ERIC Number: ED199442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Licensure: What Vocational Educators Should Know. Information Series No. 219.
This paper provides an overview of the occupational regulation system, particularly licensure, in order that vocational educators may provide input into the regulative process and adequate information to students. The purpose and background of the licensure regulation process are traced. The function and workings of licensing boards are discussed. Licensing regulations that directly affect vocational education programs (those that pertain to education and training, experience, and examinations) are described. Licensing requirements that are unrelated to skill development and evaluation (residency, good moral character, and citizenship) are also covered. Mandatory continuing education, reexamination, and peer review are examined as strategies to ensure continuing competence of licensees. Several of the broader ramifications of licensure, including increased costs, restricted entry to jobs and training, limited scopes of practice, limited interstate mobility, and diminished opportunities for minorities and women, are discussed. Ten policy considerations and recommendations are included. An appendix lists various national governmental and non-governmental agencies supplying information about licensing and certification and state occupational and professional licensing agencies. (MN)
Descriptors: Certification, Competence, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Definitions, Eligibility, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Females, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Policy, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Standards, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.