Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Applicant Requirements – California Board of Behavioral Sciences #counselor #degree #requirements


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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) In-State Applicant Requirements

The following is a brief overview of the requirements for an in-state LPCC applicant. In-state applicants must register as a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI) upon graduation in order to gain hours of experience. Upon receipt of an application deficiency notice, if one is necessary, the applicant will have one year to remedy any application deficiencies identified in the BBS’ evaluation. The intern registration cannot be issued until deficiencies have been resolved.

Education Requirements

The education requirements described in the sections below, apply only to applicants who enroll in a qualifying degree program on or after August 1, 2012 or who complete their current degree program after December 31, 2018.
(Sources: Business and Professions Code Section 4999.33; California Code of Regulations Title 16, Section 1806.)

Degree Requirements

Applicants must possess a master’s or doctoral degree that is at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units and counseling or psychotherapy in content and from a regionally accredited or Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) approved institution, as defined under BPC Section 4999.12. Specifically, this means a degree must include:

  • 10 of 13 Core Content Areas
  • Six semester or nine quarter units of supervised practicum or field study with a minimum of 280 hours of face-to-face supervised clinical experience counseling individuals, families, or groups; and,
  • A minimum of 15 semester units or 22.5 quarter units of advanced coursework.

If an applicant’s degree includes only 10 of the 13 core content areas, the missing three content areas must be remediated via post-master’s or postdoctoral coursework at a regionally accredited or BPPE approved institution, as defined under BPC Section 4999.12. LPCC programs offering the required coursework may be found through the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC ) website, or the Board’s Schools with LPCC-related Programs page.

Supervised Work Experience Requirements

Supervised work experience must be gained after the conferral date of the applicant s qualifying degree. All hours of supervised work experience must be gained while registered as a PCCI, with the exception of the following:

  • Supervised work experience hours gained immediately after graduation, but prior to registration as a PCCI, may be credited towards experience requirements, provided they:
    1. Apply for PCCI registration within 90 days of the qualifying degree conferral date; and
    2. Complete application deficiencies within one year of being notified and receive the registration number.
  • Supervised work experience gained out of state, no more than six years prior to the date the application for examination eligibility is filed.

Additionally, a PCCI cannot work or gain supervised experience in a private practice setting, until officially registered with the BBS.

Supervised Weeks

In order to qualify for licensure examination eligibility, a PCCI must complete at least 104 weeks of supervision. The minimum amount of supervision required per week is either one hour of individual supervision or two hours of group supervision. Of the 104 weeks of supervision, at least 52 weeks must be weeks in which the registrant received at least one hour of individual supervision.

A PCCI working in a governmental entity, a school, a college, or a university, or an institution that is both non-profit and charitable may obtain the required direct supervisor contact via videoconferencing.

Hours of Experience

In order to claim any work experience towards the required 3,000 hours of experience, a PCCI must receive at least one hour of individual supervision or two hours of group supervision during the same week that the hours were gained. A PCCI who earns in excess of 10 hours of direct counseling work experience in a week must obtain one additional hour of individual or two additional hours of group supervision. A maximum of 40 hours of work experience may be gained in a week.

Additionally, at least 150 hours of clinical experience must be gained in a hospital or community mental health setting. Detailed breakdowns for the categories of supervised experience, which an applicant may claim are found in the Board s New Option for Supervised Experience Categories document.

Examination Eligibility

Once a PCCI meets all experience requirements, they will submit the application for examination eligibility. The law stipulates that at the time the Board receives the application for examination eligibility, the qualifying supervised work experience shall be gained no more than six years prior to application.

For example, the BBS receives Susan’s application for LPCC examination eligibility on April 27, 2013. The hours of supervised work experience earned between April 27, 2007 and April 27, 2013 will meet the six-year requirement.

Examinations

Applicants must receive a passing score on the following examinations:

  1. California Law and Ethics Examination
  2. National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE)

Applicants must first pass the California Law and Ethics Examination before they can take the NCMHCE. Please continue to check the Boar’s web-site for future updates relating to LPCC licensure requirements.

All applicants must be fingerprinted with the BBS. The Applicant Fingerprinting Requirements provides specific information on the fingerprinting process.

Application Packets


Photo ID Requirements: Certification Documents: Certification: American Welding Society #certification, #photo, #requirements, #card


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Photo ID Requirements

Photo ID Requirements

AWS adopts the same guidelines for photos as does the U.S. Department of State for passport photos. The following guidelines are borrowed and modified from the U.S. Department of State website.

Your photo is a vital part of your application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the AWS.

We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.

If you are applying for a Certification, you must provide one (1) passport-style photograph. Your photo must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
    • Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily
    • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face
    • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo
    • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
    • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash

Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

Want to take the photo yourself?

