REFORM OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING

REFORM OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING

  • First States should recognize professional licenses from other states if education and training is the same.
  • Second, state agencies would make use of cost-benefit analysis to determine whether requests for additional occupational licensing requirements are warranted.
  • Third, the federal government would promote the determination and adoption of best-practice models through financial incentives and better information.
  • Fourth, state licensing standards would allow workers to move across state lines with a minimal cost for retraining or residency requirements.
  • Fifth, where feasible, certain occupations that are licensed would be reclassified to a system of certification or no regulation.
  • Minimize regulation in these occupations to increase competition and therefore consumer access to quality goods and services at lower prices.
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