License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Weigher



Highlights

License required in 24 states
92nd most burdensome licensing requirements
48th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Weighers, weighermasters or public weighers weigh or measure bulk commodities and issue certificates of accuracy.

Summary

Twenty-four states require those who verify the weight of bulk goods for sale to earn a license. Eight states require an exam, while the rest of the states require only fees or a minimum age. These relatively light requirements make for the 92nd most burdensome of the occupations studied. Because almost half the states license the trade, it ranks as the 48th most widely and onerously licensed.

(Last updated May 2, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 New Hampshire $106 0 1 0 18
2 New Mexico $150 0 1 0 0
3 Alaska $48 0 1 0 18
4 Nevada $120 0 1 0 0
5 Tennessee $18 0 1 0 18
6 Louisiana $75 0 1 0 0
7 Pennsylvania $60 0 0 0 18
8 Washington $50 0 0 0 18
9 Connecticut $40 0 0 0 18
10 Mississippi $25 0 0 0 21
11 Virginia $35 0 0 0 18
12 Hawaii $25 0 1 0 0
12 Maine $25 0 1 0 0
14 North Carolina $25 0 0 0 18
15 Vermont $15 0 0 0 18
16 Idaho $10 0 0 0 18
17 California $75 0 0 0 0
18 Delaware $25 0 0 0 0
18 Colorado $25 0 0 0 0
20 Alabama $20 0 0 0 0
21 Georgia $15 0 0 0 0
21 New York $15 0 0 0 0
23 Ohio $10 0 0 0 0
24 South Carolina $5 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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