Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss

Subject: Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:21:55 -0700

I don't share the anti-certification view that some people seem to have. I just think that any discussion about the nuts and bolts
of how and what to certify is mere wheel-spinning, because the
first step in the process is for members of the profession to come to a consensus on a certifying organization. In the absence of an
org on the level of NCEES and its member licensing boards,
individual writers calling out for some sort of cert and arguing
the potential benefits of being certified just sound like Mr.
Dangerfield declaring that we don't get no respect, and to any
outsider looking in the back and forth on it just helps reinforce
the notion that there is no "profession" when those doing the work
can't even agree on what the qualifications are. IMO, the only
open discussion should be on developing a governing body, and
once established, the governing body should develop the quals
in an organized manner that doesn't resemble a Usenet flame thread.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>

It pains me to say *anything* nice about TW certification


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