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NASCLA Announces the Installation of its 2017/2018 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) announces the installation of its 2017/2018 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

NASCLA’s twenty-three (23) board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association’s annual conference each fall. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on Tuesday, August 29th at NASCLA’s 55th Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Officers include: Melissa McBride, President; Janet Baumberger, 1st Vice President; Tim Norman, 2nd Vice President; Kathy S. LeCroix, Treasurer; Keith Warren, Treasurer-Elect; Stephanie Lee, Secretary; Michael McDuff, Immediate Past President; and Joseph C. Rogers, Jr., 2nd Immediate Past President.

Melissa McBride, President, serves as the Contractor Compliance Program Analyst for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Janet Baumberger, 1st Vice President, serves as the Administrator for the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

Tim Norman, 2nd Vice President, serves as the Executive Director for the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Kathy S. LeCroix, Treasurer, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors.

Keith Warren, Treasurer-Elect, serves as the Executive Director for the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.

Stephanie Lee, Secretary, serves as the Executive Director for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Michael McDuff, Immediate Past President, serves as the Executive Director for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

Joseph C. Rogers, Jr.
, 2nd Immediate Past President, serves as the Executive Secretary for the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors.

For the full press release, please see the attached file below.  For more information about our Officers and Board of Directors, please visit under the "About Us" section our Officers and Board of Directors pages.

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NASCLA Donates to "Boots on the Ground" after Hurricane Harvey and Irma Devastation

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dear NASCLA Members,

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Board of Directors would like to support the Hurricane Relief Efforts, since learning about the devastation caused by these terrible storms. The NASCLA Board of Directors voted to donate $10,000 to support the Hurricane victims and the members of NASCLA’s family and their communities affected by the storms and the subsequent flooding. The $10,000 donation will be given to “Boots on the Ground” to help in the aide of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

“Boots on the Ground”, is a non-profit Humanitarian aid and charitable organization, dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians to provide in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability and peace in undeserved areas of the world.  For more information, please visit
www.bootsontheground.org.

NASCLA will be working with our state member agencies to see how we at NASCLA may be able to assist in the disaster relief and those affected by the Hurricanes.


Sincerely,

Angie Whitaker, CAE
NASCLA Executive Director

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NASCLA Can Help In A Natural Disaster!

Posted By Jacquie Wilberscheid, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Responding to a disaster can be a chaotic time not only for the public, but for your agency as well. The NASCLA Disaster Response Program serves as a pre and post checklist, helping you to organize your response initiatives, communication strategies, partnering capabilities, and notification procedures. Below are various categories and information to consider as you develop your customized plan.


The NASCLA Toolkit for Contractor Regulators was developed to provide NASCLAState Members with a variety of best practices, outreach and engagement strategies, and sample templates form other states which you can use to customize your very own programs, policies, and engagement strategies. Programs related to Natural Disasters include:

Disaster Response Program

  • Preparing for a Disaster
  • Education & Information
  • Legal Framework
  • Enforcement
  • Partnering

Please note, in order to view the programs listed above in the NASCLA Toolkit for Contractor Regulators, you must log in using your NASCLA State Member Username and Password.

For additional information, please contact Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director, or Jacquie Wilberscheid, NASCLA Meetings & Special Projects Coordinator, toll free at (866) 948-3363 or via email at angiewhitaker@nascla.org or jacquie@nascla.org

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LOUISIANA RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATION IN REGULATION!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ - September 5, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) presented the 2017 Innovation in Regulation Award to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors on August 30, 2017, at the association’s 55th Annual Conference at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

NASCLA created this national award to recognize a state member who has showcased innovation, creativity and excellence for the purpose of maintaining fair and balanced regulation of the construction industry. Michael McDuff, Executive Director with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, accepted the award.

In early 2016, the Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) identified a need to assist small construction companies with building a solid foundation for business growth and success. This innovative program was designed to help Louisiana's small businesses prepare for the business and law portion of the contractors’ exam, while building a better understanding of the construction industry. Topics covered included the bid process; contract management; estimating; equipment management; occupational safety; risk management; bonding; financial and business management among others.

Thus far, LCAI has produced 243 and 149 graduates in both the fall and spring courses through live, interactive distance learning at thirteen (13) locations throughout the state. The success of this program is a product of the strong collaboration and communication within the partnership, the leveraging of technology, and a considerable demand for this particular subject matter.

“The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is an outstanding example of teamwork and partnership” stated Michael McDuff, Executive Director, of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

For more information on the NASCLA Innovation in Regulation Award, please visit our website at www.nascla.org/page/NationalAwards or contact the association office at (623) 587-9354.