While we recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements, you may take the photo yourself. Hand-held self-portraits are not acceptable. Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. Please use reliable references for guidance on taking your own photo. There are several online software tools for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the tool you use produces a photo that meets AWS specifications.

Renewals/Recertification – Change of Appearance

If you cannot be identified from your current photo on file with AWS, you should submit a new photo with your renewal or recertification application.

Examination results will NOT be released until we receive the 2 x 2 inch color passport – style photograph. To avoid delays in receiving your examination results, please mail your photo to the address listed below:

American Welding Society
Certification Department Photo Center
8669 NW 36 Street Suite 130
Miami, FL 33166-6672

We recommend using priority mail with tracking options.

For question or concerns, please call the Certification Department 800-443-9353, extension 273.


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Photo Identification Requirements for Vehicle Title Application

When you purchase a vehicle in Texas, you must show the proper photo identification to obtain a title and registration. A list of acceptable identification documents can be found under the Forms of Identification tab.

The vehicle will be titled in the legal name shown on your photo identification.

Identification Requirements

Individuals

If purchasing a vehicle from a dealer, provide the dealer with your identification.

If purchasing a vehicle from an individual, bring your identification document and all other required application forms and fees with you to your county office when applying for your new title.

If you plan to title the vehicle in more than one name, it is only necessary for one of the owners to provide the proper form of identification.

Businesses and Organizations

Additional identification rules apply for titling a vehicle in the name of a business or organization.

Employees authorized to title a vehicle for leasing companies, government entities, organizations and private businesses must provide the following in addition to one of the acceptable forms of identification listed under the Forms of Identification tab:

  • A letter of authorization on the employer’s official letterhead, or
  • An official business card with the employer and employee’s name

Power of Attorney

If you are applying for a title on behalf of another person. you will need to have a Power of Attorney along with all the documents below:

  • Identification matching the person or employee of the entity named as power of attorney, and
  • Identification of the owner or lienholder.

If you are applying for a title on behalf of another company. you will need to have a Power of Attorney along with an official business card or letter of authorization on company letterhead that matches the identification of the employee.

Trusts

If applying for a title in the name of a trust, the identification of the trustee must be presented.

Forms of Identification

  • A driver’s license or state identification certificate issued by a state or territory of the United States.
  • United States or foreign passport.
  • U.S. military identification card.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security identification document.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services identification document.
  • U.S. Department of State identification document.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) identification.
  • Identification issued under a Status of Forces Agreement.

The acceptable identification documents listed above must include:

  • a photo of the applicant;
  • a unique identification number; and,
  • an expiration date.

Note: “Current” is defined as not expired more than twelve months from the expiration date of the identification document for title and registration applications.


Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA – The Healthcare Lawyer #hipaa #privacy #notice #requirements


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Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA

The HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices is one of the many requirements under the general umbrella of HIPAA. In fact, many organizations forget that not only is the Notice of Privacy Practices required, but also is the policy and procedures to support the Notice of Privacy Practices. In this post, we are going to analyze the requirements and common questions regarding the Notice of Privacy Practices that is required for all covered entities, business associates, and subcontractors.

What are the Notice of Privacy Practices?

The Notice of Privacy Practices is a document that can be provided to patients or customers that includes information on how their medical information is used. In fact, the regulations require a notice on each Notice of Privacy Practices that explains what the actual document is. To understand what the document is, it is better to understand the goals of the document. The goal is to (a) describe to the patient how their medical information is used; (b) describe to the patient how their medical information is disclosed; and (c) describe to the patient how they can get access to this information. In a nutshell, it is allowing patients to know exactly what you as a organization will be doing with their medical information!

Must All Patients and/or Customers Receive This Document?

Actually no. Although most are required to have the right of adequate notice of the uses and disclosures of protected health information, there are exceptions to this. The first exception is for individuals in a group health plan. This does not absolve organizations from the Notice of Privacy Practices but actually puts additional requirements on group health plans. So although this is a slight exception, it is less of an exception and more of a tweak to the requirements. However, the actual exception relates to inmates and correctional institutions that are covered entities. In short, if your correctional institution is a covered entity, the Notice of Privacy Practices does not apply to your organization s situation.

What is Required in the Notice of Privacy Practices?

A lot! However, we will take this one by one. First, there needs to be a header statement in the following format:

  • “THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.”

