The Legal Aspects of Certification Organizations

Webinar • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits

Safeguarding your certification program is of the utmost importance.  This program provides clear and practical guidance regarding how to protect a certification organization from legal challenges, and comply with federal and state laws.

Register today for The Legal Aspects of Certification Organizations

In this 90-minute webinar, attorney Katie Meyer draws on her expertise of certification and intellectual property law to discuss the legal risks involved with creating and maintaining a certification program, and to provide guidance as to how to protect your organization from legal challenges.  

You’ll learn more about the new secure test rules recently issued by the U.S. Copyright Office, and how to properly register your certification trademarks.

Additionally, you will learn how to review and provide testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how to create and maintain a discipline process that can withstand a legal challenge. You’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register today to learn more about how to:

  • Expand your organization’s intellectual property protections to cover tests and credentials
  • Create a legally defensible discipline process for certificants
  • Comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act’s ”best ensure” standard
  • Implement the right rules and procedures for obtaining and maintaining credentials
  • Properly review certification and recertification applications
  • Review testing misconduct cases

Remember, unless you understand the legal aspects of certification, your credentialing program could be vulnerable to legal challenges.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the best ways to protect your organization, and its most important asset – its certification program.

Register today for The Legal Aspects of Certification Organizations.

Meet Your Trainers

Katharine F. Meyer, principal at GKG Law, has been practicing law for over 20 years.  She provides legal advice to nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies regarding credentialing, contracts, employment, intellectual property, social media, antitrust compliance, corporate governance and corporate transactional matters.  She is a frequent writer for numerous trade association journals, including Association TRENDS.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to trade associations, professional societies, and accrediting and certifying boards. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Association staff education executives
  • Association education managers
  • Association counsel

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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