This bill would reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee (PCLAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through December 31, 2019. According to the Department of Labor, the “PCLAC advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on credentialing organizations seeking to be recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs in order that veterans can use GI educational benefits to pay the cost of certification tests.” The Committee has been defunct since December 31, 2006.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed May 28th, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
House Committee on Veterans' AffairsEconomic OpportunityIntroducedAugust 1st, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
This bill impacts veterans who are looking for civilian jobs that require licensure or certification (for example, a veteran seeking to become an EMT). Veterans often leave the military with skills that would afford them employment in a certain field, save for not having licensing or certification.
The VA estimates no significant impact on the budget. A CBO cost is not yet available.