Georgia: Senate committee considers licensing reform

Regulatory Reform,

Georgia's Senate Study Committee on Occupational Licensing is considering licensure reforms to address workforce shortages. Licenses from the Professional Licensing Board Division can take six months to a year to process, due to understaffing and underfunding, with the Division only receiving 35% of the revenue generated from licensing fees. Reliance on paper applications, the need for manual processing, and the infrequency of board meetings also contribute to licensing delays.

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