529 Bill Endorsed by Richmond Times-Dispatch

A bipartisan bill to expand individuals’ use of “529” education savings accounts to cover the costs of professional certification and credentialing programs was endorsed this week in an editorial by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act was introduced last month by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) to… Read more »

ASAE Endorses Bill to Expand 529 Savings Accounts

ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have endorsed a bipartisan bill introduced Dec. 6 to expand individuals’ use of “529” education savings accounts to cover the costs of professional certification and credentialing programs. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act was introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) to help students… Read more »

Federal Court Dismisses Medical Certification Suit

A federal court in Philadelphia recently dismissed a complaint that challenged requirements for physicians seeking to maintain certification set by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The lawsuit, brought by a group of internal medicine specialty physicians, alleged that ABIM illegally “tied” certification and re-certification in violation of the antitrust laws.  It also alleged… Read more »

Certification Coalition Kicks Off Year Two

This month marks the start of year two for ASAE’s Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). Created by ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence – and with support from the Pillsbury law firm – the PCC informs policymakers about the importance of voluntary professional certification and helps uphold responsible standards to certify professionals in all lines… Read more »

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 »