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an agency- or government-granted permission issued to a health care professional to engage in a given occupation on finding that the applicant has attained the degree of competency and met educational requirements necessary to ensure that the public health, safety, and welfare are reasonably well-protected.


Authorization by a governmental or other regulatory agency that allows a person, group of persons, or enterprise to carry out a particular activity; the certificate itself. See Revoked license, Unrestricted license.


n certificate required to practice a professional healing approach.


, licence (līsĕns)
Legal permission given to professional to practice in specific fields according to rules and regulations of a jurisdiction.
[L. licentia, fr. licet, it is permitted]
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Annual business license fees range from $80 to $255, depending on the number of employees the business has, plus an annual processing fee of $35 for a new application or $20 for a renewal.
Under the program, third party developers can obtain licenses to protocol technology developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows family of client and server operating systems.
Correspondence in the Educause listservs for CIOs and for licensing issues points to dissatisfaction with trends in license terms and conditions, particularly in Microsoft's Campus Agreement and successors, but with other vendors of widely used software as well.
Site license negotiations are often done best through lawyers.
Law-abiding people don't care if they have to show their license.
Divers are required to have a Sport Fishing License and an abalone report card.
Liversedge and John Fuqua, the captain of the Cat Special, which fishes out of Cisco's Landing in Oxnard, said the biggest worry is making sure each angler has a license.
Anglers do not need to display a license while fishing inland waters or along California's coast.
He added that in many cases, investigators can't tell the license status of drivers involved in crashes, because they take off before officers arrive.
People had a wide variety of reasons for seeking a license outside legal channels.