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Occupational Licensing and the Landman. Are there rules?

Occupational Licensing and the Landman. Are there rules?

Occupational licensing in the United States is on the rise. It has been estimated that up to 25% of jobs now require a license. There are a number of reasons why occupational licensing is detrimental to economic growth. Licensing requirements protect incumbents by preventing new entrants in the industry through the cost to acquire and maintain a license and discourages movement from areas of lower opportunity to high opportunity as requirements are often state-specific and do not transfer easily to new jurisdictions. Now landmen may be required to become licensed…