PCC Voices Concern With Aspects of CT ‘Clean Slate’ Law

The certification community, led by the Professional Certification Coalition, has expressed concern with provisions of a recently enacted “clean slate” law in Connecticut that prohibits some private organizations in the state from basing eligibility and disciplinary decisions on certain criminal convictions.  Clean slate laws for ex-offenders provide for automatic sealing or erasure of criminal conviction… Read more »

Appeals Court Provides Win for Credentialing Community

A recent federal court ruling affirmed that associations and other private certification bodies have the right to establish their own credentialing standards. ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.), founding members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC), filed an amicus brief in the case, Kenney v. American Board of Internal Medicine. The initial complaint,… Read more »

ASAE Ramps Up Support for 529 Bill

ASAE and its Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) are urging associations to support a bipartisan bill introduced last December to allow “529” education savings accounts to be used for workforce training, professional certification and other credentialing program costs. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act was introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman… Read more »

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 »