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It's no secret we're a company built by regulators for regulators. Here we present insight, opinion, and analysis on the what, why, and how of regulatory licensing and government technology from experts within Thentia and beyond.

Insight & Analysis
Educational requirements in professional licensing: alternative pathways for internationally educated applicants InsightJanuary 21, 2022
Educational requirements in professional licensing...

Many regulators require applicants to complete approved educational programs to be eligible for a license. But what happens for internationally educated applicants?

Professional associations: how are they different from regulators? InsightJanuary 7, 2022
Professional associations: how are they different ...

A deep dive into the similarities and differences between professional associations and regulatory bodies.

Triaging complaints: recognizing signs of mental illness InsightJanuary 3, 2022
Triaging complaints: recognizing signs of mental i...

How can regulators respond to signs of mental illness that present themselves in the complaints process?

Defining and achieving regulatory excellence (Part 2): recommendations and measuring progress InsightDecember 10, 2021
Defining and achieving regulatory excellence (Part...

In Part 2 of our exploration of regulatory excellence, we look at the practical steps regulators can take to achieve excellence and how they can measure progress.

Continuing education requirements in the U.S.: an overview InsightDecember 3, 2021
Continuing education requirements in the U.S.: an ...

In what professions are continuing education credits required for re-licensure? What does the educational process look like? We look at this and more in this week’s blog post.

The social media debate: should it be regulated? InsightNovember 25, 2021
The social media debate: should it be regulated?

To explore the pros and cons of social media regulation, we conducted an internal exercise with Thentians. Here’s what they had to say.

Defining and achieving regulatory excellence: a general framework for regulators InsightNovember 19, 2021
Defining and achieving regulatory excellence: a ge...

In recent years, a commitment to regulatory excellence has become a commonly found priority embedded in the mission or vision statements of regulators. But what exactly defines regulatory excellence?

Social media regulation in the United States: past, present, and future InsightNovember 12, 2021
Social media regulation in the United States: past...

Since the explosion of Myspace (and later Facebook) in the early 21st century, social media has shaped, informed, and influenced…

Right-touch regulation in practice: international case studies InsightNovember 5, 2021
Right-touch regulation in practice: international ...

Get a better idea of how Right-touch regulation is used in practice from two regulators who use it to craft better regulation.

Fast fashion – slow regulation: how regulators struggle to keep up InsightNovember 1, 2021
Fast fashion – slow regulation: how regulators s...

When we head to the shopping mall or (increasingly) shop online, buy our clothes, and get dressed every morning, most…

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