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

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

Mobile Home Installer



Highlights

License required in 39 states
41st most burdensome licensing requirements
16th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Mobile home installers move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

Summary

Thirty-nine states require mobile home installers to obtain licenses -- making the occupation the 16th most widely and onerously licensed of
the 102 studied. All but six of the 39 states require would-be installers to pass an exam. States levy an average fee of $337, led by Arkansas, which demands $2,750. California requires aspiring installers to acquire four years of experience; 15 states require six months to two years of education or training; 23 states require three days or fewer.

(Last updated May 1, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 California $451 1,460 2 0 18
2 Utah $549 730 2 0 0
3 South Carolina $150 731 1 0 18
4 Arizona $679 730 1 0 0
5 Nevada $566 730 1 0 0
6 New York $200 732 1 0 0
7 Virginia $175 731 0 0 18
8 New Hampshire $75 731 0 0 18
9 South Dakota $100 730 1 0 0
10 Iowa $300 366 1 0 18
11 Ohio $370 377 1 0 0
12 Louisiana $271 366 1 0 0
13 Oregon $55 374 1 0 0
14 Indiana $150 366 0 0 18
15 Colorado $110 181 1 0 18
16 Washington $200 182 1 0 0
17 Arkansas $2,750 1 1 0 0
18 Kansas $495 0 1 0 18
19 Minnesota $432 0 2 0 0
20 Florida $300 2 1 0 18
21 Delaware $196 3 1 0 18
22 North Dakota $200 1 1 0 18
23 Idaho $220 0 1 0 18
24 Wisconsin $115 2 1 0 18
25 Texas $600 3 1 0 0
26 West Virginia $662 0 1 0 0
27 Alabama $530 2 1 0 0
28 Georgia $270 1 1 0 0
29 New Mexico $269 0 1 0 0
30 North Carolina $265 0 1 0 0
31 Maine $221 0 0 0 18
32 Illinois $150 2 1 0 0
33 Kentucky $100 3 1 0 0
34 Missouri $150 0 1 0 0
35 Mississippi $100 1 1 0 0
36 Tennessee $25 2 1 0 0
37 Pennsylvania $350 2 0 0 0
38 Oklahoma $200 1 0 0 0
39 Michigan $150 1 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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