OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Stitt’s extension of the renewal period for occupational licenses until December 22 affects literally tens of thousands of Oklahomans.
State Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn encourages anyone licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Labor to renew that license with the agency no later than its actual expiration date to avoid processing delays from anticipated high demand on/after December 22.
Any expired ODOL license not renewed by that date will be inactive and the licensee will be unable to legally perform licensed activities, Osborn noted.
Oklahoma has 220 occupational licensing categories, ledgers reflect. Many of the professions are familiar but some are not. They include “white collar” and “blue collar” occupations alike.
Pesticide applicators (commercial and non-commercial); brewers, distillers, winemakers, wine/spirits wholesalers, beer distributors, mixed beverage licensees, retail wine/beer licensees, and caterers;
Pipe pullers and well pluggers; petroleum storage tank (PST) professionals (trained in soil and water protection and remediation techniques and regulation of petroleum storage tanks), PST environmental consultant, PST vapor monitoring well technician, PST monitoring well technician for groundwater, and PST underground storage tank installer or remover;
Security guards, private investigators and bail enforcers (armed and unarmed); polygraph (“lie detector”) examiners; law enforcement officers; teaching certificates and licenses; driver education instructors, commercial driver training school instructors, commercial motorcycle training school instructors, and commercial truck driver training school instructors; wrecker service operators; highway spill remediation licensees;
Licensed tattoo artists and body piercing artists; barbers and barber instructors; cosmeticians and cosmetologists; facialists and manicurists; certified micropigmentologists (trained in a medical procedure in which any color or pigment is applied with a needle or electronic machine to produce a permanent mark visible through the skin, for repigmentation of areas affected by reconstructive surgery or trauma);
Septic tank pumpers and transporters; sewage treatment system installers; certified soil profiler (a person who provides soil profile descriptions for the design of individual and other subsurface sewage disposal systems); waterworks/wastewater works operators;
Industrial radiographers; lead-based paint supervisors/inspectors/risk assessors, lead-based paint abatement workers and lead-based paint project designers; alarm/locksmith/fire sprinkler company managers, technicians, salespersons or trainees; asbestos contractors/workers/supervisors; boiler/pressure vessel operators; elevator inspectors and mechanics; welders; mine foremen and mine shot firers;
Adult day care aides, medication aides, home health aides, home health administrators; hearing aid licensees and audiologists; chiropractors; emergency medical responders and emergency medical technicians; certified behavioral health care managers; licensed marital/family therapists; speech pathologists;
Licensed genetic counselor (a communicator who estimates a likelihood of occurrence of a birth defect or of any potentially inherited or genetically influenced condition, or helps an individual or family, health care provider or the public to appreciate the medical, psychological and social implications of a disorder);
Licensed sanitarian (a person “uniquely qualified” by education in the sciences, specialized training and documented field experience to “effectively plan, organize, manage, executive and evaluate one or more of the many diverse elements comprising the fields of public health or environmental protection, or both”;
Abstractors; certified public accountants; licensed architects and landscape architects; registered interior designers; certified licensed alcohol drug counselors, breath-alcohol operators, and ignition interlock technicians; attorneys; electricians and plumbers; home inspectors; building and construction inspectors; mechanical contractors; roofing contractors;
Dentists and dental assistants; embalmers and funeral directors; licensed dietitians; occupational therapists; prosthetists; pedorthists (pedorthic devices are therapeutic shoes, partial foot prostheses and custom-made inserts, inlays or variants for use from the ankle and below); physical therapists and physician assistants; respiratory care practitioners, licensed professional music therapists, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, and clinical nurse specialists;
Precious metal and gem dealer employees; horse racing professionals (including owners, jockeys, trainers, groomers, blacksmiths and equine dentists); gaming vendors; bail bondsmen; real estate appraisers; insurance adjusters, insurance consultants and customer service representatives; social workers; nursing home administrators, long-term care administrators, residential care/assisted living administrators, and adult day care administrators;
Athletic trainers; high-school sports officials (licensed by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association); radiology assistants; registered electrologists; optometrists; osteopathic physicians; pharmacists; psychologists; professional engineers; professional land surveyors;
Certified shorthand reporters; used motor vehicle salespeople; manufactured home salespeople; registered veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and certified animal euthanasia technicians.