Licensing requirements: An unexpectedly hot topic

On Friday, acting governor Brad Little signed an executive order on licensure review, instructing all state agencies to report on occupational licensing by July 1, 2018 to determine “whether the licensure requirements are necessary and in the public interest,” according to the press release from Little’s office. You can read the press release here. 

In April, Idaho Reports looked into licensing requirements for private contractors and home inspectors. You can watch that episode here. 

And if you want any more takes, Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation weighed in here. 




One thought on “Licensing requirements: An unexpectedly hot topic

  1. So I know this is an older blog post and maybe nobody will see this, but as a new real estate agent at in Idaho I can say that my experience with home inspectors leads me to believe that the state should find a way to use non-governmental entities to provide certification for home inspectors. There is a broad range of inspectors out there and not all of them are consistent in their practices. Whenever I get a new client on East Idaho Property, and a home goes under contract, I usually use the same inspector every time because you just don’t know who you are going to get out there. Having some kind of licensing and standardization might actually be a good thing for other home inspectors.

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