Table 7: States Ranked by Average Burden of Licensing Requirements

Table 7: States Ranked by Burden of Licensing Requirements

Rank States Number of Low-Income Occupations Licensed Average Fees Average Education & Experience (Days) Average Exams Minimum Grade Level Minimum Age
1 Hawaii 43 $367 724 2 1 13
2 Arkansas 52 $212 689 1 3 6
3 Nevada 55 $505 601 2 2 7
4 Florida 45 $274 603 1 2 15
5 Arizona 64 $455 599 2 2 5
6 Oregon 59 $267 568 1 1 13
7 California 62 $300 549 1 2 12
8 Virginia 46 $153 462 1 1 11
9 Vermont 27 $174 402 2 3 8
10 Maryland 42 $198 446 1 1 7
11 Oklahoma 29 $116 416 2 2 9
12 New Mexico 52 $158 413 1 2 8
13 Utah 46 $269 417 2 0 4
14 South Carolina 51 $166 402 1 1 7
15 Kentucky 27 $230 324 2 4 8
16 Ohio 31 $137 341 1 3 9
17 Texas 34 $304 326 2 2 10
18 Georgia 33 $167 324 2 3 8
19 New York 33 $145 283 2 2 11
20 New Jersey 48 $179 292 1 3 6
21 Michigan 42 $198 256 1 3 14
22 South Dakota 28 $166 271 2 2 9
23 Washington, D.C. 41 $240 311 1 1 6
24 Minnesota 36 $164 290 2 2 5
25 Massachusetts 37 $181 293 1 1 6
26 Indiana 28 $147 251 1 2 12
27 West Virginia 49 $132 247 2 2 7
28 New Hampshire 34 $209 230 2 2 8
29 North Carolina 48 $180 250 1 1 7
30 Maine 39 $206 226 1 2 6
31 Illinois 40 $249 203 1 3 10
32 Wyoming 24 $173 196 2 3 9
33 Colorado 28 $195 227 1 1 10
34 Tennessee 53 $218 222 1 1 7
35 Missouri 31 $100 220 1 1 10
36 Idaho 47 $122 240 1 1 5
37 Rhode Island 49 $164 211 1 1 12
38 Alabama 47 $319 182 2 2 5
39 Connecticut 54 $173 230 1 1 4
40 Alaska 44 $373 179 1 1 6
41 Washington 54 $152 199 1 1 7
42 Delaware 49 $94 195 1 1 6
43 Louisiana 71 $214 163 1 2 6
44 Kansas 34 $88 166 1 2 5
45 Mississippi 55 $198 155 2 2 5
46 Iowa 54 $141 181 1 1 6
47 North Dakota 40 $107 132 1 2 13
48 Wisconsin 47 $209 145 1 1 8
49 Montana 44 $131 133 1 3 7
50 Nebraska 45 $140 147 1 2 6
51 Pennsylvania 44 $176 113 1 1 7

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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