Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS) was established in 1998 as a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Inc. (NASBA) to leverage NASBA’s expertise, experience, systems and services in expanding into non-accounting disciplines, regulatory boards and certifying bodies. In June 2011, a management team consisting of Mark Setash and Jeff Blake, in partnership with a private investment firm, acquired a majority share of PCS from NASBA. NASBA continues to maintain a minority share of PCS and PCS will remain in Nashville, TN. Mark and Jeff bring with them more than twenty-five years of experience in the testing industry.
The demand for professional and occupational certification and licensure continues to increase as professions and occupations become more specialized and issues such as individual professional accountability become increasingly critical. State, national and international regulatory agencies must continue to seek improved cost effectiveness in the regulation and management of their respective professions. Ongoing restrictions on budgets, increased workloads and expanded regulatory restrictions make the option of outsourcing of examination services a viable and serious consideration.
PCS focuses on providing examination development, examination administration and licensure and certification services to state, national and international organizations responsible for the regulation and management of occupations and professions.
PCS understands the uniqueness of each regulatory agency in the performance of their responsibilities to its jurisdiction and its candidates. Accountability, regulatory parameters, staffing needs and budget limitations all contribute to the ability of an agency to meet the expectations of their profession relative to regulation and management. PCS currently provides examination services in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 50 plus professions and occupations. PCS also provides services to several national and international associations.
PCS is firmly committed to providing all clients “Solutions That Exceed Expectations.” PCS welcomes the opportunity to present exceptional quality service and attention to detail that your organization demands. Contact us today!
“In our early days, the FSMTB was much like a diamond in the rough and through our collaborative teamwork with PCS we have been able to quickly and expertly provide the polish for delivery of our services to the regulatory community. The FSMTB values people – it’s even highlighted as an utmost priority in our strategic values – so it is a perfect fit for the FSMTB to align with the customer-focused service delivery that PCS provides. We shall continue to build on our accomplishments and remain equally tenacious with PCS in managing and ensuring future successes as a result of this valuable partnership.”
Debra Persinger, Executive Director
Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards