Licensed companions are licensend prostitutes. There are various levels that are licensed by the state. The lowest level and lowest paying, is a basic street walker, who walks the streets looking for their next customer. Other levels are based on the amount a person can charge a customer. Licensed companions, or LCs, are required by the state to be tested for both sexually transmitted diseases and drug usage.

Most upper level LCs work out of their home and screen their potential clients. They are also likely to have regular clients.