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Alarm System Install

Legislation addressing licensure for alarm system installers.

Apprenticeship

Legislation addressing registered apprenticeships in a certain occupation.

Barber/Cosmetologist

Legislation addressing licensure for barbers and cosmetologists.

Construction

Legislation addressing licensure for construction workers and contractors.

Criminal Record

Legislation addressing individuals with criminal records who wish to acquire an occupational license.

Dental Hygienist

Legislation addressing licensure for dental hygienists.

Electrician

Legislation addressing licensure for electricians.

EMT/Paramedic

Legislation addressing licensure for emergency medical technicians or paramedics.

HVAC Mechanic/Install

Legislation addressing licensure for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics and installers.

Immigrant Work Authorization

Legislation addressing immigrants with work authorization who wish to acquire an occupational license.

Insurance Sales

Legislation addressing licensure for insurance salespeople.

Leave Enacted

Enacted legislation addressing leave from work.

Mani/Pedi/Skin

Legislation addressing licensure for manicure, pedicure, and skincare specialists.

Massage Therapist

Legislation addressing licensure for massage therapists.

Medical

Legislation addressing licensure for healthcare workers and medical professionals.

Military Vet/Spouse

Legislation addressing military veterans and spouses who wish to acquire an occupational license.

Nurse LPN/LVN/CNA

Legislation addressing licensure for nurses (licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse, certified nursing assistant)

Occupational Therapy

Legislation addressing licensure for occupational therapists.

Occupational Licensing: Antitrust

Legislation addressing the interplay between occupational licensing and antitrust law.

Occupational Licensing: Board

Legislation addressing state occupational licensing boards’ powers, duties, membership and funding, etc.

Occupational Licensing: Delicense

Legislation advocating to delicense a certain occupation.

Occupational Licensing: Education

Legislation addressing educational requirements for certain occupations.

Occupational Licensing: Exams

Legislation addressing required examinations for licensure in certain occupations.

Occupational Licensing: Exemption

Legislation providing an exemption for a licensing requirement.

Occupational Licensing: Fees

Legislation addressing the fees associated with obtaining a certain occupational license.

Occupational Licensing: General

General legislation related to occupational licensing.

Occupational Licensing: Newly Created

Legislation creating a new license for certain occupations.

Occupational Licensing: Other

Other/miscellaneous legislation related to occupational licensing.

Occupational Licensing: Oversight

Legislation addressing the administration or oversight of certain occupations.

Occupational Licensing: Reciprocity

Legislation addressing reciprocity agreements, licensure by endorsement, universal licensure etc.

Occupational Licensing: Study

Legislation creating or continuing a study to measure effectiveness or other aspects of licensing policy.

Optometry

Legislation addressing licensure for optometrists.

Physical/Occupational Therapy Assistant

Legislation addressing licensure for physical/occupational therapy assistants.

Paid Leave/General Leave

Legislation addressing paid leave or general leave from work in a licensed profession.

Pharmacy Technician

Legislation addressing licensure for pharmacy technicians.

Private Investigator/Detective

Legislation addressing licensure for private investigators or detectives.

Plumber/Pipe Fitter

Legislation addressing licensure for plumbers and pipe fitters.

Preschool Teacher

Legislation addressing licensure for preschool teachers.

Radiologic Technician

Legislation addressing licensure for radiologic technicians.

Real Estate Sales/Appraisal

Legislation addressing licensure for real estate salespeople/appraisers.

Respiratory Therapist

Legislation addressing licensure for respiratory therapists.

Security Guard

Legislation addressing licensure for security guards.

Teacher Assistant

Legislation addressing licensure for teaching assistants.

Teacher Vocation/Education

Legislation addressing licensure for vocational education teachers.

Truck/Bus Driver

Legislation addressing licensure for truck drivers and bus drivers.

Unemployed or Dislocated Workers

Legislation addressing unemployed or dislocated workers who wish to acquire an occupational license.

Veterinary Technician

Legislation addressing licensure for veterinary technicians.

Water/Waste Treatment

Legislation addressing licensure for water and waste treatment plan operators.

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Related Resources

Occupational Licensing Legislation Database

This database tracks the state-by-state requirements, costs, training, and other related details of 48 different licensed, certified or registered occupations across all 50 states. It includes all enacted legislation from 2017 to the present and is updated annually or as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.
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