How to access your merit from DPOR

When are digital contractor licenses being issued?

We’re excited to announce that in a matter of weeks, your contractor license issued by Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) will be made digital and powered by free online credentialing service, Merit.

Contractor licenses are expected to be sent on October 6th, 2020 to individuals in Virginia.  Any updates to changes to the timeline will be posted here. 

Learn more about what this means for contractors at

About Merit?

Merit is the interoperable ecosystem for all digital credentials issued by trusted organizations. The platform allows everyone to access, track, and organize their licenses and credentials in real-time. Merit works with more than 1,000 organizations for professional licensing, occupational regulation, workforce development, emergency services, and other digital credentialing needs to reduce administrative paperwork and empower people and organizations to focus on what’s important to them. 

Learn more about how DPOR and Merit are working together at  

Please reach out to the Customer Success team at if you have any additional questions.