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Any Professional Licensee Folks HERE?

 
 
Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2021 04:36 pm
Most prof jobs in which services are provided for a fee, require CEU;s. every license renewal pwriod. In most of the states that I operate in the licenses require 24CEU;s every 3 yers (ODD NO YEARS ARE THE DEADLINES).
The problem with 2020 was that all the courses etc were either cancelled o went virtual with no CEU tally .

I took my professional ethics update but that was but 1 PDH (professional development hour). Anybody in a similar jammup due to covid and the lock downs??

I contacted several states and got some surprising answers "We didnt even think of that"A number of collagus (thos mostly practicing in nvironmental fields ha the opportunities to collect their CEU;s virtually, Mine are more reserchy and mining rlated so Id always relied on conferences and field trips (Of which most organization and states have cancelled till after 2021 is over .

Im either going to have to retire my license for a short time (thus making it a felony to practice without one)

Any ideas? fellow licensees?

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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jul, 2021 05:56 am
@farmerman,
nobody eh? How bout all the lawyers, and medical types?
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2021 10:35 pm
@farmerman,
Noone has to perioically hone their skills for display?
How bout teachers?? you guys have CEU requirements no?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 2 Aug, 2021 11:55 pm
@farmerman,
Can't you just renew your Licenses? If there are no requirements available now, perhaps later, but you shouldn't be penalized. I'm a firm believer in keeping your licenses current........if you let it lapse, who knows what the qualifying tests will look like.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2021 08:54 am
@glitterbag,
no, they havent (apparently) removed the requirements for the number of CEU's to comply with the professional lerning requirement.(This is pretty much the same all over where biennial licensing renewal is required)
I WANT to stay current, its just that with covide, we were almost unable to acquire the CEU's from such things as work-shops, fild emo, field investigations, lab servive, conferences etc. In the last yer almost ALL of these venues were cancelled, and now are being asked to show evidence that weve taken the classwork for license renewal.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2021 02:14 pm
@farmerman,
That sounds like a requirement that could be challenged legally. Obviously, it's an unfair situation but I'm not a lawyer. It just seems to be an unreasonable condition to enforce. You're probably not the only person trying to deal with this, is there a board or someone you can appeal to. I'm sorry, I have no experience in your line of work/experience so I'm not the best person to suggest possibilities.........I'm thinking of how things worked in DOD, sometimes even the military would make accommodation for hardships. Maybe I'm off kilter here, but I think a Pandemic would be considered a hardship. I'm not trying to be flip, I'm just unfamiliar with the culture of your profession.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2021 04:06 pm
@glitterbag,
Id love to have you on the board. I have appealed to the Pa Va Me SC,Oh, In Calif, boards of licensure for engineers geologists and surveyors. Same stuff different state. Most of the boards are mae up of engineers and I think they are only now coming to grips with this situation.
I may get som relief in PA, They were talking aboout holding the requirements steady until the next licensing perio, 2023.

Nobody really considers "fairness" when it comes to regs.(At last Im not being disenfranchised on my geo society vote as a fellow.

PS, you know my spelling really sucks .Do you hve trouble reading my posts ?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2021 06:12 pm
@farmerman,
Nah, I'm a linguist plus working in and near D.C. with enlisted people from all over the country gave me a leg up on accents and idioms. Toss in a dash of native speakers and in a few minutes I can decipher it.

On serious note, it's always tidier for the bean counters to refuse exceptions and when you couple that with rigid rule followers you disallow too many people. I'm not suggesting lax interpretation or anything like that, it just seems they are working against their own best interests if they attempt to enforce course requirements that don't exist.

((I could alway write a letter on your behalf ...... I have to admit I love to twist arms on paper))
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