NSPE and NICET Endorse Veterans' Certification Legislation

Thursday, September 12, 2013

On September 12, NSPE and NICET endorsed the Troop Talent Act of 2013. Introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the Senate and Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in the House of Representatives, this legislation (S. 700/H.R. 1796) would facilitate improved alignment of specialty skills acquired in military service with civilian certifications or licenses required for post-service employment. In a letter of support to Senator Kaine and Representative Duckworth, NSPE President Robert Green, P.E., F.NSPE, and NICET Chair Dawn Edgell, P.E., write, "The Troop Talent Act of 2013 addresses this [information} gap by improving the information available to members of the Armed Forces at all stages of training, and increasing accredited civilian credentialing agency access to military training content."You can read the press release, with a link to the actual letter.