Licensed Professions -- NH Department of Justice
Many professions, activities and businesses are regulated by the state or local government. Occupations and businesses may be licensed, certified, registered, accredited, or inspected. Moreover, many professions are regulated by professional associations in addition to, or instead of, the state.
People who serve on state boards and commissions that license or otherwise certify those in a regulated profession or activity are generally nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council. Board appointees are practitioners, individuals with certain expertise, and interested consumers representing the general public.