3339

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cab
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cabaret
Department:

Check Local Municipality

License:
MERCHANTILE LICENSE
Industry:
Cabaret
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cable Operator
Department:

NJ State Franchising AuthorityOffice of Cable TV(973) 648-2670

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cable Operator
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cable TV Company (Public)
Department:

NJ State Franchising AuthorityOffice of Cable TV(973) 648-2670

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cable TV
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cable TV Wiring Installation
Department:

Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors(973)504-6410(800) 242-5846 #1Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer Affairs (973) 504-6200 or (800) 242-5846Federal Trade Commission(877) 382-4357

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Cable TV Wiring
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cafeteria, Catered School
Department:

Dept. of HealthConsumer Environmental Health ServicesPublic Health Sanitation & Safety Program(609) 826-4941

License:
LICENSE (please review this one)
Industry:
Cafeteria
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Camp
Department:

Check Local Municipality

License:
CONTACT/REGULATIONS
Industry:
Camp
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Captain, Chartered Fishing Boat
Department:

US Coast Guard Licensing(212) 668-7492 (NY Zone)(410) 962-5132 (Bait Zone)

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Fishing Boat
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Car Dealer
Department:

Dept. of TransportationMotor Vehicle CommissionBureau of Registration & Titles(609) 292-6500

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Car Dealer
Other Industry:
Automobile
Not Applicable
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Car Service
Department:

Dept. of TransportationMotor Vehicles Commission Office of Regulatory Affairs(609) 292-6500 ext. 5077As AboveDept. of TransportationMotor Vehicles CommissionOffice of Driver Testing(609) 292-6500

License:
Industry:
Car Service
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Car Wash
Department:

Check Local Municipality

License:
NONE
Industry:
Car Wash
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Career Consultant Service
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsRegulated Business Unit(973) 504-6370

License:
LICENSE/REGULATIONS
Industry:
Career Consultant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Career Counselor
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsRegulated Business Unit(973) 504-6370

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Career Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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Cash Register (Manufacture, Sale, Installation, and Repair)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyOffice of Weights & Measures(732) 815-4840

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cash Register
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Casino
Department:

Casino Control Commission(609) 441-3422

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Casino
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Casino - Key Employee
Department:

Casino Control Commission(609) 441-3422

License:
LICENSE (FEE VARIES)
Industry:
Casino Key Employee
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Casino Employee
Department:

Casino Control CommissionEmployee License BureauArcade BuildingTennessee Ave. & BoardwalkAtlantic City, NJ 08401(609) 441-3030(609) 441-3422 (Main)

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Casino Employee
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Casino Owner
Department:

Casino Control Commission(609) 441-3422

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Casino Owner
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Catering
Department:

Local Health Department

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Catering
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cemetery
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyNJ Cemetery Board(973) 504-6553

License:
REGULATIONS
Industry:
Cemetary
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cemetery Salesman
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyNJ Cemetery Board(973) 504-6553

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Cemetary Sales
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Certified Environmental Laboratory
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionOffice of Quality Assurance(609) 292-3950

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Certified Environmental Laboratory
Other Industry:
Environmental
Not Applicable
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Certified Environmental Laboratory (Medical)
Department:

Dept. of HealthDivision of Health Facilities Evaluation & LicensingClinical Laboratory Improvement Service(609) 292-3950

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Certified Environmental Laboratory
Other Industry:
Environmental
Not Applicable
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Certified Interpreter
Department:

Administrative Office of the Courts Language609-815-2900 ext. 52376

License:
APPROVAL
Industry:
Interpreter
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Certified Pool Operator
Department:

Dept. of HealthConsumer Environmental Health ServicesPublic Health & General Sanitation (609) 826-4935

License:
CERTIFIED
Industry:
Certified Pool Operator
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Certified Residential Appraiser
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsReal Estate Appraiser Board(973) 504-6480

License:
REGISTRATION/LICENSE
Industry:
Residential Appraiser
Other Industry:
Appraiser
Not Applicable
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Certified Transcriber
Department:

Superior Court AppellateDivision Reporting Services(609) 815-2950 ext. 54730

License:
CERTIFICATION
Industry:
Transcriber
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Charitable Annuities
Department:

Dept. of Banking & InsuranceLife/Health Actuarial Services(609) 292-5350 ext. 50326Dept. of Banking & InsuranceReal Estate Commission(609) 292-7053/7055

License:
POLICY FORM INQUIRIES
Industry:
Charitable Annuity
Other Industry:
Charitable
Not Applicable
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Charitable Organization
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsCharitable Registrations Section(973) 504-6262

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Charitable Organization
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Charter Autobus Interstate
Department:

Dept. of TransportationDivision of Motor VehiclesOffice of Regulatory AffairsDept. of TransportationDivision of Motor VehiclesOffice of Driver Testing(609) 292-6500

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Autobus
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Check Casher
Department:

Dept. of Banking & InsuranceOffice of Consumer FinanceLicense Services(609) 292-7272

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Check Cashier
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cheese Plant
Department:

Dept. of Health Food & Drug Safety Program(609) 826-4935

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cheese Plant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Chest Radiologic Technician
Department:

Division Enviro Protection Radiologic Technology (609) 984-5890

License:
LICENSE FOR SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
Industry:
X-ray Technician
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Child Abuse Counselor
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Social Work Examiners(973) 504-6495

License:
REGISTRATION/LICENSE
Industry:
Child Abuse Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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Child Care
Department:

Dept. of Children & FamiliesOffice of Licensing(877) 667-9845(609) 826-3999

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Child Care
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Child Care Provider
Department:

Dept. of Children & FamiliesOffice of Licensing(609) 826-3999

License:
LICENSE REQUIRD FOR 6 OR MORE CHILDREN
Industry:
Child Care
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Chimney Sweep
Department:

Division of Consumer AffairsHome Improvement ContractorRegistration(973) 424-8150

License:
REGISTRATIAON
Industry:
Chimney Sweep
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Chiropractor
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Chiropractic Examiners(973) 504-6395

License:
LICENSE/REGULATED
Industry:
Chiroprator
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cigarettes, Cigar Distribution, Vending Machine, Manufacture, Representative
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryDivision of Revenue/Business Tax Registration(609) 292-9292 (Cigarettes Only)

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Vending Machine
Other Industry:
Cigarettes Cigar
Not Applicable
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Clinical Laboratory (Medical)
Department:

Dept. of HealthDivision of Health Facilities Evaluation & LicensingClinical Laboratory Improvement Service(609) 406-6830

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Clinical Laboratory
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Coal & Fuel Oil (Wholesale & Retail)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyOffice of Weights & Measures(732) 815-4840

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Coal and Fuel Oil
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Coastal Wetlands
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionCoastal Wetlands Permits Section(609) 292-0060

License:
PERMIT (FEES SET BY PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS)
Industry:
Coastal Wetlands
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Collection Station (Blood)
Department:

Community Blood Services(201) 444-3900

License:
FOR DONATING BLOOD
Industry:
Blood
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Collections Business
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryDivision of RevenueBusiness Services Bureau Corp. Records(609) 292-9292

License:
COLLECTION AGENCY BOND REQUIRED
Industry:
Collections Business
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Colleges & Universities
Department:

Commission on Higher EducationOffice for Institutional Plan Review and Licensure(609) 292-2955

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Colleges
Other Industry:
University
Not Applicable
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Commercial Driving School
Department:

Dept. of TransportationDivision of Motor Vehicles(609) 292-6500

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Commercial Driving School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Commodities Broker & Dealer Agricultural Commodities
Department:

Dept. of AgricultureMarketing & DevelopmentBureau of Licensing & Bonding(609) 292-5576

License:
LICENSE & BOND
Industry:
Commodities Broker
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Community Residence for Developmentally Disabled (Group Home, Supervised Apartment)
Department:

Dept. of Human ServicesDivision of Developmental DisabilitiesOffice of Licensing & Inspection(609) 984-5321

License:
LICENSE TO OPERATE
Industry:
Community Residence
Other Industry:
Disabled
Not Applicable
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Computer Consultant
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsRegulated Business Unit(973) 504-6370 #2

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Computer Consultant
Other Industry:
Consultant
Not Applicable
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Concrete Products Permit
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionConcrete Products ManufacturingBureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control(609) 633-7021

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Concrete Product
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Construction-Residential
Department:

Dept. of Community AffairsDivision of Codes & StandardsBureau of Homeowner Protection(973) 504-6370

License:
REGISTRATION & WARRANTING OF NEW HOMES
Industry:
Residential Construction
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Consulting
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsBureau of Employment & Personnel Services(973) 504-6370

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Consulting
Other Industry:
Consultant
Not Applicable
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Continuing Care (Retirement Community)
Department:

Dept. of Community AffairsContinuing Care Retirement Community Program(609) 633-3888

License:
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
Industry:
Continuing Care
Other Industry:
Retirement
Not Applicable
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Contractor (Home Improvement)
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsHome Improvement Contractors Registration(973) 424-8150‚Äã

License:
Online
Industry:
Contractor
Other Industry:
Home Improvement
Not Applicable
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Controlled Dangerous Substances
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyEnforcement Bureau/Drug Control(973) 504-6545(973) 504-6351

License:
REGISTRATION
Industry:
Controlled Dangerous Substance
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Copyright Service
Department:

Dept. of TreasuryDivision of RevenueBusiness/Tax Registration(609) 292-9292

License:
REGISTRATIAON
Industry:
Copyright
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cosmetics (Manufacture/Wholesale)
Department:

Dept. of HealthEnvironmental & Occupational Health ServicesPublic Health Sanitation & Safety Program(609) 820-5967

