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March 26, 2019 (Mar 2019)
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February 27, 2019 (Feb 2019)
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January 28, 2019 (Jan 2019)
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December 13, 2018 (Dec 2018)
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November 27, 2018 (Nov 2018)
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October 25, 2018 (Oct 2018)
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September 27, 2018 (Sep 2018)
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August 28, 2018 (Aug 2018)
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July 26, 2018 (Jul 2018)
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June 26, 2018 (Jun 2018)
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May 25, 2018 (May 2018)
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April 26, 2018 (Apr 2018)
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March 28, 2018 (Mar 2018)
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February 22, 2018 (Feb 2018)
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January 25, 2018 (Jan 2018)
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December 15, 2017 (Dec 2017)
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November 28, 2017 (Nov 2017)
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October 26, 2017 (Oct 2017)
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September 28, 2017 (Sep 2017)
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August 28, 2017 (Aug 2017)
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July 27, 2017 (Jul 2017)
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June 28, 2017 (Jun 2017)
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May 26, 2017 (May 2017)
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April 28, 2017 (Apr 2017)
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March 23, 2017 (Mar 2017)
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February 22, 2017 (Feb 2017)
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January 28, 2017 (Jan 2017)
"THE CREDENTIAL" January 2017 LAUNCHING 2017 I t has been more than two years since we recognized and focused on the importance, value, visions and missions of three key professional membership organizations for licensed architects, engineers and landscape architects.  These organizations are resources that can help you reach your long term goals.  As we begin 2017, take time to reflect on your  professional expertise, creative goodness and the impact of your responsibili

December 15, 2016 (Dec 2016)
"THE CREDENTIAL" December 2016 Biennial "Twelve Days of Renewalmiss"    First Day of – My true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree….. Second Day of – I got my notice but I'm too busy to read it! Third Day of – My true love sent to me 3 French hens 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree….. Fourth Day of – My computer crashed and I lost all of my records! Fifth Day of – My true love sent to me 5 golden rings 4 call

November 17, 2016 (Nov 2016)
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October 28, 2016 (Oct 2016)
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September 27, 2016 (Sep 2016)
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August 25, 2016 (Aug 2016)
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July 29, 2016 (Aug 2016)
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June 22, 2016 (Jun 2016)
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May 26, 2016 (May 2016)
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April 26, 2016 (Apr 2016)
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March 24, 2016 (Mar 2016)
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February 23, 2016 (Feb 2016)
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January 26, 2016 (Jan 2016)
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December 15, 2015 (Dec 2015)
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November 24, 2015 (Nov 2015)
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October 29, 2015 (Oct 2015)
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September 29, 2015 (Sep 2015)
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August 28, 2015 (Sep 2015)
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July 24, 2015 (Jul 2015)
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June 26, 2015 (Jun 2015)
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May 26, 2015 (May 2015)
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April 23, 2015 (Apr 2015)
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March 25, 2015 (Mar 2015)
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February 24, 2015 (Feb 2015)
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January 23, 2015 (Jan 2015)
"THE CREDENTIAL"January 2015 How to Rebuild Architecture Steven B. Bingler, AIA and Martin C. Pedersen, an architectural journalist and former Executive Editor of the Metropolis Magazine, guest authors discuss rebuilding  authentic architecture.  Steven Bingler  is the founder and president of Concordia, a community-centered planning and design practice.  Concordia's projects include a wide range of housing, education, recreation and cultural facilities.  The firm's award winning work has appear

December 18, 2014 (Dec 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"December 2014 The Second Annual "Twelve Days of Renewalmiss"  First Day of – My true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree…..Second Day of – I got my notice but didn’t read it!Third Day of – My true love sent to me 3 French hens 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree…..Fourth Day of – My computer crashed and I lost all of my records!Fifth Day of – My true love sent to me 5 golden rings 4 calling birds 3 French hens 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree…..Sixth

November 20, 2014 (Nov 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"November 2014A Recent Discussion With Ramifications   Focusing  on the importance of licensure, this month's article is written by  guest author Liz O'Sullivan, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, SCIP, a Denver consulting architectural construction specifications writer.  Comments from a Spec Writer.  Last week I had an experience that makes another good case for the licensure of architects and the regul

