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Making Occupational Licensing Work

NCSL, the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices and the Council of State Governments have announced the 11 states that will participate in a new initiative to improve occupational licensing policy. Participants from Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, Utah and Wisconsin will become experts in their state's occupational licensing policies and learn about best practices in other states. The goal is to remove barriers to labor markets by improving the portability of certain professional licenses across state lines.

The project stems from a $7.5 million grant the three partner organizations received from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. In addition to the 11-state consortium, the partners will provide research on the current state of the national occupational licensing landscape. To read more about...

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