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 »

ASAE, ICE Form Professional Certification Coalition

In order to proactively bring the association community together to combat the spread of  legislation impacting professional certification programs, ASAE and The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) have formed the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). The mission of the PCC is to inform the state legislative process about voluntary professional certification in the face of state legislative… Read more »

House Hearing Explores Occupational Licensing

Lawmakers heard testimony June 20 on occupational licensing and its effects on economic growth, while acknowledging the issue should be left primarily to the states to determine whether over-regulation is creating barriers to employment. “Occupational licensing plays an important role in protecting consumers and ensuring high-quality service,” said Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), who chairs the… Read more »

House Hearing to Focus on Occupational Licensing

The notice can be found on the House Education and Workforce website here.   While ASAE and other associations track a proliferation of state legislation that has posed a threat to voluntary certification programs, a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee has scheduled a hearing June 20 on occupational licensing and reducing barriers to employment…. Read more »

MO Credentialing Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri House Bill 1719, the Professional Employer Organization Act, was signed into law June 1 just prior to Governor Eric Greitens’ resignation. The bill’s signing was not unexpected as it was wrapped into an omnibus package that required passage prior to the Legislature ending its session. As previously reported in Inroads, ASAE believes this bill… Read more »