CLEAR Learning Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2000
    • 31 Dec 2015
    • Virtual training - at your desktop!

    Board MembersCLEAR is pleased to offer the Online Introduction to Regulatory Governance program.  The new online platform combines the effectiveness of CLEAR’s Introduction to Regulatory Governance with the convenience of on-demand training. 

    The interactive presentation includes scenarios, self-quizzes, and other interactive exercises to engage board members in their learning.  Participation will prepare board members to:

    • Understand their role in promoting the public interest
    • Operate in line with key concepts in regulatory governance
    • Be effective rulemakers
    • Set appropriate standards for the assessment of initial and continuing competence
    • Effectively handle the various vehicles of disciplinary action

    The online program is made up of five modules which are designed to take 30-40 minutes each to complete.  The training modules are:

    Foundations of Occupational and Professional Regulation
    -content includes: the importance of regulatory boards; rationale for licensure; typical pro and con arguments; and an overview of trends in licensure-

    Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member
    -content includes: board member responsibility; defining "the public interest"; requirements for service on regulatory boards; how a board member can participate effectively; the purpose of appointing public members; and ethical considerations-

    Administrative Rulemaking
    -content includes: what is a rule? kinds of rules; authority to issue rules; when is a rule needed? writing a good rule; avoiding problem areas; regular procedures for adopting rules; notice and publication; public comment and hearing process; and emergency rulemaking-

    Professional Discipline
    -content includes: steps in the enforcement process; characteristics of a strong enforcement process; receiving and sharing information; types of disciplinary sanctions; and practitioner impairment-

    Assessing Competence
    -content includes: continuing education programs and their availability; criteria for MCE programs; and continued competence- 


    Technical Needs:

    CLEAR's Online Introduction to Regulatory Governance program is offered via web-based, flash platform.  Please test your individual session by viewing the preview here.  


    Using the Online Learning Platform:

    Upon receipt of an individual registration or agency subscription, CLEAR will send the link to the online training portal.  Subscribers should expect to receive their username and password within one week.  One username/password combination will be created for each subscription.      


    • 08 Jul 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Webinar: at your desk! (1:00 P.M. Eastern)

    This webinar will provide an introduction to a relatively little-known, but very powerful, litigation tool that can be used in a program’s fight against test piracy, known as an ex parte seizure order. This legal procedure, in the right circumstances, allows a testing program to conduct an unannounced raid of an alleged pirate’s premises. As a companion step to the filing of a copyright infringement lawsuit, an unannounced raid offers the opportunity to seize evidence without warning, before that evidence can be hidden or destroyed. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the legal basis for ex parte seizures, the standard for obtaining permission to conduct a seizure, and the pros and cons of this approach. This webinar is a prequel to a companion session, Exploring the Use of Ex Parte Seizures to Combat Exam Piracy, to be presented at the CLEAR conference in Boston. During the conference session, several testing programs will share their own experiences and lessons learned after conducting unannounced raids upon suspected test pirates.


    Interested in this topic but not sure if you’ll make it to the conference session in Boston? You can still plan to join us for this background webinar, and we’ll make sure you receive the materials from the full conference session as well.


    Presenter:

    Jennifer Semko, partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP


    Offerings are presented through a web-based PowerPoint and audio teleconference, allowing attendees to participate and ask questions from their own office or conference room.  Using a speakerphone and PowerPoint at your location, you can have multiple attendees for one registration fee. Attendees receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation after the webinar.  Webinar attendees can also choose to purchase the webinar recording at a discounted rate when registering.


    Webinar sponsorship opportunities

    • 16 Jul 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Webinar: at your desk! (1:00 P.M. Eastern)

    Assessing Competence content includes:
    the board’s role in entry to practice assessments, continuing education programs and their applicability; and ways to evaluate continued competence
    July 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

     

    Attendees will participate via a web and telephone audio-based, interactive presentation.

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Webinar: at your desk! (1:00 P.M. Eastern)

    This webinar will provide an introduction to LEAN principles.  What is LEAN? The main idea of LEAN is to maximize value while minimizing waste. The principles of LEAN encourage organizations to identify the value to the consumer, identify all the steps in the process, and create an optimal flow that removes wasted steps. This webinar is a prequel to a companion session, Applying LEAN Principles to the Complaint Review Process, to be presented at the CLEAR conference in Boston. The conference session will present the results of applying LEAN principles to the complaint review process to help assess what adds value to the investigation.


