Certification solves occupational licensing problems, creates jobs
Morris Kleiner addresses how certification programs could spur job growth.
Chip Mellor and Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice, which has crafted model legislation for certification vs. licensure, wrote in an opinion piece entitled "Want Jobs? Cut Local Regulations," published in the Wall Street Journal last July, "State legislators largely seem oblivious to the counterproductive effects of the licensure schemes they create." University of Minnesota professor Morris Kleiner estimates that replacing licensing with certification programs would create approximately 15,000 more jobs in Minnesota.