Fair Chance Licensing for People with Records

Occupational licensing now affects 1 in 4 jobs, creating barriers for workers with records seeking high-demand, well-paying careers.

Ensuring Equitable Access to Jobs and Licensing

There has been a dramatic expansion of occupational licensing, which requires people to obtain permission from a government agency—and, commonly, pass a background check—before they can work. A license to work is now required for one in four jobs, including many good-paying jobs that are in high demand in healthcare and other industries.

We are working to ensure equitable access to jobs and licensing inclusive of people with records.

Fair Chance Licensing Campaign Resources