With support from a legal team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, ICE and ASAE formed the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) to promote and represent non-governmental professional certification organizations and programs and their service providers. The PCC advances the best interests of those who use or rely on professional certification—such as employers, reimbursers and the general public—as well as of individual professionals themselves who achieve professional certification status.
The PCC has been monitoring and analyzing bills introduced in the 2019 state legislative sessions that impact private certification. The PCC has identified over 70 bills across the nation that affect private certification in four principal contexts:
- Occupational Licensing Reform
- Governmental versus Private Certification
- Consumer Choice Acts (or Right to Earn a Living Acts)
- Criminal Conviction Re-entry Legislation
The PCC urges participation from all those involved in professional certification, including certification agencies and programs themselves, professional societies that conduct or support certification, and nonprofits or companies that provide services to professional certification programs.
Please feel free to share this with any interested colleagues in the community. Any organization or company involved in professional certification is urged to learn more about the Professional Certification Coalition and to consider joining its efforts.
Please forward all questions to Denise Roosendaal at firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain general information about the Professional Certification Coalition or to join, please contact email@example.com or visit the coalition webpage.