Businesses Support Professional Licensing
The Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing commissioned Benenson Strategy Group to survey 600 decision-makers for small- and mid-size businesses about the impact of professional licensing on their businesses. The results were clear: businesses overwhelmingly support responsible licensing standards.
New Survey: Louisiana Public Opinion of Professional Licensing
In March 2022, legislation was filed in Louisiana to significantly weaken licensing standards for professionals working in the state. Proponents of this legislation vastly overestimate the effect anti-licensing would have on jobs and the economy and dangerously underestimate the effect it would have on consumers and the public at large.
What has been completely lost in this anti-licensing effort and others like it across the country is the perspective of the public, who relies on the work of qualified licensed professionals to keep them safe. To better understand the public’s attitudes toward professional licensing – and proposed efforts to weaken it – ARPL commissioned an independent survey of 600 Louisiana voters.
FACT CHECK: The Myths of Anti-licensing
Time and again, calls for anti-licensing return to a handful of myths and purported problems that can only be solved by drastically weakening or outright eliminating licensing. Let’s take a closer look at those myths and set the record straight.
Download FACT CHECK: The Myths of Anti-licensing.
VALUING PROFESSIONAL LICENSING IN THE U.S.
The Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing commissioned Oxford Economics to produce a first-of-its-kind quantitative research study, Valuing Professional Licensing in the U.S., which explores the impacts of professional licensing in highly complex, technical fields.
Licensed To Move: A Guide to Interstate Practice
The Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) supports policies and legislative initiatives that seek to build pathways to interstate practice for professionals in highly technical professions.
ARPL represents professions and licensing boards that have more than 100 years of combined experience in creating greater flexibility for professionals and is uniquely positioned to offer best practices that could be helpful as lawmakers work to achieve interstate practice for a broader mix of professions and occupations.
ARPL’s newest report, Licensed To Move, explores several examples of how states can responsibly accomplish flexibility and mobility.
New Research: Exploring Public Opinion of Professional Licensing
A recent national survey was conducted to understand public opinion toward professional licensing standards.