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 »

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 »