Tag Archives: Licensing

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…

House Committee Considers Licensing

State Board Report August 2014 Andrew Gavel, the Federal Trade Commission’s Director of the Office of Policy Planning, was the only witness to testify at the July 16, 2014 Committee on Small Business’ hearing on “Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Examining the Anti-Trust Implications of Occupational Licensing.” Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-MO) announced the purpose of the…

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…

Oklahoma Makes use of ALD

Edith Steele, Executive Director, Oklahoma Accountancy Board Edith Steele finds the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) very useful when dealing with enforcement issues. She uses the ALD to verify whether someone who is holding themselves out as a CPA is licensed in any other states. This is valuable information to know when trying to discipline someone…

ALD State Participation

Welcome Hello and welcome to the first edition of the ALD News. If you are looking for news regarding the ALD. . .then you have come to the right place. In this issue, and in future issues, you will find information ranging from the history and the current status of the ALD to how states…

CLEC Works to Enhance Exam

State Board Report July 2007 NASBA’s CPA Licensing Examinations Committee (CLEC) is working to implement changes that enhance the Uniform CPA Examination, CLEC Chair Robert Pearson told the 2007 Regional Meetings. The Committee wrote to all states seeking suggested improvements for the examination, and only received responses from six boards. Some of those suggestions are being…

BOE’s Conrad Reports to Executives

State Board Report April 2007 Colleen K. Conrad, the first AICPA Board of Examiners’ chair to have a state board background, reported to the Executive Directors Conference, “We are committed to transparency and openness; committed to communication; committed to doing the right thing.” She told the meeting that nine of the 16 current members of the…