October 23, 2014 (Oct 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"October 2014A Professional Development Curriculum... Do You Have One?   This month we are publishing the third article in a series by guest author Thom Lowther, Ed.S, Facilitator, Coach and OD Learning Solutions Specialist.  He is the CEO/Chief Learning Officer of Lowther7, LLC - a veteran owned consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia.  This article advances the conversation about your focused long term professional development.  Thom's gui

September 23, 2014 (Sep 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"September 2014Technology and the Commoditization of A/E Services  Guest author George Melchior, R.A., P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Consultant, offers an analysis of how technology  has affected the A/E industry for the past 35 years.  This edited excerpt first appeared as a feature article in PSMJ, May 2014. "That will require some changes to the model."Such production-centric feedback is becoming all too frequent during design collaboration.  As A/E fir

August 22 2014 D (Aug 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"August 2014Take Heed, and Be Wary of External Influences on Your License  Often, A/E professionals are so focused on incorporating new ideas for career development and improved practice management they forget to step back and observe what issues are looming on the horizon.  For instance, have you considered how legislation by your state legislature might affect your professional career?  Here is a brief look at what recently happened in Kansas.  For

July 22, 2014 (Jul 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"July 2014Why Teaching is Such a Sexy Way to Sell Last month "The Credential" focused on the perpetual changes within the history of professional development for the A/E community.   Professional development of course means continuing education.  For a clever twist on education and an effective approach to marketing professional services guest author John Jantsch, marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author,  teaches us about a "se

June 26, 2014 (Jun 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"June 2014Decades of Change for the A/E Practice:  Is Professional Development Leading or Following?  This month we address some of the changes, difficulties, nuances, and opportunities related to the design professional's continuing education.  Contributing author Thom Lowther, Ed.S is a Facilitator, Coach and OD Learning Solutions Expert, Owner and Chief Learning Officer of Lowther7, LLC - a Veteran owned consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, takes us on a

May 22, 2014 (May 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"May 2014"Quality and the Consultant - a client's view"  The concept of "Success Factors" was developed by D. Ronald Daniel of McKinsey & Company in 1961.  Critical Success Factor (CSF) is the term for an element that is necessary for an organization or project to achieve its mission.  Michael Ellegood, PE, Contributing Writer, PSMJ Resources, provides a Critical Success Factor teachable moment as guest author this month.  Use the following quali

April 24, 2014 (Apr 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"April 2014Disruptive Frosting On The Cake Is technology from the heartland disrupting the "cake frosting" for architects?  Learn how to frost your cake with this edited excerpt from Charles Nelson, AIA, LFAIA, PSMJ Resources Australasia Manager April 2014 PSMJ article.  Architects have been putting frosting on their cakes since the dawn of the profession, except during the Bauhaus movement when form followed function and discarded the idea of facade decoration

March 18, 2014 (Mar 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"March 2014Harness Your Future Guest Author Matt Murphy, AIA, WRID, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate at RMTA in Kansas City, Missouri.  Matt is a graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art Design, where he earned a degree in Interior Architecture.  Because of his tireless efforts to promote his profession, Matt was recently honored by USGBC National with the prestigious Above and Beyond Volunteer Award.  Advancement in our profession is not linear whether one goes to work

February 20, 2014 (Feb 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"February 2014Seven Words NOT to Use in ProposalsGuest author David Whitemyer, AIA is a Contributing Editor to PSMJ Resources, Inc., a licensed architect, and project manager of a Boston-area design firm.  He can be reached at dwhitemyer@psmj.com.  Like fashion and music, business buzzwords and clichés go through trends and patterns.  And what happens after too much use is that one-time interesting words become bland and meaningless.  Here are seven words

January 21, 2014, (Jan 2014)
"THE CREDENTIAL"January 2014What's In It For Me? If you are a faithful reader of The Credential, you may remember an article in 2013 titled "Forget the Sizzle Here's the Stake on Licensure".  This article focused on Architect licensure.  To kick off 2014, we feature Engineer Licensure with an article written by guest author, Clint Mason, PE, President, Western Chapter MSPE.  Clint is a professional engineer with ten years of structural design experience.  These days when

