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Re: [BKARTS] AIC stuff

One area where certification might "help" is in getting funding for
conservation work. Many organizations are reluctant to fund conservation
because they feel that there are "no standards" and criteria by which to
determine who is qualified to do the work.

Granted certification won't guarantee that either, but from their point of
view it could make it easier to consider funding a project because the
conservator "meets" certain criteria.

One of the big questions for me is what is the test. Unless a test is
specialty specific it will have to be unnessarily superficial, and without
a hands-on component almost meaningless. It would also be complex to
administer and expensive.

A purely written, very general test would, however, be much easier to
devise and administer.

A question is, does the public care, and would it be willing to pay for
this, because those costs would be passed on?

In a perfect world, what would people expect from certification program?
(Saying it isn't needed isn't an option, even if that was true)



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Peter D. Verheyen

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