    Interested in this topic but not sure if you’ll make it to the conference session in Boston? You can still plan to join us for this background webinar, and we’ll make sure you receive the materials from the full conference session as well.


    Presenters:

    Barbara Damchik-Dykes, disciple coordinator, Minnesota Board of Nursing

    Rene Cronquist, director of practice and policy, Minnesota Board of Nursing


    Offerings are presented through a web-based PowerPoint and audio teleconference, allowing attendees to participate and ask questions from their own office or conference room.  Using a speakerphone and PowerPoint at your location, you can have multiple attendees for one registration fee. Attendees receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation after the webinar.  Webinar attendees can also choose to purchase the webinar recording at a discounted rate when registering.


    Webinar sponsorship opportunities

    • 26 Aug 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Webinar: at your desk! (1:00 P.M. Eastern)

    Why do some registrants appear resilient in the face of challenging conditions while others experience negative effects, increasing the risk of making poor professional judgments and compromising client safety? This webinar will recap the study methodology of international research into the factors that contribute to resilience and protect against burnout in regulated social workers in six countries. This webinar is a prequel to a companion session, Resilient Registrants - Evidence Based Advice to Regulators, to be presented at the CLEAR conference in Boston. The conference session will give the final results of the research and a report on a forum discussing how the results could potentially impact on future ways to regulate professions.


    Interested in this topic but not sure if you’ll make it to the conference session in Boston? You can still plan to join us for this background webinar, and we’ll make sure you receive the materials from the full conference session as well.


    Presenters:

    Ginny Hanrahan, ceo, Health and Social Care Professionals Council Ireland, CORU

    Jenny Bulbulia, council member, Health and Social Care Professionals Council Ireland, CORU


    Offerings are presented through a web-based PowerPoint and audio teleconference, allowing attendees to participate and ask questions from their own office or conference room.  Using a speakerphone and PowerPoint at your location, you can have multiple attendees for one registration fee. Attendees receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation after the webinar.  Webinar attendees can also choose to purchase the webinar recording at a discounted rate when registering.


    Webinar sponsorship opportunities

    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Boston, MA
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Basic National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Boston, Massachusetts from September 14-16, 2015.

     

    CLEAR’s Basic Program provides a three day, hands-on training and certification program in investigation and inspection techniques and procedures. Participants will receive: 

    Day One: (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., coffee and continental breakfast items will be provided.
    Introduction and Welcome: A member of CLEAR's staff and an instructor review the NCIT curriculum and answer any questions about the training program (0.5 hour)

    Professional Conduct: Learn how to develop professional attitudes, conducts and relationships with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies (1.5 hour)

    Principles of Administrative Law & the Regulatory Process: Provides the basic guidelines to understanding administrative law and procedure and the regulatory process (2 hours)
    Investigative Process: Teaches a basic understanding of the investigative process including the intake of complaints, investigative planning and the execution of an investigative plan (4 hours)

    Day Two: (8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

    Principles of Evidence: Reviews sources of evidence law, types and forms of evidence and the rules and use of evidence in administrative proceedings (2 hours)

    Evidence Collection, Tagging & Storage: Furnishes the student with basic guidelines for gathering evidence, including proper techniques of custody and storage of evidence (2 hours)
    Interviewing Techniques: Explains the proper interviewing method, how to establish rapport, and proper and improper questioning techniques. (4 hours)

    Day Three: (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

    Overview of Inspections & Inspection Procedures: Reviews the inspector’s role and the specific steps of an inspection; from planning and conducting the inspection to writing the formal report (1 hour)
    Report Writing: Teaches students ways to improve factual, investigative reports. Learn how to write a report that is accurate, logical, clear, concise and complete (3 hours)
    Testifying in Administrative & Criminal Proceedings: Provides attendees with an understanding of the role of the prosecutor, as well as mental and physical preparation for testifying on the witness stand (2 hours)
    Question and Answer Session:
    Attendees are invited to ask any questions that have not been answered during the course of the training (1 hour)
    Examination: a multiple choice exam that tests students’ learning. A score of 70% or better, plus a year of employment with your agency/organization, qualifies the student for CLEAR certification (1 hour)


    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    HOTEL and TRAINING LOCATION:

    The Boston Park Plaza is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only blocks from Boston Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
     Boston Park Plaza Hotel
     50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
    www.bostonparkplaza.com


    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes). Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate. 


