In a joint project with the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council of State Governments, the National Governors Association helped to select 11 states to participate in a peer learning consortium focused on occupational licensing policy.

The 11 states (Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, Wisconsin and Utah, will become familiar with occupational licensing policy in their own state, learn about occupational licensing best practices in other states, and begin implementing actions to remove barriers to labor market entry and improve portability and reciprocity.

“We shouldn’t make it unnecessarily difficult for those who already have the necessary skills to obtain jobs,” said NGA Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. “I’m glad Nevada is part of this group of states that will work to reduce unnecessary burdens and help strengthen the nation’s workforce.”

To view the press release on the project, click here.