HARRISBURG – The process for tracking continuing education requirements for licensed PA professionals would be improved under a bill approved by the state Senate. Certain professions require continuing education and state boards and commissions track professionals’ compliance with the requirements. Failure to complete such requirements can lead to the suspension or loss of a professional license. Boards and commissions sometimes fail to process professionals’ continuing education requirements in a timely fashion, which can jeopardize their licenses or ability to serve their clients. Senate Bill 1242 would give the PA Department of State the authority to modernize and streamline the process for verifying professional continuing education compliance by creating a continuing education tracking system for use by licensees, boards, and continuing education providers. The bill now heads to the PA House.