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The instructions below will accommodate your licensing requirements. If your license type is not listed below, continue to submit paper applications.

The Online Licensing/Registration site will be down for maintenance starting on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon) until Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon). Any application or renewal started before the upgrade will need to be completed by Thursday, June 15, 2017 at noon. Otherwise you will be unable to access them there after the upgrade.

Go to Online Licensing/Registration

Department of Business Regulation License Types:

Banking:
  • Credit Unions
  • State Chartered Banks
  • Sale of Checks
  • Electronic Money Transfers
  • Exempt Company Registration
  • Small Loan Lender - Main Office
  • Small Loan Lender - Branch Certificate
  • Lender - Main Office
  • Lender - Branch Certificate
  • Loan Broker - Main Office
  • Loan Broker - Branch Certificate
  • Third Party Loan Servicers - Main Office
  • Third Party Loan Servicers - Branch Cerficiate
  • Debt Collectors Registration - Main Office
  • Debt Collectors Registration - Branch Certificate
  • Check Cashing - Main Office
  • Check Cashing - Branch Certificate
  • Debt Management Plan
  • Mortgage Loan Originator

Securities:
  • Broker Dealer
  • Broker Dealer - Branch
  • Broker Dealer - Sales Rep
  • Coordination
  • Charitable Organization
  • Exempt Charitable Organization
  • Exempt Mutual Fund
  • Fundraising Counsel
  • Franchise Registration
  • Exempt Franchise Registration
  • Investment Advisor Firm (State)
  • Investment Advisor Firm (SEC)
  • Investment Advisor Representative
  • Investment Advisor Agent (Issuer Agent)
  • Professional Fundraiser
  • Professional Solicitor
  • Regulation A Filing
  • Reg D
  • Time Shares

Design Professionals:
    • Accountant Practice Unit
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Public Accountant
    • Architect
    • Architect Certificate of Authorization
    • Engineer in Training
    • Professional Engineer
    • Professional Engineer Certificate of Authorization
    • Professional Land Surveyor
    • Land Surveyor Certificate of Authorization
    • Land Surveyor In Training
    • Landscape Architect
    • Landscape Architect Certificate of Authorization

    Commercial Licensing:
    • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
    • Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
    • Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
    • Real Estate Appraiser CE Courses
    • Real Estate Appraiser Temporary Practice Permit
    • Real Estate Appraiser Trainee
    • Auto Body - Full Collision Repair
    • Auto Body - LTD Heavy Truck & Equipment
    • Auto Body - LTD Paint Restoration & Customization
    • Auto Body - Special Use
    • Auto Glass
    • Auto Salvage Rebuilder
    • Auto Wrecking & Salvage Yard
    • Mobile Home Park
    • Athlete
    • Athletics Event
    • Athletics Manager/Second
    • Athletics Occupational
    • Concessionaires & Vendors
    • Concessionaires & Vendor Employee
    • Gaming Facility - Key Employee
    • Gaming Facility - Operation Employee
    • Gaming Facility - Service Employee
    • Gaming Vendor
    • Gaming Vendor Employee
    • Pari-mutuel Totalizator Company
    • Pari-mutuel Totalizator Company Employee
    • Real Estate Inter-State Land Trust
    • Real Estate Broker
    • Real Estate Corporation
    • Real Estate Education Provider
    • Real Estate Salesperson
    • Manufacturer
    • Renovator/Repairer
    • Supply Dealer
    • Second Hand Furniture
    • Sterilizer
    • Constables

    Liquor Wholesale & Manufacturing:
    • Brewing on Premises
    • Brewpub Manufacturer
    • Brewery
    • Class G - Airlines
    • Class G/D - Vessels (overnight)
    • Class G - Marine Vessels
    • Class G - Railroads
    • Class P - Caterer
    • Distillery
    • Farmer Winery
    • Liquor Agent
    • Sales
    • Rectifier
    • Winery
    • Wholesale Class A
    • Wholesale Class B
    • Wholesale Class C

    Insurance:
    • Domestic Company License
    • Foreign Company License
    • Surplus Lines Insurers
    • Rating Advisory Organizations
    • Insurance Producer License
    • Surplus Lines Brokers
    • Company Adjusters
    • Independent Adjusters
    • Public Adjusters
    • Moror Vehicle Damage Appraisers
    • Third Party Administrators
    • Reinsurance Intermediaries
    • Life Settlement Companies
    • Life Settlement Brokers

    For Banking and Mortgage Professionals Licenses

    For Debt Collector Registrations

    Effective 9/3/13, Debt Collector applicants will be required to apply for a RI Debt Collector Registration through the NMLS licensing system, (see below). Questions may be directed to: DBR.BankInquiry@dbr.ri.gov or by calling Rebecca Specht at (401-462-9564.

    For Insurance Professionals Licenses

    For Securities Professionals Licenses

    Frequently Asked Questions

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