Tag Archives: Licensing requirements

White House Study on Licensing

State Board Report August 2015 As more than one-quarter of U.S. workers now require a license to do their jobs, the White House issued a report on July 28 on "Occupational Licensing: A Framework for Policymakers," calling for state legislators to adopt reforms that promote "a more careful and individualized approach to occupational regulation that…

Obama Budget Urges Licensing Study

State Board Report February 2015 Two areas covered in President Barack Obama’s budget released on February 1 have caused a significant number of comments by opponents of professional licensing. President Obama is encouraging states to study "Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing Requirements" and to consider "Spreading the Development and Adoption of Industry-Validated Credentials." Looking at both…

Military Pathway Threatens Mobility

State Board Report March 2012 What seems like a worthy idea could unintentionally muddle mobility. Bills have been introduced in a few states that would create additional administrative pathways for the licensure of military and/or military spouses. The Uniform Accountancy Act and the laws of almost every state require for initial licensure 150 hours of…