    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.

     

    Airport Shuttle -

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

     

    Boston Super Shuttle

    US$16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

     

    GO Boston Shuttle

    US$17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com
      
     Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities
          

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Boston, MA
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Specialized National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Boston, Massachusetts from September 14-16, 2015.

     

    CLEAR’s Specialized Program offers in-depth training in three subjects (note: prerequisite-completion of the NCIT Basic Program).


    Participants will receive:
    Day One: Advanced Interviewing (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cognitive Memory Recall Interview Technique
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Behavioral Analysis Interview Technique
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Two: Advanced Investigative Analysis (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scene/Location Analysis
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Written Statement Analysis
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Three: Investigative Report Development (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Collecting, Organizing and Reporting
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Developing Report Formats
    12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Obtaining Written Statements
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination


    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    HOTEL and TRAINING LOCATION:

    The Boston Park Plaza is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only blocks from Boston Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
     Boston Park Plaza Hotel
     50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
    www.bostonparkplaza.com


    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes). Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate.  


    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.

     

    Airport Shuttle -

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

     

    Boston Super Shuttle

    US$16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

     

    GO Boston Shuttle

    US$17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com
      
     Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities
          

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Boston, MA | Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912
    The Executive Leadership Program for Regulators: Building Regulatory Leaders is a comprehensive three-day workshop covering a broad array of topics.  We discuss issues and problems associated with Creating a Positive Public Relations Program (what is the message, who is the audience, when to build media partnerships, and how to manage the medium and the message), Creating an Appropriate Relationship with the Stakeholders and Mastering the Art of Negotiation (importance of credibility, developing negotiation skills, and learning the variables that influence regulation), identifying and understanding the numerous types and styles of Regulatory Leadership, and Organizational Culture and Change.

    After registering, attendees are asked to complete a brief survey so that the instructors can tailor the program to the specific needs and interests of those participating.  Attendees will participate in various role-playing activities, scenarios, group-work, and discussion.  In the course materials, attendees will find several valuable worksheets and checklists that they can take away and apply in their agencies and organizations. 

    Who should attend?
    The course content is directly relevant to those in a regulatory leadership position at any level of experience.  The course is also useful for marketing/communication personnel, legislators, board members, and legal counsel.

     

    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    HOTEL and TRAINING LOCATION:

    The Boston Park Plaza is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only blocks from Boston Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
     Boston Park Plaza Hotel
     50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
    www.bostonparkplaza.com


    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes). Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate. 


    *Please be advised that the Boston Park Plaza has sold out of CLEAR's room block for the night of Saturday, September 19, 2015. You may secure a room on that night at a reduced rate of $229 + taxes. All other nights remain available at the conference hotel rate from $169/night + taxes. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact Emily Glass at eglass@clearhq.org. 

     

    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.
     

    Airport Shuttle -

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

     

    Boston Super Shuttle

    US$16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

     

    GO Boston Shuttle

    US$17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com
      
     Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities
          

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Boston, MA | Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912

    Advanced Concepts in Regulatory Governance

    This program is a two-day workshop for seasoned Regulatory Board Members that will help them build on their experience in board service.  The program highlights strategies for dealing with some specific challenges faced by board members and provides opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, engagement and development.  The first day emphasizes the Relationships that are integral to regulatory functions, including dealing with transition, identifying the roles of governance versus management and facilitating positive communication; the second day focuses on the Accountability and Evaluation role of regulatory Board Members.  The program is designed to include interactive components which will allow attendees to apply the concepts to their own experiences.

     

    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    HOTEL and TRAINING LOCATION:

    The Boston Park Plaza is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only blocks from Boston Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
    Boston Park Plaza Hotel
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
    www.bostonparkplaza.com

    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes). Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate.

    *Please be advised that the Boston Park Plaza has sold out of CLEAR's room block for the night of Saturday, September 19, 2015. You may secure a room on that night at a reduced rate of $229 + taxes. All other nights remain available at the conference hotel rate from $169/night + taxes. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact Emily Glass at eglass@clearhq.org.

    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.
     

    Airport Shuttle -

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    Boston Super Shuttle

    US$16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

    GO Boston Shuttle

    US$17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com
      
    Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities
          

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Boston, MA | Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912
    CLEAR's Introduction to Regulatory Governance program features the following five modules:

    Foundations of Occupational and Professional Regulation
    content includes: the importance of regulatory boards; rationale for licensure; typical pro and con arguments; and an overview of trends in licensure

    Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member
    content includes: board member responsibility; defining "the public interest"; requirements for service on regulatory boards; how a board member can participate effectively; the purpose of appointing public members; and ethical considerations

    Administrative Rulemaking
    content includes: what is a rule?; kinds of rules; authority to issue rules; when is a rule needed?; writing a good rule; avoiding problem areas; regular procedures for adopting rules; notice and publication; public comment and hearing process; and emergency rulemaking

    Professional Discipline
    content includes: steps in the enforcement process; characteristics of a strong enforcement process; receiving and sharing information; types of disciplinary sanctions; and practitioner impairment

    Assessing Competence
    content includes: continuing education programs and their availability; criteria for MCE programs; and continued competence.

     

       

    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    HOTEL and TRAINING LOCATION:

    The Boston Park Plaza is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only blocks from Boston Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
     Boston Park Plaza Hotel
     50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
     
    www.bostonparkplaza.com

    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes). Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate.  


    *Please be advised that the Boston Park Plaza has sold out of CLEAR's room block for the night of Saturday, September 19, 2015. You may secure a room on that night at a reduced rate of $229 + taxes. All other nights remain available at the conference hotel rate from $169/night + taxes. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact Emily Glass at eglass@clearhq.org.

    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.
     

    Airport Shuttle -

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    Boston Super Shuttle

    US$16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

    GO Boston Shuttle

    US$17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com
      
     Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities
          

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

     

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Boston, MA | Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912
    Drug Diversion Investigators Workshop
       

    In order to conduct an effective drug diversion investigation one must have specialized knowledge and an understanding of the accountability system for controlled substances. This session discusses the current issues emerging in diversion of pharmaceuticals and the unique challenges they pose for regulatory authorities. 

     

    This program is offered in conjunction with CLEAR's Annual Educational Conference, September 17-19, 2015.

     

    Conference and Training Hotel:

    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and just blocks from Boston Common, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.


    Boston Park Plaza Hotel
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street | Boston

    (800) 225-2008
    www.bostonparkplaza.com


    CLEAR's initial block of discounted guest rooms has now sold out. A further block of rooms is available at $229 per night (single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes) Please use the access code CLEAR to secure the group rate. The discounted room rate is available until August 21, 2015 at 5 p.m. EDT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. After this cut-off date, reservations may be made based on availability and at the hotel's prevailing rate.

     

    Alert: Exhibitor Housing Services is not affiliated with CLEAR or this event.  CLEAR has not released attendee information to Exhibitor Housing Services.  If you receive a scam email or phone call from Exhibitor Housing Services, please do not follow their instructions for booking hotel accommodations for the CLEAR conference and training.  Please use the above information to book your hotel room.

    Airport Shuttle

    The Boston Park Plaza does not offer shuttle service.

     

    Super Shuttle

    $16 each way | www.supershuttle.com

     

    GO Boston Shuttle

    $17 each way | www.gobostonshuttle.com

     
    Taxis are at a typical rate of $35 one-way per person. Valet parking at the hotel is available for $48/day.


    CLEAR Learning Sponsorship Opportunities    

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing by August 8, 2015 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.


    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.
    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Sacramento, CA
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Basic National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Sacramento, CA from October 19-21, 2015.    

