by Charlie Boyer
The Licensing Committee continues to meet monthly to consider a variety of related topics, including budgeting income from license fees, application procedures and requirements, discussion and approval of license application, and other issues as they arise. We have an open, flexible agenda, and our talks are always lively and productive.
We want to remind applicants for new and renewal licenses that the “M.P.” designation is now a minimum requirement for licensure. When an application is submitted, the Committee will need to verify that an applicant is a member of IAC, has passed the IAC written exam, and has submitted a Learning Agreement.
More than half our total licensees are from Spanish-speaking countries, with others from places as diverse as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia. We have been working to develop ways to better serve our licensees whose principal language is other than English. We’ve a ways to go, but we believe we have made a good deal of progress, thanks to the bi-lingual abilities of Pepe del Rio. The Committee really needs at least one member who is fluent both in Spanish and English to assist us. If you are qualified and interested in serving IAC on the Licensing Committee, please contact us via the email link below.
Our recent work has involved a lot of clarifying of a number of procedures and requirements for licensure. The “M.P.” designation, mentioned above, is one example of these efforts. What we’ve found is that clarifying one thing usually leads to another, and so our next major task will be to review and revise the Licensing Handbook that will be accessible from the IAC website.
Since 2011, Pepe del Rio has chaired the Licensing Committee, but he will soon be leaving the Committee to serve IAC in another role. Deb Chisholm has agreed to serve as Chair and is working closely with Pepe during this time of transition. A huge Thank You! To Pepe for his superb work on this Committee!
Committee members Pepe del Rio, Deb Chisholm, and Charlie Boyer welcome your suggestions and comments. Contact the Licensing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.