To address these issues, CSG, NCSL and NGA work directly with state officials to review existing licensing requirements and ensure that criteria do not create unnecessary barriers to individuals wanting to enter the labor market.”
CSG launched an occupational licensure website which pulls together CSG’s expertise on the issue as well as news and current events such as seminars, passed legislation, and working initiatives.
NCSL’s Occupational Licensing Project, which can be found here, includes a database which contains education and licensing data for 30-plus occupations including cosmetology. In addition, NCSL’s database tracks state legislation on occupational licensure and includes legislation impacting four population groups that have been identified as being disproportionately impacted by licensure-related barriers to labor market entry:
- Skilled immigrants.
- Individuals with criminal records.
- Active duty military, veterans and their spouses.
- Unemployed and dislocated workers.