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

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

Cathodic Protection Tester



Highlights

License required in 16 states
48th most burdensome licensing requirements
56th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Cathodic protection testers inspect cathodic protection systems of buried or submerged metal piping and tank systems. Cathodic protection is the utilization of the electrical properties of corrosion of metallic substances to provide a system for the protection of steel underground storage tanks, metallic piping or any other buried metallic structure, to extend their useful life (to prevent underground storage tanks from rusting).

Summary

Sixteen states require cathodic protection testers to obtain licenses. All require about eight days of coursework; Iowa and New Jersey also
require two years of experience. Nearly every state requires workers to pass two exams; Alaska requires only one.

(Last updated April 30, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Iowa $1,850 738 2 0 18
2 New Jersey $1,500 738 2 0 0
3 Wisconsin $1,570 8 2 0 0
4 Michigan $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Maine $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Minnesota $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 New Hampshire $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Nebraska $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 California $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Vermont $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Illinois $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Wyoming $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Alabama $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Kentucky $1,500 8 2 0 0
4 Idaho $1,500 8 2 0 0
16 Alaska $155 8 1 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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