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CLEAR Exam Review: a bi-annual journal with useful discussions of current licensing examination issues, geared toward a general audience. Subscription price is $30 per year, including shipping and handling. Individual issues and articles also available.Resource Briefs: a collection of short papers on current issues in occupational and professional regulation. Recent topics include continuing education, alternative dispute resolution and model sanctions. 1996-2006 Resource Briefs are available online free of charge. Documents published after 2006 are available online free to members-only or a printed copy can be purchased for $10 per brief (including shipping and handling). Printed copies of Resource Briefs published prior to 1996 are available for $3.50 per brief (including shipping and handling).Reference Library*
Lists of online articles and other references on topics of interest to the regulatory community. Current Reference Library lists include: Performance Assessments; International Professional Mobility; Standards of Certification for CE; Test Piracy and Copyright Issues; Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans; Maintenance of Certification Among Medical Specialty Boards; and Test Adaptations for Language Differences. *This material is available online free of charge to members-only or can be purchased for $10 (including shipping & handling) by non-members.
MonographsQuestions a Legislator Should Ask, Second Edition
By Benjamin Shimberg and Doug Roederer; Kara Schmitt, Editor
The original edition of Questions a Legislator Should Ask is considered a classic among state policy makers. The revised edition contains a list of suggested questions legislators can ask when confronted with a request for professional or occupational regulation, followed by a glossary of terms and a brief bibliography. Price: $7 to CLEAR members or state officials or $10 to others, plus $3.99 shipping and $1 handling per item.
Demystifying Occupational and Professional Regulation: Answers to Questions You May Have Been Afraid to Ask
By Kara Schmitt and Benjamin Shimberg
If you're new to professional regulation, or even if you've worked in the regulatory arena for several years, there are probably questions you've been afraid to ask. Questions like: How did our present regulatory system evolve? Why do professions and occupations want to be regulated? How is the regulatory scene changing?
This book simplifies the complicated laws, rules, jargon and policies of regulation. While it probably won't answer all of your questions, it should equip you with the means to ask intelligent questions and make constructive suggestions in this complex and intriguing regulatory world. *This publication is available online free of charge to members-only. Members can order additional copies at the price below. Price: $14 for CLEAR members and state officials or $20 for others, plus $3.99 shipping and $1 handling per item (out of print; a spiral-bound book is available).
Telepractice and Professional Licensing: A Guide for Legislators+
By Pam Brinegar and Melissa McGinley
+This publication is available online at no charge.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Information for Credentialing Examinations, Revised Edition: February 2004*
Since the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals throughout the regulatory community have been seeking a clearer understanding of their legal responsibilities under the ADA. What is required by this landmark piece of legislation? How should you respond to requests for specific testing accommodations? How do you determine the reasonableness and appropriateness of the request?
This manual is a useful guide for anyone faced with the above questions. It provides a brief overview of the ADA as it pertains to testing candidates with disabilities, examples of specific requests and guidelines for appropriate response. Plus, the annotated bibliography allows for quick access to a number of important ADA rulings. *This publication is available online free of charge to members. Members and state officials can order additional copies for $18. Others can order a copy for $25 for a pdf file e-mailed to you, please add $3.99 shipping and $1 handling per item if you prefer a print version.
Development, Administration, Scoring and Reporting of Credentialing Examinations: Recommendations for Board Members, Revised Edition: August 2004*
Examinations play a vital role in the credentialing process. While the purpose of credentialing examinations - assuring minimal competence to practice a profession at the entry level - is perhaps very well understood, the technical aspects of examinations are less well known and often misunderstood.
Since the mission of regulatory agencies is public protection, it is essential that members of these agencies understand the tasks that should be performed in the development, administration, analysis and reporting of credentialing examinations. This monograph has been developed to help provide the information necessary to understand the technical basis for many of the practices followed by testing professionals. *This publication is available online free of charge to members-only. Members can order additional copies at the price below. Price: $18 to CLEAR members or $25 to others for a pdf file e-mailed to you, please add $3.99 shipping and $1 handling per item if you prefer a print versionPrinciples of Fairness: An Examining Guide for Credentialing Boards+
This brief document recommends testing procedures and practices designed to enable candidates to attain optimal performance on credentialing examinations. Emphasis is placed on providing essential information to prepare the candidates before the test; providing a test administration environment and procedures conducive to good performance; and providing timely and accurate scoring, standard setting and reporting after the test.
+A revised version of this publication is available online.
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