Second, the following items must be contained in the Notice of Privacy Practices and generally they describe the actual uses and disclosure notices:

  • A description, including at least one example, of the types of uses and disclosures that the covered entity is permitted by HIPAA to make for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment, and health care operations.
  • A description of each of the other purposes for which the covered entity is permitted or required by HIPAA to use or disclose protected health information without the individual s written authorization.
  • If a use or disclosure for any purpose described in the first two prongs above is prohibited or materially limited by other applicable law, the description of such use or disclosure must reflect the more stringent law which is a reference that State law may be more stringent and must be included if conflicting with the first two descriptions above.
  • For each purpose described in the first two prongs, the description must include sufficient detail to place the individual on notice of the uses and disclosures that are permitted or required by HIPAA and other applicable law.
  • A description of the types of uses and disclosures that require an authorization a statement that other uses and disclosures not described in the notice will be made only with the individual s written authorization, and a statement that the individual may revoke an authorization.

Third, in the event a covered entity engages in the following activities, the description required for the first prong above must include a separate statement informing the patient or customer of the following:

The covered entity may contact the individual to raise funds for the covered entity and the individual has a right to opt out of receiving such communications;

The group health plan, or a health insurance issuer or HMO with respect to a group health plan, may disclose protected health information to the sponsor of the plan; or

If a covered entity that is a health plan, with some exclusions , intends to use or disclose protected health information for underwriting purposes, a statement that the covered entity is prohibited from using or disclosing protected health information that is genetic information of an individual for such purposes.

Fourth, the Notice of Privacy Practices must include information specifically related to individual rights. This information includes the following:

  • The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information as allowed by HIPAA, including a statement that the covered entity is not required to agree to a requested restriction, except in case situations in which it is required by HIPAA;
  • The right to receive confidential communications of protected health information as provided by HIPAA;
  • The right to inspect and copy protected health information as provided by HIPAA;
  • The right to amend protected health information as provided by HIPAA;
  • The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information as provided by HIPAA; and
  • The right of an individual, including an individual who has agreed to receive the notice electronically in accordance with paragraph (c)(3) of this section, to obtain a paper copy of the notice from the covered entity upon request.

Finally, the Notice of Privacy Practices must include the following information related to the covered entity s duties, complaints, contact information, and effective date:

  • A statement that the covered entity is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information;
  • A statement that the covered entity is required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect;
  • For the covered entity to apply a change in a privacy practice that is described in the notice to protected health information that the covered entity created or received prior to issuing a revised notice, in accordance with§ 164.530(i)(2)(ii), a statement that it reserves the right to change the terms of its notice and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains. The statement must also describe how it will provide individuals with a revised notice;
  • The notice must contain a statement that individuals may complain to the covered entity and to the Secretary if they believe their privacy rights have been violated, a brief description of how the individual may file a complaint with the covered entity, and a statement that the individual will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint;
  • The notice must contain the name, or title, and telephone number of a person or office to contact for further information; and
  • The notice must contain the date on which the notice is first in effect, which may not be earlier than the date on which the notice is printed or otherwise published.

Who Must the Notice of Privacy Practices be Provided to?

The Notice of Privacy Practices in general must be available to any person. However, health plans must provide the Notice of Privacy Practices to members. There are specific requirements for that. In addition, the covered health care provider that directly treats patients must provide the notice on the first date of service delivery or in the event of an emergency, as soon as reasonably possible.

What Happens if we make Revisions to the Notice of Privacy Practices?

If revisions are made and it would be considered a material change, the notice must be redistributed. Keep in mind though that any material change cannot be implemented prior to the effective date of the notice.

In conclusion, the Notice of Privacy Practices is a straightforward area, with some very grey issues involved. For more information on the Notice of Privacy Practices regulations, click here.

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  • Admission Requirements #washington #university #admission #requirements


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    Iowa State University
    Admissions

    Admission Requirements

    Regent Admission Index

    Students who wish to enter Iowa State University directly from high school will be admitted based upon their Regent Admission Index (RAI) score. There are two mathematical formulas for computing student’s RAI scores, the primary RAI formula (for students whose high school provides class rank) and the Alternative RAI formula (for students whose high school does not provide class rank). Below is a detailed description of each formula:

    Primary RAI Formula (for students whose high school provides class rank)

    Alternative RAI Formula (for students whose high school does NOT provide class rank)

    Percentile class rank x 1 + ACT composite score x 2 + Cumulative GPA x 20 + Number of years of high school core courses x 5 RAI score

    ACT composite score x 3 + Cumulative GPA x 30 + Number of years of high school core courses x 5
    RAI score

    Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalents; high school rank is expressed as a percentile with 99% as the top value; high school GPA is expressed on a 4-point scale; and number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years of study.

