StateScoop: Maryland ‘OneStop’ portal gathers hundreds of licenses in one location

StateScoop: Maryland ‘OneStop’ portal gathers hundreds of licenses in one location. “With an eye on making state government run more efficiently, the State of Maryland has announced a modern online portal to host information about all license and permits available in the state — more than 300 in total. The portal, now in beta, is called Maryland OneStop and provides a single location for users seeking all types of licenses from across the state government’s many agencies and departments.”

Tribune Democrat: SFU database tracks occupational licensing

Tribune Democrat: SFU database tracks occupational licensing. “The Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at St. Francis University launched a national database on Thursday that will document and track the occupational licensing regulations of thousands of professions across the nation. The database, which is free and now open to the public, has collected regulatory information that effects multiple medical professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, massage therapists and physical therapists, among many others.”

Massachusetts Launches New Lookup Tool for Educator Licensure

The state of Massachusetts has launched a new search engine for educator licensure. “The Department frequently receives inquiries about individuals’ licensure status. In creating the public lookup, ESE is both making that information easier for the public to find and joining the majority of states nationally that already offer such a tool. The Department’s public lookup tool provides information about the current status of licenses that educators hold. All information on the site is a matter of public record, and ESE consulted with teachers’ unions, principals’ associations, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators when developing the tool.”