December 12, 2013 (Dec 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"December 2013Seller vs. Seller-Doer Whether you are a large, medium or small A/E/C firm, creating a successful business model is fundamental, especially as we continue recovering from the devastating recession.  With 2013 drawing quickly to a close, in boardrooms across the country the phrase "Seller vs. Seller-Doer" is gaining traction when evaluating business development strategy.  Guest Author Karen Compton, CPSM, Principal of A3KConsulting and Founder of I

November 21, 2013 (Nov 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"November 2013I'm Being Audited, Now What?We have almost completed two thirds of the fourth quarter for 2013.  Are your credentials requirements up-to-date?  After reviewing our client base and their license renewal requirements, there is a significant number of jurisdictions, nine for architects, fourteen for engineers, and nine for landscape architects due in December 2013.  The learning unit and professional development hours range f

October 30, 2013 (Oct 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"October 2013What Happened in Guymon?  Guest Author Michael S. Ellegood, P.E. is a Professional Engineer registered in New Jersey, Arizona and California. He has held positions ranging from project engineer through senior executive in major consulting engineering firms. He joined the public sector as an agency head ultimately retiring as County Engineer, Public Works Director and Transportation Director for Maricopa County Arizona. He is a senior consultant with PSMJ Res

September 25, 2013 (Sep 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"September 2013Smart Aleck, Smart Car, Smart Phone, Smart Practice?   "Smart Aleck", a wisecracking pretentious person (circa mid 19th century), is not popularly used anymore.  Who isn't blown away by the cost and energy efficiency of Smart Cars, and maybe you are the proud owner of one? Unimaginable just a few years ago, Smart Phones have revolutionized our lives through convenient instant access to information from anywhere.  In this technology driven wo

August 29, 2013 (Aug 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"August 2013Yellow Brick Road Or Is It Stained Concrete?  Our guest author this month is Eric Roberts, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Vice President, SH Architecture, President, AIA Las Vegas.  Eric takes us back to basics using the simple straightforward value proposition about professional architecture services in the prairie heartland.   During a reoccurring fit of angst, I again pose the following question:  What is the value of an architect?  Her

July 25, 2013 (Jul 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"July 2013Constructing Your Firm With A Fluid Blueprint Follow You Where?Guest author- Karen Compton, CPSM, is principal of A3K Consulting, LLC, a business development and strategic planning firm specializing in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.  She is also founder of Industry Speaks, a web-based business-to-business portal that connects AEC firms with experienced consultants, provides peer reviews of consultants, products, professional cou

June 25, 2013 (Jun 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"June 2013What are Continuing Education Audit Options?This month AECredentialing.com continues to raise awareness concerning the fundamental benefits of credentials management with the following  article from Guest Author Thom Lowther, Ed. S., Associate, Regional Learning & Development - Americas, ARUP.  There are a variety of approaches to providing continuing education quality assurance (QA) or compliance audits of members/staff.  There are similar approaches

May 30, 2013 (May 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"May 2013Forget the Sizzle, Here's the Stake on LicensureThe October 2012 issue of Architect magazine featured an article "Why Licensing is Important" from AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA.  This month guest author David DelVecchio, AIA gains the spotlight as he addresses Jeff Potter's article describing the true value of architecture licensing. Professional licensure is proof to the public that you have met the minimum requirements of education, experience and examination to

April 30, 2013 (May 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"April 2013The Value of MentoringGuest Author Artie Isaac is a Vistage Chair, speaker and workshop leader.  Last week I had the pleasure to participate in the "Creativity and Collaboration" workshop Artie presented in Kansas City.  The following  highlights are from his recent blog.  Rob Emerich is a serial entrepreneur in California.  Rob has taught me this:  if you want mentorship, acquire a mentor.  Rob and I met seven or eight years ago. 

