PCC, ALEC Meet to Discuss Licensing Reform

ASAE and other members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) recently had a productive discussion with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has pushed for occupational licensing reform legislation in the states. Bills introduced this year in Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio and Michigan have all used ALEC model legislative language. The meeting between PCC members… Read more »

MSAE Testifies at Committee on Regulatory Reform

ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have been monitoring Michigan House Bill 6114 as it relates to certification issues. This legislation calls for a commission to make recommendations, rather than mandating statutory or regulatory changes, so its impact on the certification community is less direct than some of the other legislation we have been monitoring. Nonetheless,… Read more »

Ohio Bill Impacts Certification Programs

ASAE is urging its members to weigh in on legislation in Ohio that would impact professional certification programs run by associations. Ohio Senate Bill 255 calls for the government to set up its own voluntary certification programs in certain cases to compete with those administered by associations. The bill passed the Ohio Senate in June… 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 »

CA Passes Strict Data Privacy Law

Industry groups are mobilizing against California’s new data privacy law, which they say was rushed through the state legislature and quickly signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The far-reaching law, which doesn’t take effect until 2020, is similar to new European Union standards for data privacy that took effect in May. The California Consumer… Read more »