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Carlos Barrera, CPA

  Carlos Barrera, CPA, discusses various functions within public accounting, how CPAs protect the public from harm, and why removing the CPA designation would put the public at risk.

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Caution on Licensing

I am concerned that the desire to lower barriers for some occupations may inadvertently also lower standards for professions that carry high public impact. As a certified public accountant for 42 years and as the immediate past chair of the Arkansas Society of CPAs, I have learned that Arkansans depend on CPAs as trusted financial […]

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Temi Fasusi, Licensed Architect

Temi Fasusi, licensed architect, describes her early fascination with architecture, the necessary rigor of architecture education and training, and the importance of professional licensing on public safety.

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Rigorous professional licensing protects Iowans

Iowans need professional engineers to be licensed at the highest level because we are responsible for designing facilities and systems such as roads, bridges, buildings, autonomous vehicles, and biotechnology. Because of this tremendous responsibility, an engineer’s license is rigorous for good reason. Iowans would be put at needless risk if the state professional engineers’ license […]

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ASCE, NCEES, NSPE Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing

ASCE, NCEES and NSPE will collaborate with other ARPL members to inform lawmakers of the need to maintain standards for highly complex, technical professions like engineering that have a clear impact on public health, safety and welfare. The coalition was formed to ensure the voices and concerns of the advanced professions are heard by lawmakers […]

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CLARB Helps Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing

8/12/2019 CLARB Helps Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and Others Unite as Standards Put at Risk by Calls to Eliminate or Weaken Licensing   Washington, DC  – The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) has helped found the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) – a new coalition of […]

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AIA, NCARB Help Launch New Coalition to Represent Complex Professions and Licensing Boards

8/12/2019 AIA, NCARB Help Launch New Coalition to Represent Complex Professions and Licensing Boards Architects, Registration Boards, and Others join effort to ensure a unified voice for professions in growing debate around licensure, regulation, and public safety   Washington, DC  – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) are […]

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AICPA, NASBA Help Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing

8/12/2019 AICPA, NASBA Help Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing  CPAs, Boards of Accountancy and Others Unite to Maintain Public Protection as Licensing Standards Put at Risk   Washington, DC  – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have helped found the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing […]

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ASCE, NCEES, NSPE Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing

  8/12/2019 ASCE, NCEES, NSPE Launch New Coalition to Protect Professional Licensing  Civil Engineers, Professional Engineers, Licensing Boards and Others Unite as Standards Put at Risk by Calls to Eliminate or Weaken Licensing   Washington, DC  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and the […]

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AIA and NCARB Help Launch Coalition on Complex Professions and Licensing Standards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) are among several organizations who have helped found the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL)—a new coalition of technical professions focused on educating policymakers and the public about the importance of rigorous professional licensing standards. “NCARB and AIA may approach the […]

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AICPA and NASBA work on evolving the CPA licensing model

The AICPA and NASBA introduced on Monday the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing, a coalition of advanced professions — including accountants, architects and engineers — that’s focusing on educating policymakers and the public about the importance of rigorous professional licensing standards. “Weakening professional licensing standards on a state-by-state basis will destroy the confidence in qualifications […]

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