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The report of the Task Force on Assessment of Readiness for Practice (TARP) provides an overview of the existing licensure processes, touches on the Federal Government’s interest in occupational licensure, discusses contemporary approaches to initial licensure and highlights the challenges faced in trying to gain acceptance of more modern pathways to licensure.
The report addresses two priority concerns with the existing licensure process in place in most states: 1) the use of single encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients as part of the licensure examination, and 2) mobility challenges that are unduly burdensome and unnecessary for ensuring patient safety. Download and read the full report.
Download the Task Force Report