License:
License (FEE BASED ON GROSS INCOME)
Industry:
Cosmetics
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cosmetologist
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cosmetologist
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cosmetology School
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsBoard of Cosmetology(973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Cosmetology School
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cosmetology-Annex Classroom
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE/REGISTRATION
Industry:
Cosmetology Classroom
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Cosmetology/Instructor
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public Safety Div. of Consumer Affairs Board of Cosmetology (973) 504-6400

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Cosmetology Instructor
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Counselor, Alcoholism or Drug
Department:

Alcohol & Drug Counselor Committee State Board of Marriage & Family(973) 504-6582

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Substance Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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County Park Ranger
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Criminal JusticePolice Training Commission(609) 376-2800

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
County Park Ranger
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Court Reporter
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Shorthand Reporters(973) 504-6490

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Court Reporter
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Crane/Crane Operator (Long Boom Over 99')
Department:

Dept. of LaborOffice of Safety Compliance(609) 292-5626

License:
OPERATOR'S LICENSE
Industry:
Crane Operator
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Credit Union-State Chartered
Department:
License:
Industry:
Credit Union
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Crop Duster
Department:

Dept. of Enviro. ProtectionEnvironmental Safety, Health & Analytical ProgramsBureau of Pesticide Operations(609) 984-6507

License:
CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSE
Industry:
Crop Duster
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Data Processing School (Adult)
Department:

Department of LaborAdult Private Schools Licensing & Credentials(609) 292-7272

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Data Processing School
Other Industry:
School
Not Applicable
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Day Care
Department:

Dept. of Children & FamiliesOffice of Licensing(877) 667-9845(609) 826-3999

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Day Care
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Day Care Center, Adult & Geriatric
Department:

Dept. of HealthDivision of Health FacilitiesEvaluation & LicensingCertificate of Need & Health CareFacility Licensure(609) 292-5960

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Day Care
Other Industry:
Adult
Not Applicable
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Delivery Service (Interstate Travel)
Department:

United States GovernmentFederal Motor Carriers Safety Administration(800) 832-5660

License:
CONTACT
Industry:
Instertate Delivery
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Delivery Service (Van or Car)
Department:

Dept. of TransportationMotor Vehicles Commission(609) 292-6500

License:
COMMERCIAL LICENSE PLATE
Industry:
Delivery Service
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dental Assistant
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Dental Assistant
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dental Hygienist
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Dental Hygienist
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dental Intern/Student
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Dental Intern
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dental X-Ray Tech
Department:

Dept. of Environment ProtectionBureau of Radiologic Health(609) 984-5890

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Dental X-ray
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dentist
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
REGISTRATION/LICENSE
Industry:
Dentist
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dentistry-Clinic
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
PERMIT
Industry:
Dentistry Clinic
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Dentistry-Limited Teacher
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Dentistry(973) 504-6405

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Dentistry Teacher
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Deputy Sheriff
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Criminal JusticePolice Training Commission

License:
CERTIFICATE (SITTING FOR A CIVIL SERVICE EXAM WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED)
Industry:
Deputy Sheriff
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Desserts (Frozen)
Department:

Dept. of HealthOffice of Consumer Environmental Health Services Public Health Sanitation & Safety Program(609) 826-4941

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Frozen Desserts
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Detective Agency
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of State Police(609) 882-2000

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Detective Agency
Other Industry:
Agency
Not Applicable
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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department:

Dept. of Environmental ProtectionBureau of Radiologic Health(609) 984-5890

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
X-ray Technologist
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Driving School Agent
Department:

Dept. of TransportationMotor Vehicle CommissionDriving School Unit(609) 292-6500 ext. 5094

License:
AUTHORIZATION
Industry:
Driving School Agent
Other Industry:
Agent
Not Applicable
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Driving School Instructor
Department:

Dept. of TransportationMotor Vehicle CommissionDriving School Unit(609) 292-6500 ext. 5094

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Driving School Instructor
Other Industry:
Not Applicable
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Drop Zone (Parachuting)
Department:

Dept. of TransportationDivision of Aeronautics609-530-2913

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Drop Zone
Other Industry:
Parachuting
Not Applicable
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Drug Abuse Counselor
Department:

Dept. of Law & Public SafetyDivision of Consumer AffairsState Board of Marriage & Family Therapy Examiners(973) 504-6415

License:
CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Substance Counselor
Other Industry:
Counselor
Not Applicable
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Drug Treatment Center
Department:

Dept. of Health 609-292-5960

License:
LICENSE
Industry:
Drug Treatment
Other Industry:
Center
Not Applicable
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Drugs (Distributed to other counties)
Department:

Department of Health New JerseyCertificate Of Free Sale Project and Imports/Exports 609-826-4935

License:
FREE SALE CERTIFICATE
Industry:
Drug Exports
Other Industry:
Drug
Not Applicable
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