    Applicants who achieve at least a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements will automatically be offered admission. Applicants who achieve less than a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements may also be offered admission, but their applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

    Minimum High School Course Requirements for Admission

    Students who wish to enter Iowa State University directly from high school must also meet the minimum high school course requirements for admission as indicated below:

    Additional entrance requirements for the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences

    In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.

    Nontraditional students

    Nontraditional students are held to the same high school course requirements as all entering freshmen. However, because research has shown that traditional measures of high school performance (e.g. GPA, class rank) are not always good predictors of academic success for nontraditional students, those who achieve less than a 245 RAI score are still encouraged to apply for admission.

    General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

    General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

    GED taken prior to 2014

    Applicants who have achieved an overall average score at the 50th percentile or higher with no score lower than the 45th percentile will be offered admission. Applicants are also required to achieve GED sub-test scores at the 75th percentile for subject areas in which they did not satisfy the Minimum High School Course Requirements for Admission .

    GED taken in 2014 or later

    Applicants who have achieved a score of 170 or higher on each of the four content areas (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies) will be offered admission.

    High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

    In January, 2014, the state of Iowa began using the HiSET (in place of the GED) as the assessment for persons who wish to earn their high school equivalency diploma. The HiSET is composed of five sub-tests listed below, each of which are scored from 1-20 with a score of 8 considered “passing” and a score of 15 considered “college ready”. The total HiSET score ranges from 1-100.

    • Language Arts – Reading
    • Language Arts – Writing
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science

    Freshman applicants who achieve a minimum sum score of 75 on the HiSET and a minimum score of 15 on each of the five sub-tests will automatically be offered admission. Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

    Home schooled students

    Each year, Iowa State welcomes freshman applicants who have been educated at home.

    Because all of the factors which make up the RAI are typically not available for home schooled students, all home schooled applicants must undergo an individual review before an admission decision is made.

    In addition to submitting the freshman application for admission, home schooled students must also submit the following items:

    • Home school transcript. For each core course the student has studied, the transcript should include the subject title, text book used, and course syllabus.
    • High school transcript if any courses have been taken through the local high school.
    • College transcript(s) if any college coursework has been attempted.
    • Official ACT or SAT scores (must be received directly from the testing agency).

    Please contact the Office of Admissions for additional details.

    Students with disabilities

    Students with documented disabilities are held to Iowa State’s regular freshman admission requirements. Those who feel their academic record does not accurately reflect their ability to succeed and, therefore, wish to be considered for admission on an individual basis are asked to submit additional documentation explaining their circumstances. This documentation should include:

    • A letter from the applicant requesting special consideration. This letter should identify the disability and include a description of how the disability impacts academic performance.
    • Information pertaining to accommodations and services used in high school or the most recent educational setting.
    • A recent typed report prepared by a qualified provider that contains a specific current diagnosis, treatment history, and existing functional impact as it relates to one’s participation at Iowa State University. Please refer to Student Disability Resources Web site for more details on documentation requirements.

    For additional information about services for students with disabilities, visit Student Disability Resources .

    Summer trial enrollment

    Some freshman applicants who are not admitted unconditionally are offered the opportunity to enroll during the summer session on a trial basis. View more information about summer trial enrollment .


    International Business Administration (IBA) – Bachelor – s degree programmes – Bachelor – s Degree Programmes, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, international business degree requirements.#International #business #degree #requirements


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    International Business Administration

    The IBA programme will give you the necessary theoretical knowledge to succeed in the marketplace and will introduce you to the practical application of disciplines that are at the very heart of International Business Administration: Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Organization, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Technology. Our IBA programme will help you develop an integrated perspective to understand and influence international business issues. You will learn to think strategically and gain a balanced overview of diverse and interconnected organizational issues. You will also learn how to make decisions that can affect the various components of an organization. These studies will enable you to bring success to businesses anywhere – and hence also to your own career.

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    Your future prospects

    Graduating from this programme you will earn you the title of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Business Administration. Our faculty offers you a broad range of options for continuing your studies after you have completed your Bachelor’s.

    Admission and application

    An education level at least equivalent to Dutch VWO is required (i.e., a diploma for secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (VWO) , e.g. International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate) with Mathematics A or B (or other examination results which prove that the student has achieved this level). You are allowed to have a deficiency regarding these criteria at the time of application but the criteria should be fully met before the start of the programme.

    The selection will be based on a point system. Points will be based on the following criteria:

    d) Motivation (max 10 points of 100)

    The selection for the IBA programme applies to 100% of the available 200 places. You may participate three times in the selection procedure, to offer you the opportunity to improve your Mathematics, English proficiency level, and/or international experience. The closing date for registration in the national application system called Studielink is 15 January 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. After 15 January 2017, you have until 20 February 2017 to provide the required documents. Any documents uploaded after 20 February 2017 will not be taken into consideration and will lead to a zero score on the criterion concerned.

