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  • In-Person Event

The National Occupational Licensing Meeting

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • In-Person Event
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Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino | June 19-21, 2022

NCSL and the Council of State Governments have worked closely with states over the last four years on reducing barriers to licensed occupations. This meeting will highlight the research and lessons learned from our work with states and feature new and emerging trends in this policy area. This meeting is open to state legislators, legislative staff, executive branch staff, regulatory agencies and association members. See the agenda for more details about the meeting.

Sunday, June 19

3—5 p.m.

Registration Open

Outside Emperor Ballroom

5—7 p.m.

Welcome Reception-Barbershop

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Level 1, Boulevard Towers, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd

We thank our sponsors for making this reception possible. Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing, American Institutes for Research, Institute for Justice, and Reason Foundation.

Monday, June 20

8—9 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

9—9:45 a.m.

National Labor & Economic Outlook

  • Luke Martel, deputy director, CSG
  • Suzanne Hultin, director, NCSL
  • Moderator: Zaakary Barnes, policy associate, NCSL
  • Speaker: Andrew Woods, director, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research 

Sessions Resources

9:45—10:15 a.m.

Licensing After COVID: What’s Changed?

  • Speaker: Suzanne Hultin, director, NCSL
  • Speaker: Carl Simms, deputy program director, CSG

Sessions Resources

10:15—10:30 a.m.


10:30—11:45 a.m.

Lessons from the Licensing Consortium

  • Moderator: Lauren Hibbert, director, Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
  • Speaker: Jacquline Arcelin, deputy division director, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • Speaker: Buddy Johnson, parliamentarian, Arkansas House of Representatives
  • Speaker: Representative Norman Thurston, Utah

Sessions Resources

11:45 a.m.—12:45 p.m.


  • Remarks by Lauren Fairley, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

12:45—1:45 p.m.

Inclusive Regulatory & Licensing Practices

  • Moderator: Jacquline Arcelin, deputy division director, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • Speaker: Marlon Brown, chief administrative officer, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Speaker: Al Carter, executive director, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Sessions Resources

1:45—2:45 p.m.

Teacher Mobility, A Priority for States

  • Speaker: Mary-Dean Barringer, advisor, Teaching Compact Technical Assistance Group
  • Speaker: Sydnee Dickson, superintendent of public instruction, Utah State Board of Education 
  • Speaker: Sharmila Mann, principal, Education Commission of the States
  • Speaker: Marcus Beauregard, director, Defense State Liaison Office

2:45-3:15 p.m.


3:15—4:05 p.m.

Building a Strong Healthcare Workforce

Concurrent Session

  • Moderator: Sydne Enlund, senior policy specialist, NCSL
  • Speaker: Katie Gaul Frizzelle, director, South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce

Sessions Resources

3:15—4:05 p.m.

Reducing Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Concurrent Session

  • Moderator: Grant Minix, policy associate, CSG
  • Speaker: Edwin Neill, chairman, Louisiana Board of Cosmetology
  • Speaker: Joshua Gaines, project manager, CSG Justice Center

Sessions Resources

4:15—5:05 p.m.

Regulatory Best Practices & Antitrust Liability

Concurrent Session

  • Moderator: Jessica Thomas, policy associate, CSG
  • Speaker: Nahale Kalfas, legal counsel, CSG

Sessions Resources

4:15—5:05 p.m.

Supporting Military Families

Concurrent Session

  • Speaker: Marcus Beauregard, director, Defense State Liaison Office
  • Speaker: Amy Stone, project director, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Speaker: Mitch Seal, director of education, Defense Health Agency
  • Speaker: Molly Bode, VALLO program manager, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation 

Tuesday,June 21

8:15—9 a.m.


9—9:45 a.m.

International Pathways to Licensure

  • Speaker: Representative Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky
  • Speaker: Fatima Sanz, policy manager, World Education Services
  • Speaker: Mike Zimmer, senior policy consultant, World Education Services

Sessions Resources

9:45—10 a.m.


10—11 a.m.

Why is Everyone Talking About Mobility?

  • Speaker: Matt Shafer, deputy program director, CSG
  • Speaker: David Cox, chief executive officer, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
  • Speaker: Myra Reddy, government affairs director, Professional Beauty Association 
  • Speaker: Jim Puente, director, Nurse Licensure Compact

11 a.m.–noon

Apprenticeships: New Paths to Licensure

  • Moderator: Grant Minix, policy associate, CSG
  • Speaker: Bob Lerman, institute fellow, Urban Institute

Sessions Resources



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