March 26, 2013 (Mar 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"March 2013PAPERLESS?!..........REALLY?!Guest Author J. Michael Leinback, AIA, is Senior Associate at  Randall Scott Architects, Dallas, Texas.  Is it possible for a design firm to function in a paperless environment?  Absolutely.  We all deal with paperless technology whenever we open and view email attachments that are electronic images of what was once a paper version of a document.  However, a formal and consistent process used to file, locate, and ret

February 26, 2013 (Feb 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"February 2013 ___________________________________________________CONGRATULATIONS!How do you handle and access the massive amount of information you and your firm need at a moment's notice?  Among project data, timekeeping, email management, phone records, scheduling, meetings, not to mention your personal and business licenses, professional affiliation requirements including notifications and renewals, where and how do you find the time to organize it all?  Information

January 17, 2013 (Jan 2013)
"THE CREDENTIAL"January 2013 The origin of credentialing dates back to the early 16th century and has evolved from the noun credentia meaning trust or credence.  More recently, credentialing is the generic term referring to "the formal recognition of or technical competence" (USHEW).  The Dictionary.com adjective definition for credentialing is providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.  The most well known and established method of credentialing is the act of l

December 12, 2012 AEC (Dec 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"December 2012 "The Twelve Days of Renewalmiss"   First Day of – My true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree…..Second Day of – I got my notice but didn’t read it!Third Day of – My true love sent to me 3 french hens 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree…..Fourth Day of – I received both renewal forms but misplaced them!Fifth Day of – My true love sent to me 5 golden rings 4 calling birds 3 french hens 2 t

November 29, 2012 (Nov 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"November 2012 What's Your Security Quotient? Past articles of "The Credential" have highlighted challenging issues associated with credentials management.  They include recordkeeping, having an incomplete understanding of licensing jurisdiction laws and rules, changing continuing education requirements for licensure and professional affiliations, and economic pressure to compete for project commissions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  During this ho

October 31, 2012 (Nov 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"October 2012 A Decade of Design Progress As nature rearranges the landscape of the North East, our thoughts are with those severely affected by the historic hurricane Sandy.  This month we recognize Landscape Architecture by featuring Guest Author, Korey Schulz, RLA, ASLA, Landscape Architect, and Immediate Past President Prairie Gateway Chapter ASLA.   Landscape architecture is the planning and design of outdoor spaces that the general public uses every day. Polic

September 25, 2012 (Sep 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"September 2012 RECORDKEEPING ROULETTE What recordkeeping method are you using to stay on track with your license/s renewal, your continuing education and maybe even your professional memberships in AIA, NSPE, ASLA, IIDA among others?  Are you shuffling spreadsheets and file folders?  Do you as a Principal of your firm assume responsibility for credentials management, or do you delegate the task to an executive assistant?  Is there an administrative assistant assign

August 21, 2012 Email (Aug 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"August 2012 Exploring a Professional Solution Professional Development – Strategic to your personal career path and your firm’s business development goals. The state of the economy and the explosion of technology and communications present challenges and opportunities for professional career growth and business development. Your firm's business development goals are achieved by professionals with years of experience focusing on project design, engineering and con

July 26, 2012 Email (Jul 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"July 2012 THE HA HA FACTORThis month's enewsletter is a departure from our usual informational editorial content.  Our focus is on fun and humor.  Guest Author, Harris Deutsch - aka "Dr. Laugh", drlaugh4u@gmail.com, http://magician.org/member/doctoroflaughology shares some happy thoughts.  Follow some of Dr. Laugh's suggestions for a summer enewsletter chuckle.  Our Bill of Rights tells us we have the right to pursue happiness.  Yes, life is wonderfu

June 22, 2012 Email (Jun 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"June 2012 Continuing Education Announcement   July marks the first year anniversary of The Credential.  As we celebrate this milestone, AECredentialing is pleased to announce the premier of a comprehensive credentialing continuing education course launching in July.  It is specifically designed to inform the built environment professional community about the critical aspects of credentialing.  The continuing education course provides each participant with

May 29, 2012 Email (Jun 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"May 2012 An Architect's Story  Guest author,  Mike Cummings, AIA, LEED AP  BD + C, Senior Principal, TK Architects, Kansas City, Missouri.  I am one of the principals in an architectural/engineering company that practices on a national and  international basis. Maintaining professional licenses and registrations are an ongoing responsibility.  Over the years, we have tried several ways to make sense of the process and keep track of the necessary

