Take the work out of getting work done.

Digital transformation for individual licenses ranging from architects and contractors to cosmetologists and wrestlers.


Streamline workforce licensing.

Merit works with professional and occupational regulation agencies to make licenses and credentials digital, accessible, and portable.


Digitize workforce skills, certifications, licenses, and achievements.


Stymie fraud through a digital process that flags licenses that need renewing.


Track and analyze how credentials are being used, verified, and checked.



Welcome to the new way of accessing professional licenses!

Merit enables mobile-friendly, digital licenses – so professional workers can have pertinent details, get instant notifications when it’s time for renewal, and easily comply with the legal requirements of providing licenses on request from their mobile phone.


Merit for Virginia real estate professionals, hairdressers, plumbers, and architects.

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation chose Merit to bring the benefits of merits to state-licensed workers. Forty-five major industries, including hairdressers, real estate brokers, painters, contractors, tattoo artists — 310,000 people annually – require state licensing to do their jobs. The credentials that say they are legally allowed to do what they do are issued, stored, and verified with Merit. 

"Electronic credentials will help cut red tape and modernize what is currently an antiquated system. The innovative use of technology by a state agency to streamline and enhance its services to Virginia's citizens, consumers, workers, and industry is one of the reasons why our Commonwealth is the best place for business.”
Ralph Northam
Governor of Virginia
“Our joint partnership between the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) and Merit will provide a consistent, efficient platform for licensed professionals across the Commonwealth to use their hard-earned credentials. In doing so, we’re empowering Virginia’s strong and competent workforce. Thanks to this collaboration, clients and employers can have full confidence in the DPOR-regulated workers they interact with.”
Mary Broz-Vaughan, Acting Director, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Mary Broz-Vaughan
Director, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
“This partnership is the beginning of an infrastructure that will help ensure that people with the right skills find the right jobs. We have more than 83,000 contractors in Virginia who need licenses. This new system will make licensing easier for everyone involved, and will allow workers to spend less time navigating a complex paperwork process and more time focusing on the careers that they love.”
M. Craig Toalson
CEO, Home Builders Association of Virginia

Empowering a workforce.

With Merit, these workers’ new licenses will reflect legal ability to carry out their professions via verified, digital merits. As this wide-scale licensing moves onto Merit's secure platform, it will become accessible and verifiable by all, especially those who are interested in enlisting these services. Other benefits include the abilities to stymie fraud and analyze how credentials are being used, verified, and checked.


The growing need for license transformation.


There is an immense range of industries and entities where Merit can transform how people’s skills are officially recognized and verified. 

In the 1950s, approximately 5% of U.S. workers had an occupational license, meaning they completed additional schooling or training (and paid the necessary fees) and passed an exam to be licensed to practice the profession in a certain state. 

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 23% of full-time workers have a license. Nationally, 37 million people need licenses or certifications to do their jobs today and that number is rapidly increasing. 


Download the resources you need:

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Merit Occupational Regulation  Overview

Two-page datasheet that explains the features, functions, and benefits of Merit for Occupational Regulation.


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Virginia Department of Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Case Study

One-page case study that showcases how Merit is working with Virginia DPOR.


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Merit for Occupational Regulation Presentation

A comprehensive presentation that explains Merit and Merit for Occupational Regulation.


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