Location:
LICENSING;
Scope:
Connecticut laws/regulations;

OLR Research Report


April 24, 2013

 

2013-R-0215

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE CHANGES OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS

By: Duke Chen, Legislative Analyst II

You asked how much occupational license and registration fees have changed in the last 10 years (2003-2013).

SUMMARY

License and registration fees for state-credentialed occupations were generally raised only once in the last 10 years. The vast majority of these fee increases were part of the 2009 budget bill (PA 09-3), which generally (1) doubled fees under $150, (2) increased fees between $150 and $1,000 by 25%, and (3) added $250 to fees of $1,000 or more.

Table 1 shows the fees for an initial license or registration in 2003 and 2013, by department. The table does not show renewal fees, which in some cases may be higher or lower than the initial fees.

Table 1: Initial Occupational Fees

License or Registration

2003 Fee

2013 Fee

Difference

Citation

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

Architect

$150

$190

+$40

20-292, 33-182l

Auto. fire sprinkler system layout technician

150

150

0

20-304a, Reg. 20-300-15

Community association manager

100

100

0

20-452

Itinerant vendor

100

200

+100

21-28

Itinerant vendor—managing

100

200

+100

21-28

Court reporter/shorthand reporter

150

190

+40

20-653

Mobile manufactured home seller

300

375

+75

21-67

Electrical journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Electrical contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Elevator contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Elevator journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Fire protection contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Fire protection journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Glaziers contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Glaziers journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Heating & cooling contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Heating & cooling journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Home heating oil dealer

100

200

+100

16a-23m

Home improvement contractor

60

120

+60

20-421

Home improvement salesman

60

120

+60

20-421

Home inspector (biennial)

200

200

0

20-492b

Interior designer

150

190

+40

20-377m

Land surveyor

110

220

+110

20-305

Landscape architect

140

160

+20

20-374, 33-182l

Major contractor

500

500

0

20-341gg

Mechanical contractor

110

110

0

20-341y

New home construction contractor

120

240

+120

20-417b

Pharmacist

100

200

+100

20-601, 33-182l

Pharmacist intern

30

60

+30

20-601

Pharmacy technician

50

100

+50

20-335

Plumbing contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Plumbing journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Professional engineer

110

220

+110

20-292, 33-182l

Professional engineer & land surveyor

110

220

+110

20-292, 33-182l

Public service technician - gas

60

120

+60

20-335

Public service technician-telephone

60

120

+60

20-335

Public weigher

20

40

+20

43-16f

Real estate appraiser-state certified general

300

375

+75

20-509, 20-511

Real estate appraiser-state provisional licensed

50

100

+50

20-509, 20-511

Real estate broker

450

565

+115

20-314

Real estate salesperson

225

285

+60

20-314

Sheet metal contractor

75

150

+75

20-335

Sheet metal journeyman

60

120

+60

20-335

Swimming pool contractor

75

150

+75

20-417aa, 20-335

Swimming pool journeyman

60

120

+60

20-417aa, 20-335

TV & radio antenna dealer

100

200

+100

20-349

TV & radio service dealer

100

200

+100

20-350

TV & radio technician - antenna

40

80

+40

20-357a

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

TV & radio electronics technician

40

80

+40

20-351

TV & radio owner technician

100

200

+100

20-357

Weights & measures device dealer

25

50

+25

43-47

Weights & measures device repairer

10

20

+10

43-47

Well driller – W1 - water contractor

44

88

+44

25-129

Well driller – W2 - water driller

44

88

+44

25-129

Well driller – W3 - non-water contractor

44

88

+44

25-129

Well driller – W4 - non-water driller

44

88

+44

25-129

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Initial educator

100

200

+100

10-145b(l)

Professional educator

300

375

+75

10-145b(l)

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Arborist (five-year license)

25

50

+25

23-61b

Forester (five-year certification)

Set by commissioner

--

23-65h

Licensed environmental professional

225

425

+200

22a-133v

DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE (DOI)

Surety bail bond agent

Set by DOI

100

--

38a-660, 38a-11

Casualty adjuster

40

80

+40

38a-11

Certified insurance consultant

200

250

+50

38a-11

Fraternal agent

40

80

+40

38a-11

Insurance producer

40

80

+40

38a-11

Motor vehicle damage appraiser

40

80

+40

38a-11

Public adjuster

125

250

+125

38a-11

Reinsurance intermediaries

500

625

+125

38a-11

Surplus lines broker

500

625

+125

38a-11

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Acupuncturist

100

200

+100

20-206bb

Advanced practice registered nurse

100

200

+100

20-94a

Alcohol and drug counselor certification

150

190

+40

20-74s

Alcohol and drug counselor license

150

190

+40

20-74s

Asbestos consultant/planner

200

250

+50

20-436

Asbestos consultant inspector

200

250

+50

20-436

Asbestos consultant project manager

200

250

+50

20-436

Asbestos contractor

500

625

+125

20-435

Audiologist or speech pathologist

100

200

+100

20-412

Athletic trainer

100

190

+90

20-65k

Barber

50

100

+50

20-239

Chiropractor

450

565

+115

20-27

Dental anesthesia conscious sedation

160

200

+40

20-123b

Dental hygienist

75

100

+25

20-126n, 19a-88

Dentist

450

565

+115

20-113a, 19a-88, 33-182l

Dietitian/nutritionist

150

190

+40

20-206n

Embalmer

165

210

+45

20-213

Funeral director

165

210

+45

20-217

Hairdresser/cosmetician

50

100

+50

20-253

Hearing instrument specialist

100

250

+150

20-398

Homeopathic physician

450

565

+115

20-11

Electrologist

75

150

+75

20-270

Lead abatement supervisor

25

50

+25

20-476

Lead abatement worker

25

50

+25

20-476

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Lead abatement contractor

500

625

+125

20-475

Lead abatement consultant contractor

500

625

+125

20-475

Lead consultant

25

50

+25

20-476

Lead inspector

25

50

+25

20-476

Lead inspector risk assessor

25

50

+25

20-476

Lead planner project designer

25

50

+25

20-476

Licensed nurse midwife

100

100

--

20-86c

Licensed practical nurse

75

150

+75

20-96

Marital & family therapist

250

315

+65

20-195c

Massage therapist

300

375

+75

20-206b

Midwife

100

100

--

20-86g

Naturopathic physician

450

565

+115

20-37

Nursing home administrator

100

200

+100

19a-512

Occupational therapy assistant

100

200

+100

20-74f

Occupational therapist

100

200

+100

20-74f

Optician

100

200

+100

20-149

Optician apprentice

25

50

+25

20-159

Optometrist

450

565

+115

20-130

Osteopathic physician

450

565

+115

20-12

Paramedic

75

150

+75

20-206ll

Physical therapist

225

285

+60

20-70

Physical therapist assistant

150

190

+40

20-70

Physician assistant

150

190

+40

20-12b

Physician/surgeon

450

565

+115

20-11

Podiatrist

450

565

+115

20-55

Professional counselor

250

315

+65

20-195cc

Psychologist

450

565

+115

20-187a

Radiological technician

100

200

+100

20-74bb

Registered nurse

90

180

+90

20-93

Respiratory care practitioner

150

190

+40

20-162o

Sanitarian

40

80

+40

20-360

Social worker

250

315

+65

20-195o

Speech pathologist

100

200

+100

20-412

Subsurface sewer cleaner

10

20

+10

20-341e

Subsurface sewer installer

25

50

+25

20-341e

Veterinarian

450

565

+115

20-201

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

Accountant

75

150

+75

20-281c

SUPERIOR COURT

Attorney

450

565

+115

51-81b

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