     

    CLEAR’s Basic Program provides a three day, hands-on training and certification program in investigation and inspection techniques and procedures. Participants will receive: 

    Day One: (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., coffee and continental breakfast items will be provided.
    Introduction and Welcome: A member of CLEAR's staff and an instructor review the NCIT curriculum and answer any questions about the training program (0.5 hour)

    Professional Conduct: Learn how to develop professional attitudes, conducts and relationships with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies (1.5 hour)

    Principles of Administrative Law & the Regulatory Process: Provides the basic guidelines to understanding administrative law and procedure and the regulatory process (2 hours)
    Investigative Process: Teaches a basic understanding of the investigative process including the intake of complaints, investigative planning and the execution of an investigative plan (4 hours)

    Day Two: (8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

    Principles of Evidence: Reviews sources of evidence law, types and forms of evidence and the rules and use of evidence in administrative proceedings (2 hours)

    Evidence Collection, Tagging & Storage: Furnishes the student with basic guidelines for gathering evidence, including proper techniques of custody and storage of evidence (2 hours)
    Interviewing Techniques: Explains the proper interviewing method, how to establish rapport, and proper and improper questioning techniques (4 hours)

    Day Three: (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

    Overview of Inspections & Inspection Procedures: Reviews the inspector’s role and the specific steps of an inspection; from planning and conducting the inspection to writing the formal report (1 hour)
    Report Writing: Teaches students ways to improve factual, investigative reports. Learn how to write a report that is accurate, logical, clear, concise and complete (3 hours)
    Testifying in Administrative & Criminal Proceedings: Provides attendees with an understanding of the role of the prosecutor, as well as mental and physical preparation for testifying on the witness stand (2 hours)
    Question and Answer Session:
    Attendees are invited to ask any questions that have not been answered during the course of the training (1 hour)
    Examination: a multiple choice exam that tests students’ learning. A score of 70% or better, plus a year of employment with your agency/organization, qualifies the student for CLEAR certification (1 hour)

    NCIT_logo.jpg


      Schedule is subject to change. Coffee/Tea and Pastries will be provided during a.m. breaks

     

    Conference and Training Hotel will be announced as soon as the location is confirmed.

     

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 28 days prior to the program to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.

     

    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Sacramento, CA
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Specialized National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Sacramento, CA on October 19-21, 2015. 

     

    CLEAR’s Specialized Program offers in-depth training in three subjects (note: prerequisite-completion of the NCIT Basic Program).


    Participants will receive:
    Day One: Advanced Interviewing (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cognitive Memory Recall Interview Technique
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Behavioral Analysis Interview Technique
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Two: Advanced Investigative Analysis (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scene/Location Analysis
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Written Statement Analysis
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Three: Investigative Report Development (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Collecting, Organizing and Reporting
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Developing Report Formats
    12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Obtaining Written Statements
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination


    NCIT_logo.jpg

    Schedule is subject to change. Coffee/Tea and Pastries will be provided during a.m. breaks

     

    The hotel accommodations will be announced when confirmed.

     

     

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 28 days prior to the program to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.

     

    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 02 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Nov 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Toronto, ON
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Specialized National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Toronto, Ontario on November 2-4, 2015. 

     

    CLEAR’s Specialized Program offers in-depth training in three subjects (note: prerequisite-completion of the NCIT Basic Program).


    Participants will receive:
    Day One: Advanced Interviewing (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cognitive Memory Recall Interview Technique
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Behavioral Analysis Interview Technique
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Two: Advanced Investigative Analysis (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scene/Location Analysis
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Written Statement Analysis
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination

    Day Three: Investigative Report Development (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Collecting, Organizing and Reporting
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Developing Report Formats
    12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Obtaining Written Statements
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer/Review
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Examination


    NCIT_logo.jpg

    Schedule is subject to change. Coffee/Tea and Pastries will be provided during a.m. breaks

     

    The hotel accommodations will be announced when confirmed

     

     

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 28 days prior to the program to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.

     

    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 02 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Nov 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Toronto, ON
    CLEAR is pleased to announce it will offer the Basic National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (NCIT) program in Toronto, Ontario from November 2-4, 2015.  