    Should you have problems submitting required documents like an English proficiency or Mathematics test result or would you be unable to supply us with a diploma before 15 July, please contact the International Student Advisor Ester de Koning at VU International Office: [email protected]

    Chinese students who wish to enroll in an English-taught programme at a Dutch higher education institution are required to apply for a Nuffic Certificate. Nuffic sends this certificate directly to the relevant Dutch higher education institution once it has been issued. More information on the Nuffic Certificate for Chinese students.

    Start September 2017?

    All students seeking admission to an international Bachelor’s programme with an international degree are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the evaluation of your application file. If you are applying for more than one programme, you will only need to pay the application fee once. Your application fee payment is valid for two years.

    After applying for a programme in studielink, you will receive login details for our VUnet student portal. Before arranging payment of the application fee, you first need to confirm your programme application by answering some questions and submitting some documents in the VUnet portal. After completing the programme application the online payment tool will become available and you will be able to arrange the payment of the application fee with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal. After you have arranged your payment online you will receive a confirmation e-mail, and the payment status will change to ‘PAID’*.

    If you do not wish to arrange your payment online you can also make a bank transfer using the following bank details:

    Name of bank: Deutsche Bank

    Address of bank: De Entree 99-197, 1101 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Contact

    Contact the IBA international officer at [email protected]

    Feel free to contact the board members of Aureus at [email protected] They will be more than willing to put you in touch with a student who is currently participating in this programme.

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    How will you be spending your time?

    The IBA is a full-time, English-taught programme that takes three years to complete. A year has six periods. During most periods you will work intensively on two courses simultaneously. Outside of class you will work on assignments in student teams. You will combine in-depth business subjects with academic skills, research methods and personal development, all with an international orientation.

    People in Business and Society

    During this course you are invited to engage in cultures, understanding people working in international organizations and to develop your own view. You will be encouraged to look beyond boarders and obtain an understanding of current events from a (cross-)cultural perspective and to learn how this transcends into managing people effectively in a cross-cultural setting. We will challenge you with a view on professional development in an international context, make you work together on creating your own IBA culture and critically reflect on business cases from a cross-cultural perspective.

    Mathematics is a challenging but highly relevant topic for any international business student. Doing business for sure means having a vision, but it also means having the numbers right. You cannot develop a sound business plan without understanding and using mathematics, and you need mathematics in order to plan your stocks and trucks. In the business literature, we see many mathematical models, for scheduling, finance, and investments. Using such models requires a basic understanding of mathematical principles related to multi-variable calculus, optimization and expectation. Furthermore, today’s simple calculations require basic skills in setting up and handling spreadsheets and typesetting formulas. This course therefore also addresses such general skills.

    During this introductory course into organization theory we will start unpacking the theoretical tools with which you can understand what an organization is, how organizations function, and how different organizational structures influence various outcomes. The main part of the course deals with various theories that describe and explain the relationships between action in organizations and their outcomes. In addition, we start building the academic skills that you increasingly need when your studies progress. Along the way, we go through various examples of organizations – factories in 19th century industrial England, contemporary prisons in the US, the creative companies of the 21st century – to put flesh on the bones of organization theories. Though our focus is on general organization theories that can be applied across different organizational and national contexts, we explicitly discuss international business related issues, such as how managerial ideas spread across national contexts.

    This course provides you with a fundamental knowledge of the marketing field, while at the same time creating an intercultural sensitivity. Although the consequences of cultural differences are obvious, they are not simple to analyze, describe or categorize. We start again from a people perspective, building on your understanding of cultural differences and intercultural interactions and move from there to connecting this knowledge to international marketing. You will gain a basic knowledge and understanding of marketing strategy and tactics and the things you need to be aware of as a marketeer when practicing marketing across cultures.


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    Photo ID Required to Vote

    Photo ID Required to Vote

    About Virginia Voter Photo Identification

    Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place.

    There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms of photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired. These photo IDs include:

    • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
    • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
    • Valid United States Passport
    • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
    • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
    • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
    • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
    • For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs
    • Virginia Photo IDs Statistics

    If you don t have one of these photo IDs, or you do but it s expired, don t worry, we ve got you covered!

    Simply go to your nearest Voter Registration Office ( and apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card.)

    You can apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card throughout the year from any local voter registration office, even on Election Day. First, complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application (English | Español ) in the presence of a designated Virginia Election Official. Second, an Election Official will then take your picture and have you sign a digital signature pad. Once those two steps are complete, your Virginia Voter Photo ID Card is printed and mailed to your address on file in the Voter Registration System.

