Governor Tom Wolf wants to stop mandating professional licenses for 13 types of jobs, calling current regulations a barrier to employment. The Governor plans to release a study today of the state’s professional licensure rules and proposals to improve them. More than a million state residents currently hold professional licenses. The report from Wolf’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs says some licenses are valuable in setting standards and protecting consumers.
“However, in other instances, occupational licensure can serve as a form of ‘title protection,’ shielding practitioners with a license from competition,” Wolf wants to eliminate them for auctioneers, barbers, campground membership salespeople among others. Replacing licensing mandates will require legislative action.

Source: Local News