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 »

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 »

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 »

PCC Supports Federal Credentialing Bill

On July 31, The Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to announce the PCC’s support for S. 379, federal legislation to allow beneficiaries to use 529 plan funds to cover expenses associated with obtaining a post-secondary credential. By enabling individuals… 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 »