    In special circumstances 1. a designated Virginia Election Official will print a Temporary Identification Document which you may use while awaiting your Virginia Voter Photo ID Card to arrive in the mail, which usually takes about two to four weeks. Voters who receive a Temporary Identification Document prior to an upcoming election may use their Temporary Identification Document to cast a regular ballot on Election Day. A Temporary Identification Document may also be used when voting in-person absentee prior to the election.

    Voters who register to vote for the first time may also apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card when they submit their voter registration application.

    Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Who Arrive Without Identification on Election Day

    If you arrive at your polling place without an acceptable form of photo ID, you will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, you will be given written instructions from your precinct election officials on how to submit a copy of your photo ID so your vote can be counted.

    A voter who casts a provisional ballot will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of their photo ID to the voter registration office in which the ballot was cast. Voters may submit a copy of their ID via fax, email, in-person submission, or through USPS or commercial delivery service. Please note that the copy of the photo ID must be delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday following the election, or the provisional ballot cannot be counted. A Friday postmark will not be sufficient if the copy of the photo ID is not delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday.

    Partnerships Outreach Toolkit Materials

    The Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) is committed to ensuring that every person desiring to participate in the election process has the opportunity and means to do so. ELECT will engage any group wishing to participate in efforts to ensure that this goal is met.

    To assist people or groups, ELECT has put together toolkits and resources to aid in effective voter education:

    Temporary Identification Documents Information 1 Temporary Identification Documents are provided to Voter Photo ID applicants when an election is less than 21 days away. Voters wishing to receive a Temporary Identification Document must complete the entire application process. Voters who cast a provisional ballot may apply for a Temporary Identification Document up until 12:00 noon on the Friday following the election and from the registration office in which the provisional ballot was cast.


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    What is a ‘Loan’

    A loan is the act of giving money, property or other material goods to another party in exchange for future repayment of the principal amount along with interest or other finance charges. A loan may be for a specific, one-time amount or can be available as an open-ended line of credit up to a specified limit or ceiling amount .

    The terms of a loan are agreed to by each party in the transaction before any money or property changes hands. If the lender requires collateral. that is outlined in the loan documents. Most loans also have provisions regarding the maximum amount of interest, as well as other covenants such as the length of time before repayment is required. A common loan for American consumers is a mortgage. The mortgage calculator below illustrates the various types of mortgages and their different terms.

    Loans can come from individuals, corporations, financial institutions. and governments. They offer a way to grow the overall money supply in an economy as well as open up competition and expand business operations. The interest and fees from loans are a primary source of revenue for many financial institutions such as banks, as well as some retailers through the use of credit facilities .

    The Difference Between Secured Loans and Unsecured Loans

    Loans can be secured or unsecured. Mortgages and car loans are secured loans, as they are both backed or secured by collateral.

    Loans such as credit cards and signature loans are unsecured or not backed by collateral. Unsecured loans typically have higher interest rates than secured loans, as they are riskier for the lender. With a secured loan, the lender can repossess the collateral in the case of default. However, interest rates vary wildly depending on multiple factors.

    Revolving vs. Term Loans

    Loans can also be described as revolving or term. Revolving refers to a loan that can be spent, repaid and spent again, while term refers to a loan paid off in equal monthly installments over a set period called a term. A credit card is an unsecured, revolving loan, while a home equity line of credit is a secured, revolving loan. In contrast, a car loan is a secured, term loan, and a signature loan is an unsecured, term loan.

    How Do Interest Rates Affect Loans?

    Interest rates have a huge effect on loans. In short, loans with high interest rates have higher monthly payments or take longer to pay off than loans with low interest rates. For example, if a person borrows $5,000 on an installment or term loan with a 4.5% interest rate, he faces a monthly payment of $93.22 for the next five years. In contrast, if the interest rate is 9%, the payments climb to $103.79.

    Similarly, if a person owes $10,000 on a credit card with a 6% interest rate and he pays $200 each month, it will take him 58 months or nearly five years to pay off the balance. With a 20% interest rate, the same balance and the same $200 monthly payments, it will take 108 months or nine years to pay off the card.

    BREAKING DOWN ‘Loan’


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    Excelsior College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (formerly NLNAC). Excelsior College is based in Albany, New York and is therefore not included in the list of Florida pre-licensure nursing education programs on our website. You may view the accreditation status of ACEN accredited programs at acenursing.org .

    Graduates of Excelsior s ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing education programs are eligible to apply to the Florida Board of Nursing for licensure by examination pursuant to section 464.008, Florida Statutes. Excelsior nursing graduates who meet the requirements for licensure in Florida are granted full licenses without limitations or conditions.