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NASCLA ANNOUNCES 2017 NATIONAL COORDINATED ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) participated in a national coordinated enforcement effort the weeks of June 5 – 16, 2017 which included 8 NASCLA State Members who took part in this event across the country. The states that participated were Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Washington.

*Please click the "Attached Files" below to download the full press release which includes individual state statistics and information.

The national coordinated enforcement effort focused on elevating the regulatory boards presence in the community and nationally. The goal of our state members was to come together in a united partnership to promote both consumer and public protection through the licensing and/or registration of contractors. The national coordinated enforcement effort involved state public information departments, investigative departments, executive directors/officers and the public media.

This nationally coordinated collaboration among our state members provided the opportunity to protect the consumers, deter illegal construction activity and level the playing field for legitimate contractors in the construction industry. Along with combating the increased illegal unlicensed activity nationally, the intention was to warn consumers that they need to be aware of these activities for regulatory compliance.

Based on joint coordinated enforcement efforts during the weeks of June 5 – 16, 2017, NASCLA State Members reported a total of 675 individuals who were found non-compliant with state licensing requirements. Arrests, administrative citations, legal actions, and more have been issued to these individuals.

“NASCLA had 8 state members participate in this historic event across the country. The shared commitment of our state members brought awareness to unlicensed activity and spotlighted the contractor state licensing and registration boards nationally. NASCLA would like to thank all the state members for their continued partnership and national enforcement efforts to protect the public and combat unlicensed activity,” stated Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director.

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Tags:  Coordinated  Effort  Enforcement  National  Sweep 

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NASCLA Releases RFP for 3rd Party Server Hosting Company for the New NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program!

Posted By Jacquie Wilberscheid, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to host examinations and examination items for computer-based testing for the three (3) electrical examinations listed below:

  1. NASCLA Accredited Trade Examination for Electrical Contractors (Master/Unlimited Electrician),
  2. NASCLA Accredited Examination for Journeyman Electricians, and
  3. NASCLA Accredited Trade Examination for Residential Electrical Contractors (Residential Electricians).

The three (3) electrical examinations will be computer hosted by the Respondent for access and use by NASCLA, 3rd party vendors and/or testing agencies approved by NASCLA (i.e., Approved Administration Providers).

The NASCLA RFP for 3rd Party Server Hosting Company for the new NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program can be downloaded by clicking on the attached file link below. All proposals are due by May 1, 2017 via email to angiewhitaker@nascla.org by 3:00 PM PST.

The chosen Respondent will be responsible for examination hosting, electronic delivery of the examinations to NASCLA approved, computer-based test administrators, electronic receipt and delivery of examination scores to the NASCLA Educational Database (NED), and tracking and maintaining psychometric data and/or statistics obtained from completed examinations.

*To view the Responses to Questions on the NASCLA RFP for 3rd Party Hosting Company and Errata Sheet to the questions posted on April 20th, please see the attached documents below.

For more information or questions regarding this RFP, please contact Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director, via email at angiewhitaker@nascla.org or by phone at (623) 587-9354.

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NASCLA's Newly Redesigned Website!

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 5, 2017
Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website www.nascla.org on January 5, 2017! This new site offers a clean, stream-lined look and has updated features to bring you more of the latest news affecting the construction industry.

NASCLA’s Member Resources feature offers a number of ways to keep members informed and in touch with their fellow counterparts:

  • Member Resource Library – These reference materials will provide literature and resources for consumers, contractors and State Licensing Boards on construction licensing.
  • Member Directory Search – You are able to search the active member directory to stay connected and engaged with your fellow association members.

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New Pre-Application Required for NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 8, 2016
September 14, 2016

Effective 11/1/2016 all candidates who are interested in sitting for the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors must be pre-approved by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA). This pre-approval application is not applicable if the candidate has previously applied for a license in an administering state.

An online application and $25.00 fee must be filed with NASCLA through the NASCLA National Examination Database (NED) website at https://ned.nascla.org. Once the candidate is approved, NASCLA will forward the candidate’s information to the testing provider, PSI Services, LLC (PSI). From there, PSI will send the candidate an email confirmation with information on how to register to take the examination. If the application has been denied, the candidate will be notified via email by NASCLA.

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NASCLA Names 2016/2017 Officer, Board of Directors

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 8, 2016
September 14, 2016

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) announces the installation of its 2016/2017 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

NASCLA’s twenty-three (23) board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association’s annual conference each fall. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on Thursday, September 1st at NASCLA’s 54th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Officers include: Michael McDuff, President; Melissa McBride, 1st Vice President; Janet Baumberger, 2nd Vice President; Kathy LeCroix, Treasurer; Cindi Christenson, Secretary; Joseph Rogers, Jr., Immediate Past President; Keith Warren, 2nd Immediate Past President.

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