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Date: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 
Question/Topic: Who regulates licensing of various professions and are their databases available to search? 
Answer/Pointer: Most professions are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whose site is at They have recently put up a searchable database. The Construction Industry Licensing Board is responsible for contractor's licenses and can be reached at 7960 Arlington Expressway, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32211. The telephone number is (904)727-6530. The Department of State, Division of Licensing is responsible for Licensing Private Investigators. The Agency for Health Care Administration licenses medical professionals. The Florida Board of Nursing is at 111 Coastline Drive, Room 501, Jacksonville, FL 32202 & telephone is (904)858-6940. 
Librarian: SLF 

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