Louisiana: bill for out-of-state license recognition

The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill to allow licensing boards to recognize professional licenses from other states if the license is comparable to the same profession in Louisiana and to determine if any additional training or testing is required before a Louisiana license can be issued. Out-of-state applicants must have been licensed in good standing in another state for at least one year and not have any criminal or professional discipline issues - or have three years work experience if the profession does not require a license in their home state - or have two years experience and a private certification from another state. The bill does not apply to professions licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana, the State Board of Architectural Examiners, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, the State Board of Veterinary Medicine Examiners, the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, the State Board of Nursing, or the Louisiana Supreme Court. The bill now moves on to the House.

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