PA Legislation Threatens Private Certification

ASAE is concerned that a bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House poses a threat to private certification. In its current form, House Bill 811 could inappropriately interfere with the right of many private credentialing organizations to adopt and enforce their own ethics codes and procedures. ASAE is also concerned that, depending on the reading of… Read more »

Webinar to Focus on Professional Certification Threats

ASAE and its Government Relations Section Council are hosting a free webinar Feb. 4 on the proliferation of state legislation that challenges voluntary professional credentialing programs run by associations. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have had some success defeating or modifying occupational licensing reform bills in several states, but are still tracking similar bills… Read more »

Kasich Signs Amended Certification Bill in Ohio

Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich last Friday signed into law Senate Bill 255, which establishes a statewide policy on occupational regulations but was amended to address some concerns from the association community. ASAE commends the Professional Certification Commission (PCC) and some Ohio-based associations – in particular, the Ohio Society of Association Executives and the Ohio… Read more »

PCC, ALEC Meet to Discuss Licensing Reform

ASAE and other members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) recently had a productive discussion with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has pushed for occupational licensing reform legislation in the states. Bills introduced this year in Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio and Michigan have all used ALEC model legislative language. The meeting between PCC members… Read more »

MSAE Testifies at Committee on Regulatory Reform

ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have been monitoring Michigan House Bill 6114 as it relates to certification issues. This legislation calls for a commission to make recommendations, rather than mandating statutory or regulatory changes, so its impact on the certification community is less direct than some of the other legislation we have been monitoring. Nonetheless,… Read more »