Legislation to eliminate licensing requirements for CPAs and other professions has gained traction in dozens of states, and it’s possible that Wisconsin could join their ranks.
The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is currently conducting a review of state occupational-licensing requirements, pursuant to a request made in the 2017-’19 biennial budget. The DSPS hopes to gain a better understanding of the occupational licenses that exist in Wisconsin, determine how the state’s licensing requirements compare to other states’ laws and ensure that the state retains whatever licenses are necessary to protect the welfare of the public.
This is a critical issue for CPAs, and it is very important that members weigh in by completing the survey from the DSPS. The survey deadline is Dec. 10. Read this article to understand this issue completely.