    A list of all the approved and accredited pre-licensure nursing education programs in Florida are available on website entitled “Compare Florida Prelicensure Nursing Education Programs ”.

    An approved nursing education program is a program for the prelicensure education of professional or practical nurses that is conducted in Florida at an educational institution that is approved and regulated under s.464.019, Florida Statutes. Approved nursing education programs are not required to be accredited; however, many programs are regionally or nationally accredited through educational or vocational accrediting agencies.

    An accredited nursing education program, as defined by s. 464.003, Florida Statutes, is a program for the prelicensure education of professional or practical nurses that is conducted in the United States at an educational institution, whether in Florida, another state, or the District of Columbia, and that is accredited by a specialized nursing accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the United States Secretary of Education to accredit nursing education programs Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)).

    Graduates of both approved and accredited nursing education programs are eligible to apply to the Florida Board of Nursing for licensure by examination.

    Accredited programs included on the Florida Board of Nursing s comparative website are programs that have a physical presence in the state of Florida. Program status of out-of-state nursing education programs may be verified through the specific Board of Nursing that issued approval or through a national nursing accrediting body (ACEN or CCNE).

    The NCLEX or National Council Licensure Examination is the national licensing examination for practical and registered nurses. Quarterly and cumulative passage rates for first time test takers are calculated and published by a contracted testing service and are made available to the Florida Board of Nursing and are posted on the website.

    The NCLEX National Average passage rate is the average number of all member first time test takers for a reporting period, calculated by the National Testing Service using the test takers scores during the reporting period, to determine the average of the conglomerate scores.

    Pursuant to s.464.019, F.S. the Florida Board of Nursing monitors these passage rates to ensure the achievement of Florida approved nursing education program graduates. Approved nursing education programs must achieve a graduate passage rate that is not lower than 10 percentage points less than the average passage rate for graduates of comparable degree programs who are United States educated, first-time test takers on the NCLEX during a calendar year. An approved nursing education program shall be placed on Approved/probationary status by the Florida Board of Nursing pursuant to s. 464.019 for failure to meet the required passage rates on the NCLEX for two consecutive calendar years.

    For more information on NCLEX passage rates or to view individual Florida nursing education program NCLEX passage rates on our interactive website entitled “Compare Florida Prelicensure Nursing Education Programs ”, please visit our Education and Training Programs page .

    Yes. Graduates of nursing education programs with Approved/probationary status are eligible to apply to the Florida Board Nursing for licensure by examination.

    The Accrediting Body category identifies the specific accrediting agency. The Accreditation category indicates the status applied to each nursing education program by the Florida Board of Nursing to indicate whether the program has specialized nursing accreditation, other national or regional educational accreditation, or no accreditation. Nursing education programs may have multiple listings under both categories.

    The percentage of the number of students tracked from program entry to graduation.

    Both types of these professional nursing educational programs prepare the graduate for eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse. A.D.N. or Associate Degree in Nursing programs are usually two year programs. B.S.N. or Bachelor s of Science in Nursing degree programs are usually four year programs.

    To view an application for an approved nursing education program submitted after July 1, 2009 please visit http://ww10.doh.state.fl.us/pub/bon/

    To view an approved nursing education program s annual summary of compliance with s. 464.019, Florida Statutes, please visit http://ww10.doh.state.fl.us/pub/bon/

    Nursing education programs may deliver course content through several venues. Please contact the nursing education program directly for this information.

    The Florida Board of Nursing does not regulate admission criteria for nursing programs. Please contact the nursing program directly for information on advanced placement opportunities

    The Florida Board of Nursing does not regulate post-licensure nursing education programs, for example RN-BSN or other advanced nursing degrees. Please contact the Florida Department of Education for this information. www.fldoe.org .

    Please send your complaint by email or letter giving the details of your complaint to:

    You may view the Chapter 464, Nurse Practice Act, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64B9, Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Administrative Code, please visit (insert link here)

    The application for a new nursing education program is available on our Practical Registered Nurse Education Program renewal page.

    Beginning in 2012, approved nursing education programs that performed below the minimum standard for NCLEX passage rates for two consecutive calendar years will be placed on probation pursuant to section 464.019(5), Florida Statutes. NCLEX scores for the previous calendar year are released in January of each year.

    A program on probation has one year to meet the minimum standard for NCLEX passage rates. If a program meets the minimum standard, the program will be removed from probation. A program on probation that fails to meet the minimum standard will be terminated by the Board of Nursing.

