Arkansas Licensed Counselor Verification Now Available via Internet; Board of Examiners in Counseling Deploys Key Services on New Web Site

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Information Network of

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens can now use the
 Internet to quickly and easily verify that their Counselor or Marriage and
 Family Therapist is licensed in Arkansas.  The Arkansas State Board of
 Examiners in Counseling, through its partnership with the Information Network
 of Arkansas (INA), has deployed its key services through the Board's web site
 at www.state.ar.us/abec.
     "Our new secure and easy-to-use site makes the Board's processes and
 information resources accessible to citizens and licensed professionals
 alike," said Board Chairman, Garry Teeter.  "Putting our services on the
 Internet significantly increases efficiency.  For example, Counselors may
 process their license renewal in just minutes, online, versus the time-
 consuming manual process.  The use of this technology saves the counselors
 time and money while providing the Board up-to-date information for public
 records.  The Board's goal is to create services that allow these busy
 professionals to focus on their clients rather than paperwork."
     Other features available on the web site include a searchable database of
 licensed Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists in the state,
 continuing education forms and policies, the laws, rules and regulations that
 regulate counseling, as well as useful contact information.
     INA is a public instrumentality of the State of Arkansas and manages the
 State's web portal.  INA is managed by the Arkansas Information Consortium, a
 wholly owned subsidiary of the National Information Consortium (NIC).
 NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the world's largest eGovernment solutions provider
 dedicated to positively transforming the relationships among citizens,
 businesses and government.   For more information, please visit NIC at
 www.nicusa.com.
 
      Contacts:  Janet Grard, Director of eGovernment Services
                 Janet@ark.org, 501.324.8907
 
                 Robert Chandler, Network General Manager
                 Robert@ark.org, 501.324.8900
 
 

SOURCE Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Information Network of
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens can now use the
 Internet to quickly and easily verify that their Counselor or Marriage and
 Family Therapist is licensed in Arkansas.  The Arkansas State Board of
 Examiners in Counseling, through its partnership with the Information Network
 of Arkansas (INA), has deployed its key services through the Board's web site
 at www.state.ar.us/abec.
     "Our new secure and easy-to-use site makes the Board's processes and
 information resources accessible to citizens and licensed professionals
 alike," said Board Chairman, Garry Teeter.  "Putting our services on the
 Internet significantly increases efficiency.  For example, Counselors may
 process their license renewal in just minutes, online, versus the time-
 consuming manual process.  The use of this technology saves the counselors
 time and money while providing the Board up-to-date information for public
 records.  The Board's goal is to create services that allow these busy
 professionals to focus on their clients rather than paperwork."
     Other features available on the web site include a searchable database of
 licensed Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists in the state,
 continuing education forms and policies, the laws, rules and regulations that
 regulate counseling, as well as useful contact information.
     INA is a public instrumentality of the State of Arkansas and manages the
 State's web portal.  INA is managed by the Arkansas Information Consortium, a
 wholly owned subsidiary of the National Information Consortium (NIC).
 NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the world's largest eGovernment solutions provider
 dedicated to positively transforming the relationships among citizens,
 businesses and government.   For more information, please visit NIC at
 www.nicusa.com.
 
      Contacts:  Janet Grard, Director of eGovernment Services
                 Janet@ark.org, 501.324.8907
 
                 Robert Chandler, Network General Manager
                 Robert@ark.org, 501.324.8900
 
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