     

    CLEAR’s Basic Program provides a three day, hands-on training and certification program in investigation and inspection techniques and procedures. Participants will receive: 

    Day One: (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., coffee and continental breakfast items will be provided.
    Introduction and Welcome: A member of CLEAR's staff and an instructor review the NCIT curriculum and answer any questions about the training program (0.5 hour)

    Professional Conduct: Learn how to develop professional attitudes, conducts and relationships with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies (1.5 hour)

    Principles of Administrative Law & the Regulatory Process: Provides the basic guidelines to understanding administrative law and procedure and the regulatory process (2 hours)
    Investigative Process: Teaches a basic understanding of the investigative process including the intake of complaints, investigative planning and the execution of an investigative plan (4 hours)

    Day Two: (8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

    Principles of Evidence: Reviews sources of evidence law, types and forms of evidence and the rules and use of evidence in administrative proceedings (2 hours)

    Evidence Collection, Tagging & Storage: Furnishes the student with basic guidelines for gathering evidence, including proper techniques of custody and storage of evidence (2 hours)
    Interviewing Techniques: Explains the proper interviewing method, how to establish rapport, and proper and improper questioning techniques (4 hours)

    Day Three: (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

    Overview of Inspections & Inspection Procedures: Reviews the inspector’s role and the specific steps of an inspection; from planning and conducting the inspection to writing the formal report (1 hour)
    Report Writing: Teaches students ways to improve factual, investigative reports. Learn how to write a report that is accurate, logical, clear, concise and complete (3 hours)
    Testifying in Administrative & Criminal Proceedings: Provides attendees with an understanding of the role of the prosecutor, as well as mental and physical preparation for testifying on the witness stand (2 hours)
    Question and Answer Session:
    Attendees are invited to ask any questions that have not been answered during the course of the training (1 hour)
    Examination: a multiple choice exam that tests students’ learning. A score of 70% or better, plus a year of employment with your agency/organization, qualifies the student for CLEAR certification (1 hour)

    NCIT_logo.jpg


      Schedule is subject to change. Coffee/Tea and Pastries will be provided during a.m. breaks

     

    Conference and Training Hotel will be announced as soon as the location is confirmed.

     

    CLEAR cancellation policy:
    Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 28 days prior to the program to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after training begins are subject to the full registration fee.

     

    By registering, Attendee understands and agrees that audio and video footage, photographs and digital images may be taken of Attendee at any conference event. By registering, Attendee also understands and agrees that the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and its representatives, successors and assigns may use said audio and video footage, photographs and digital images in its editorial, advertising, educational, promotional and social media material. Attendee also understands and agrees that international copyright and intellectual property rights on these images and materials will remain the property of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) who will be entitled to broadcast, publish, republish or otherwise distribute these images, data and materials and any product thereof in any way or manner they see fit in perpetuity. Registration for the conference signifies and evidences Attendee’s agreement to the terms above and Attendee hereby waives any claims he or she may have against the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) its representatives, successors and assigns in regard to said material.

    • 01 Jan 2100
    • at an upcoming offering of the NCIT Basic Program or at CLEAR headquarters

    In order to be eligible to receive CLEAR Certification, you must have attained a passing score of 70% or better on the exam that is administered as part of this course.

    If you do not currently meet the requirements for CLEAR Certification, you are allowed to re-take the exam at another offering of the NCIT Basic program. You also have the option to come to CLEAR’s office in Lexington, KY to re-take the exam if that would be more convenient.

    See a list of current NCIT offerings.

    If you have questions about re-taking the exam, please contact Molly Marsh, mmarsh@clearhq.org or 859-269-1601.


    • 01 Jan 2100
    • at an upcoming offering of the NCIT Specialized Program or at CLEAR headquarters

    In order to receive a certificate reflecting your successful completion of each module of the Specialized NCIT program, you must have attained a passing score of 70% or better on each module of the exam that is administered as part of this course.

    If you did not achieve the scores necessary to earn a certificate for each module, you are allowed to re-take the relevant exam(s) at another offering of the NCIT Specialized program. You also have the option to come to CLEAR’s office in Lexington, KY to re-take the exam(s) if that would be more convenient.  Please note that the exam re-take fee provides for your attendance and exam only for the module(s) where the passing score was not attained. 

    See a list of current NCIT offerings.

    If you have questions about re-taking the exam, please contact Molly Marsh, mmarsh@clearhq.org or 859-269-1601.

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