/ Modified apr 22, 2019 3:23 p.m.

New Law Eases Requirements for Licensed Professionals Moving to Arizona

AP reporter Jonathan Cooper discusses the legislation with Arizona 360.

Starting next year, Arizona will have two new laws on the books that change the rules around licensed professions. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation this week that removes cosmetology licensing requirements for people who only blow dry, shampoo and style hair. Another bill signed the previous week makes Arizona the first state to recognize occupational licenses from other states. If a new resident was licensed for at least a year in a different state and has a clean professional record, they can skip some of the steps licensing boards require from first-time applicants. It's the first law of its kind in the country. Associated Press reporter Jonathan Cooper explained its stipulations.

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