NARA Licensing Curriculum
The National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) is pleased to present for purchase the 2000 Edition of the NARA Licensing Curriculum. NARA, founded in 1976, is an international organization whose mission is “Consumer protection through prevention.” NARA’s members include individuals and organizations from the United States and Canada who are dedicated to promoting excellence in human care regulation and licensing through leadership, education, collaboration and services. NARA members represent part-day and residential licensing from the fields of child care, child welfare, adult care, assisted living, drug and alcohol and disability licensing.
NARA provides training and consultation to regulators and others on such topics as: rule formulation, legal and constitutional issues, managing complaints, enforcement, provider support services and ethics through on-site training for states/provinces/territories, the NARA Annual Licensing Seminar and other conference presentations. NARA also provides on-site consultation and technical assistance on such topics as regulatory reform, organization development, workload standards and instrument design. NARA conducts research studies on topics such as types and frequency of inspections, emerging trends and enforcement strategies. Since 1995, NARA has provided consultation to at least 20 states/provinces/territories. In addition, NARA responds to numerous telephone, email and web-site requests for technical assistance in a broad range of topics relating to regulatory administration and licensing issues.
Purposes and Goals of the Curriculum
The 2000 Edition of the NARA Licensing Curriculum has been updated in content and appearance but remains true to the purposes and goals NARA established in 1986 when work began on the original edition:
The 2000 Edition contains 12 chapters on licensing fundamentals for line, managerial, provider support and policy development professionals. Unlike the original edition, which contained 10 chapters in trainer-support format, the 2000 Edition is designed for direct consumption by readers.
NARA also offers training on the material to help licensing agencies integrate and consolidate the many concepts introduced in the chapters. It is not enough to read and understand the principles in isolation and in the abstract. A licensor must be able to weave the principles into a coherent response in the dynamic context of unique situations encountered in daily practice.
Assuredly, this edition does not include everything a licensor needs to know. Just as certainly, however, these are the foundations for a journey toward regulatory excellence―a journey the professional must make to realize NARA’s mission for millions of children and vulnerable adults in daily care in a wide variety of human care industries: Consumer Protection Through Prevention.
The NARA Licensing Curriculum is available for purchase by NARA Members ($175) and non-members ($250).