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VA - 10724 - Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameProfessional Certification and Licensure Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number10724
Original Establishment Date3/14/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/31/2006Committee URLhttp://n/a
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date3/2/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date12/31/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stacey
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR
Specific Termination Authority38 U.S.C. 3689Designated Federal Officer Last Name*St. Holder
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*38 U.S.C. 3689Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 273-6965
Effective Date Of Authority*3/14/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-275-2636
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*During its five years of delibrations, the Committee has worked with VA's Education Service to (a) develop requirements for organizations offering certification and licensing tests and (b) ensure that appropriate testing standards were maintained so that VA educational assistance could be paid to veterans for the costs of those tests. The Committee has recommended that the Secretary propose changes to Public Law 106-419 to define some terms, as used in the section on licensing and certification, and clarify the law, and make it easier for VA to administer the program. The Committee has also recommended that the Licensing and Certification Approval System (LACAS) be improved with funding provided in PL 106-419.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee consisted of seven members with expertise in matters relating to licensing and certification tests. The Secretaries of Labor and Defense, or their designees, served as ex-officio members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee met at least three times per year. The Committee discussed such topics as: State approving agency's approval of licensing and certification tests for VA purposes; VA's Education Service marketing and outreach plan, increasing usage through outreach; quality assurance process and regulation; and the intent of legislation allowing VA to pay benefits for taking approved licensing and certification tests.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee was established in compliance with section 3689 of Title 38, U.S.C. The advice provided by the Committee was during implementation of the licensing and certification reimbursement program because VA's experience in educational assistance had been focused on more traditional academic pursuits rather than curricula that lead to professional licenses or certifications.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings were open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksPublic Law 109-461 created a demonstration project (to be managed by the Labor Department) to match military occupational specialties to civilian jobs that require certification and/or licensure. The law calls for coordination between DoD, VA, state employment agencies and state licensure/certification groups. That measure would also create a task force to monitor the project, and it is expected that membership on the task force would demand the same expertise that current Committee members have. That leaves open the possibility that Committee members could serve on the task force.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*18Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is a total of recommendations for FY 2003 through termination of the Committee in FY 2007.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Agency feedback was provided by written Department response to the Committee.Narrative Description*The Committee evaluates VA's implementation of licensing and certification test provisions contained in 38 U.S.C. and recommends administrative and/or legislative changes to improve that program. The Committee also monitors the nationwide consistency of the licensure and certification test approval process.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$780.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$8,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$2,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$11,280.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013299Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013403Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014384Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015334Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017077Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2002
 COM-018097Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee2001