Massachusetts Licensure Application - Question on Sec. 28
Hi all. I was hoping someone on here (maybe someone who was more recently licensed in MA) could shed some light on Section 28 of the application. This is the section where reference materials to showcase experience are compiled and organized. I recently contacted the MA board to ask this question but thought I might give it a try here while I await a response. The following is from an email sent:
I am currently working through Section 28 of my PLS application and would greatly appreciate some clarification regarding the furnishing of reference materials specifically as it relates to the experience table. Am I correct in my interpretation of the instructions that I might have multiple job packages (field notes, sketches, title chains…etc.) which all fall under a particular experience category such as “ADM” or “CHF” and furthermore that any cluster of job packages falling under its respective experience category would then be prefaced with a single cover sheet for that line (engagement) number?
Alternatively, in looking at the information that is requested on the experience cover sheet, the language leads me to believe that a coversheet might preface each individual job package and that these job packages would then have their own line and engagement number on the table. I’m confused, slightly as to how this should be organized so again any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
The majority of the application is very straight forward in my opinion, but I'm guessing I can't be the only person who has encountered this section and second guessed their own organization structure. I spoke to a former colleague who was recently licensed in NH and learned that for that application, each job package has it's own cover sheet. Although this a different state / different application, it makes me second guess things even more. Any takers? Thanks and enjoy your weekend everyone.
When I filed my application in the state of NJ, in 91 or 92, they asked for a detailed breakdown of experience, including, employer, position tasks and time spent on each. I wrote detailed breakdowns through each level of employment, with only two employers at the time, but, several promotions.
About a month later I received a notification that the review of my application has been paused because it didn't properly detail my work experience. In reply, I sent them a 3 line summery of work experience for each employer and they approved my application.
It's difficult to tell what they really want to see.
Sounds like my days working for a Government contractor. You either gave them the absolute minimum response or you baffled them with bullshit. Reports, for example, received praise based on the weight of the final product. No one was actually going to read everything if it was big enough.
Yes, put them in job packages with research, field notes, worksheets, final plans, etc.
I know that's what I've done when required to give proof of experience, and I can't see of any other logical, concise, and coherent way of doing it otherwise.
MA requires you to submit actual work product from projects?? That's crazy. I fail to see how that is an effective way to review applications for licensure.