Occupational Licensing in the States

Reason Foundation report on occupational icensing in the 50 states and how these requirements prevent many individuals from entering into their chosen profession.

While Pennsylvania ranks somewhat low among the states – and has yet to require licenses for such occupations as Manure Spreaders and Junkyard Operators – we still require 150 hours of training at “accredited programs” for hair braiding and 200 hours of training for nail painting licenses, but only 40 hours for security guards to carry guns. Read Stephen Albert’s commentary on the burden of regulation here.