April 25, 2012 Email (Apr 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"April 2012 Guest author Dr. Gerald E. Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland where his teaching and research focus is on water resources and natural disaster policy and management.  Dr. Galloway is the recipient of the ASCE (OPAL) Outstanding Projects and Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award for governm

March 22, 2012 Email (Mar 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"March 2012 Line Dance or Tango?  Choosing an Appropriate Education Provider The majority of your credentials management is dependent on fulfilling continuing education requirements.  This month, our guest author Thom Lowther Ed.S., Owner/CLO of Lowther 7, LLC - a Veteran owned, Learning Solutions consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, offers an esoteric, yet relevant challenge for professional development strategy and planning.  Organizations can develop sim

February 27, 2012 Email (Feb 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"February 2012 7,000,000,000 People    We salute the 61st Annual National Engineers Week - February 19-25, 2012. Based on the projected world population of 7,000,000,000 the National Engineers Week Foundation announced their 2012 theme "7 billion people, 7 billion dreams, 7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality".   Many programs and events were scheduled nationally throughout the week.  One such event was the "Future City®" Co

January 27, 2012 Email (Jan 2012)
"THE CREDENTIAL"January 2012  What is Credentialing? The origin of credentialing dates back to the early 16th century.  Its history has evolved from the noun credentia meaning trust or credence.  More recently, credentialing is the generic term referring to "the formal recognition of or technical competence" (USHEW).   The most well known and established method of credentialing is the act of licensure.  Licensure is the process by which an agency of government

December 15, 2011 Email (Dec 2011)
"THE CREDENTIAL"December 2011 PROFESSIONAL APPRECIATION Guest Author P. Lindsay Robertson, P.E., Vice President, W.L. Cassell & Associates, Kansas City, MissouriFor 75 years our company focused on design projects in Missouri and Kansas, but during the recent down turn in the economy we had to expand our horizons looking for projects where ever we could across the country.  Of course this meant we also had to expand the horizon in the world of state licensure and I was the "luc

November 29, 2011 Email (Dec 2011)
"THE CREDENTIAL"November 2011Managing Your Credentials & Licenses -The Complexity of Practice in the A/E Industry Guest Author Thom Lowther, Ed.S is the former Senior Director of AIA/CES, former Vice President of Education at USGBC and current Owner/CLO, Lowther7, LLC - a Veteran owned, Learning Solutions consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia.  Hopefully you are one of the many A/E professionals that continuing education matters to you.  You are constantly browsing the web a

October 26, 2011 Email (Oct 2011)
"THE CREDENTIAL"October 2011       Prepared for an Audit?  We have almost completed one third of the fourth quarter of 2011.  Are your credentialing requirements up-to-date?  After reviewing our client base and their license renewal requirements, there is a significant number of states, ten for architects and twelve for engineers, coming due in December 2011.  The learning unit and professional development hours range from eight an

Sept 26 2011 Email (Sep 2011)
"THE CREDENTIAL"September 2011Do You Have All The Facts About Out of State Licensing Requirements? Each month our newsletter strives to keep our built environment professional clients better informed. The following excerpt taken from an article written by J Kent Holland, Jr, Atty of Construction Risk Counsel, PLLC and the ConstructionRisk.com Report, Vol. 13, No. 7 (July 2011), demonstrates the severe consequences when credentials are not properly managed."Architect Not Entitled t

Aug 26 2011 Email Copy (Aug 2011)
"THE CREDENTIAL"    Does Credentialing Research Impact Your Bottom Line?  Consider an A/E firm with two professionals licensed in four states each.  An administrative staff member may spend one hour per state to review continuing education requirements, license renewal procedures and modifications.  This task would consume approximately eight hours administrative time at an average $42.50  billing rate to be saved or $340.00.  You or your firm ma

Jul 25 2011 Email (Jul 2011)
THE CREDENTIALWelcome to the inaugural edition of "The Credential", a monthly e-mail newsletter dedicated to raising awareness about credentialing management services for licensed built environment professionals.  Our goal is to inform, answer questions and provide a forum for dialog among architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and the professional contracting community.  We encourage your questions, comments and feedback, please contact us at: 




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