    Pursuant to Florida law, the Board of Nursing is authorized to extend a program’s probationary status for one (1) additional year if the program demonstrates “adequate progress” towards the “graduate passage rate goal”. Nursing education programs that are placed on probation are required to disclose their probationary status in writing to the program’s students and applicants

    Pursuant to Florida law the board shall deny a program application for a new prelicensure nursing education program submitted by an educational institution if the institution has an existing program that is already on probationary status.

    The NCLEX or National Council Licensure Examination is the national licensing examination for practical and registered nurses. Quarterly and cumulative passage rates for first time test takers are calculated and published by a contracted testing service and are made available to the Florida Board of Nursing and are posted on the website.

    The NCLEX National Average passage rate is the average number of all member first time test takers for a reporting period, calculated by the National Testing Service using the test takers’ scores during the reporting period, to determine the average of the conglomerate scores.

    Pursuant to s.464.019, F.S. the Florida Board of Nursing monitors these passage rates to ensure the achievement of Florida approved nursing education program graduates. Approved nursing education programs must achieve a graduate passage rate that is not lower than 10 percentage points less than the average passage rate for graduates of comparable degree programs who are United States educated. An approved nursing education program shall be placed on Approved/probationary status by the Florida Board of Nursing pursuant to s. 464.019 for failure to meet the required passage rates on the NCLEX for two consecutive calendar years (http://laws.flrules.org/2014/92 ).

    For more information on NCLEX passage rates or to view individual Florida nursing education program NCLEX passage rates on our interactive website entitled “Compare Florida Prelicensure Nursing Education Programs”, please visit our Education and Training Programs page.


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    Education and Degree Requirements to Become a Therapist

    No matter how much you love psychology or how much insight you have into the human mind. you will need to meet certain minimum educational requirements to become a therapist in the United States. Each state establishes its own licensing requirements for therapists, and the minimum educational credential to become a therapist is a master s degree.

    Undergraduate Studies

    Before you begin formal training in graduate school to become a therapist, you will have to finish a bachelor s degree at a college or university.

    A major in a field such as psychology or social work can give you the strong background you will need to excel in graduate school. Studying psychology as an undergraduate will give you exposure to the field, and will allow you to fulfill basic prerequisite courses for a graduate school program in psychology. If you want to attend graduate school at the same school where you completed your undergraduate work, majoring in a field related to psychology will also help you get to know the people who might be your professors or peers in graduate school.

    Master s Degree

    Your master s degree is where you will get the specialized training you need to become a licensed therapist. You will likely take classes in interpersonal, group, family, and child psychology, as well as classes on ethics in therapy. psychological theories, research methods, and clinical best practices. There are a wide variety of specialties you can choose in graduate school, and your choice should be dictated by the sort of therapist you hope to be. Some programs to consider include:

    • Social work will prepare you to become a licensed clinical social worker.
    • Child psychology programs train you to work with children.
    • Counseling equips you to work with a wide variety of people across the lifespan.
    • Marriage and family therapy courses can help you become a marriage and family therapist.
    • Psychology programs prepare you for doctoral work to become a licensed psychologist.

    As part of your master s program, you might have to complete a certain number of supervised clinical hours. Your school may assign you to a counseling center or organization, and these clinical hours may help you meet licensing requirements in your state. After you complete your master s degree, you may have a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) or a related master s degree, depending upon the concentration you choose and the structure of your program.

    Doctoral Degree

    A doctoral degree is the highest educational level a therapist can achieve. While it is not required to practice as a therapist, you will have to get a doctorate if you want to become a licensed psychologist. A doctoral degree can also help you gain more knowledge and specialize in a particular area. For example, some therapists choose to complete doctoral degrees in child psychology so that they can learn more about treating children.

    You will take classes as part of your PhD training, but you will also have to write a dissertation. This challenging paper can introduce a new theory to contribute to the field, or present a research study you conducted. You will need to get approval for your dissertation topic, and you will have to defend it in front of a committee after it is completed.

    Future psychologists typically choose between obtaining a PsyD and a PhD in a doctorate program. The PsyD is a practical degree rather than a research-oriented one, it prepares future psychologists to act as counselors. A PhD can also prepare you to become a psychologist, but the focus is generally on research and theory rather than professional training.

    A doctoral degree is different from a medical degree, although people with PhDs are called doctors. People with doctoral degrees cannot write prescriptions for medication. If you want to be able to prescribe psychotropic medication to people, you will have to attend medical school and train to become a physician or psychiatrist .

    Whether you choose to pursue a master s degree or a doctoral degree, remember that each person completes their education at their own pace and in their own way. You may take time off from school during your academic career, work part-time while taking part-time classes, or begin your education to become a therapist after many years spent raising a family or working in a different field altogether. You also may transfer schools during your educational process or adjust your major or program focus as you go.