Massachusetts update?

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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Sep 9, 2005 5:18 PM       Post Subject:
Can anyone give us a status on NACHI approval for CEU's in Mass?

Last I heard, Dave Valley was there, but now is injured.
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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 10:11 AM       Post Subject:
No luck in Mass. They will not accept NACHI CE credits.

I've got to go to Physical Therapy right now, so I'll post my update later....

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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 10:13 AM       Post Subject:
They may not accept NACHI yet, but they have just accepted Joe Tedesco. Thanks for the update Dave.
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Emmanuel Scanlan

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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 10:20 AM       Post Subject:
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They may not accept NACHI yet, but they have just accepted Joe Tedesco.


To bad Joe Tedesco was removed from NACHI! It could have been an "in" for other NACHI endeavors.

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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 3:32 PM       Post Subject:
Ok?This is what has transpired to this day.

I had attended the Massachusetts HI board meeting several months ago (July 2005). I went in front of the board members (approx. 8-9 individuals were at this meeting) and simply requested that all NACHI education credits be accepted by the Massachusetts HI board. They, in turn, told me that NACHI (as an organization) can not and will not be approved as a whole. They requested that each and every NACHI educator must either attend the board meeting (as Joe T. did this week) or simply send in the BIOS of every NACHI educator, for the Mass. HI board to approve individually. That?s why Joe T. (as an individual) got approved by the HI board, this week (congrats to Joe). He?s the only individual to step up to the plate. He took time out and went in front of the HI board, described to them what his educational classes will entail, and in turn, the board liked what they heard and approved him immediately.

Well, after my July 2005 meeting with the HI board, I knew that it would be totally impossible for every educator of NACHI to fly into Boston, in order to attend the HI board meeting for individual educator approvals. So I figured it would be much easier and inexpensive if all educator BIOS could be mailed in. At this time, I emailed Nick asking if he would assist me in sending in the BIOS of every educator that would be teaching classes at the upcoming Orlando 2005 convention. He told me that the NACHI attorney?s are working on it and will get the Mass. HI board to approve all NACHI credits real soon. I haven?t received a reply from Nick since then.

I ended up in the hospital in mid August 2005 and was unable to pursue this CE approval until further notice.

After being discharged from the hospital (end of August 2005), I received a call from my buddy Gerry Beaumont. He stated that he would personally attend the HI board meeting in Sept. 2005. He had told me (not in the exact words) that he had something up his sleeve that would probably make the HI board bite at his proposal for NACHI CE credit approval. I was excited to hear positive feedback from Gerry. I was in a full leg cast at that time but stated to Gerry I that I would attend the board meeting with him (if needed), crutches and all.

After the Sept. 2005 HI board meeting, I emailed Gerry and asked how everything went in Boston. He did not reply to my email. I sent an additional email to his other email address with (still) no reply. I then decided that I had no assistance or back-up from any of the NACHI representatives at this point (in getting this CE issue resolved), so I decided to let it go, as I was unable to get anywhere SOLO.

The only way the State board of Massachusetts HI?s will approve NACHI CE credits is by sending in the BIOS of every NACHI educator, as I stated. But when I have no pull at NACHI or any assistance by the NACHI reps. in getting this ordeal accomplished, we have all failed and will never see Massachusetts accepting NACHI CE credits.

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David Valley
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 3:37 PM       Post Subject:
Aha Dave,

If all I have to do is send in Bio's (Outline's and course descriptions for good measure, too?)

I have most of them on my desk.

Who, when, and where do I send them???
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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 9, 2005 3:45 PM       Post Subject:
Excellent.

Here ya go, Aimee.

Zane B. Skerry
Executive Director
Division of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway St. Suite 500
Boston, Ma. 02114

(617) 727-4459

I'll be contacting her next week regarding these BIOS.

Thank you Aimee

Please advise me when you mail these out.....

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David Valley
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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 13, 2005 5:50 PM       Post Subject:
Aimee,

Have these BIOS been mailed out yet?

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David Valley
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 7:52 PM       Post Subject:
Done David, at least a few of them.
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David Valley

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Posted: Nov 17, 2005 2:55 PM       Post Subject:
Thank you Aimee.

Let's see how these few turn out, in Boston.

Please keep me advised.

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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 4, 2005 7:56 AM       Post Subject:
Aimee,

Have you heard from Zane yet?

I'd like to attend the Orlando Convention, but only if CE is approved.

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David Valley
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bbadger
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Posted: Dec 4, 2005 8:08 AM       Post Subject:

Please Note: This user is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with NACHI.
David and any other MA guys this process is typical of MA CE requirements. It is not just HIs that face this but all trades with education or continuing education requirements.

The electrical shop I work for is very large and provides in house training but the company as a whole can not be accepted as a provider. The individual instructor must be accepted along with their course.

I know this is not real 'help' but I thought you might want to know that HIs are not being treated any differently than the other licensed trades in MA.

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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 4, 2005 8:56 AM       Post Subject:
Thanks for the info. Bob.

Hey, when are we going to get together?

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David Valley
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 11, 2005 4:09 PM       Post Subject:

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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David Valley
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 9:32 AM       Post Subject:
Hmmm... Spoke with Paula Thursday afternoon and it appears as though we need much more than bios. According to her we need to first sign up to be a sponsor, with a local contact(our first problem), then we need to submit each instructor separately. Then we can offer courses for state credits.

So I have the sponsorship application, I just need an in state contact who will be willing to attend one or more of their board meetings. Any ideas???
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 9:42 AM       Post Subject:
Joe Tedesco

(He's been approved by the board and ready to go)

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David Valley
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Emmanuel Scanlan

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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 10:51 AM       Post Subject:
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To bad Joe Tedesco was removed from NACHI! It could have been an "in" for other NACHI endeavors.

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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 12, 2005 7:57 PM       Post Subject:
Aimee,

Would it be possible to utilize Joe?

If not, what about myself?

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David Valley
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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: Dec 13, 2005 12:06 PM       Post Subject:
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David Valley

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Posted: Dec 13, 2005 1:25 PM       Post Subject:
Nick,

Thanks for the tip. I've attended Arnold's 8 hr. heating class last year. I almost forgot about him.

Aimee,

What can I do now?

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David Valley
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