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Occupational Licensure

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Occupational Licensing: Assessing State Policy and Practice

OVER THE LAST 60 YEARS, the number of jobs requiring an occupational license, or government approval to practice a profession, has grown from about 1 in 20 to nearly 1 in 4.

Interstate Licensure Compacts and Universal Licensure Recognition Laws

In recent years, state policymakers have used two mechanisms to enable interstate mobility of licensed professionals. Interstate licensure compacts are statutorily enacted agreements among states to allow professionals to work across state lines.

Occupational Licensing Final Report: Assessing State Policies and Practices

Occupational licensing has emerged as a chief policy issue for state leaders in recent years. While licensing serves as a tool to safeguard public health and safety, it can come with economic and social costs.

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