CLEAR Takes Over the Publication of Professional Licensing Report

Posted By: Ashley Peterson CLEAR News,

Press Release: CLEAR Takes Over Publication of Professional Licensing Report


LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (May 24, 2023)— The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) is delighted to announce to our members and stakeholders, that the organization will be taking over the publication of Professional Licensing Report (PLR) effective immediately.

Professional Licensing Report is an independent bi-monthly newsletter that covers developments and trends in professional licensing and regulation, especially testing and professional discipline. PLR brings its subscribers essential news and analysis of important court rulings, licensing board decisions, regulatory initiatives, audits, and policy debates. PLR has been published since 1988 and is currently distributed to subscribers at licensing boards, other state and federal agencies, law firms, associations, testing companies, law schools, and many other organizations.

CLEAR and its Board of Directors have been working closely with the PLR team to ensure the smooth transition of the stewardship of this publication. President Line Dempsey is enthusiastic about ushering PLR into the next phase of its development, stating “CLEAR is happy to publish future editions of PLR, sharing key news stories with a new generation of subscribers. At a time of such profound change in our field, we are committed to widely sharing the important news and analysis produced by the PLR team.”

PLR’s Founder, Anne Paxton is also excited about this transition and the future of PLR. In a recent letter to PLR’s current subscribers Paxton stated,

“Over the several decades since CLEAR was founded, it has been a trusted source of policy analysis and news in occupational regulation as well as the largest and most respected network of professional and occupational regulators. I am very pleased that, with CLEAR's experience and expertise, PLR readers and subscribers can be assured of the most authoritative coverage of the nationally prominent and increasingly global issues surrounding professional licensing. PLR's long-standing co-editor, attorney Kai Hiatt, will be continuing as writer and editor of PLR under our new publisher.”

CLEAR is honored to continue the legacy of PLR as well as Paxton’s remarkable term of custodianship of this trusted source of news. CLEAR is delighted to be working with Kai Hiatt, who was recently promoted to fill Paxton’s ancillary role as PLR’s Chief Editor. We are excited to introduce this publication to our colleagues who have yet to engage with PLR and we welcome the existing PLR subscribers to our CLEAR community.

The March-April issue of PLR has been released to current subscribers today, but all new subscribers will receive access to this issue and all the past issues. Readers can learn more about PLR and subscription options here.

About the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation 

The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation promotes regulatory excellence through conferences, educational programs, webinars, seminars and symposia. The organization provides networking opportunities, publications and research services for those involved with, or affected by, professional and occupational regulation. As a neutral forum to encourage and provide for the sharing of best practices, CLEAR serves and supports the international regulatory community and its vital contribution to public protection. 

Press Contact 

Ashley Peterson, Marketing Associate

Special PLR Subscriber Promotion for CLEAR Members

One of the many benefits of CLEAR membership is that our members receive discounts on CLEAR publications. The standard member discount rate is 20%, but in celebration of CLEAR’s new role as publisher of Professional Licensing Report, we are offering an exciting promotional opportunity.

All CLEAR members are able to purchase an annual subscription for just $129 if their order is placed by June 30th. After June 30th, the annual subscription price for CLEAR members will be $159, which is still a 20% discount off of the $199 annual price for non-members. For more information, visit the link below or contact Ashley Peterson with any additional questions.

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