Momentous things are happening! First, go vote if you are a US citizen, and, second, we are well into the process of initiating virtual inspections. Sharpen your voting pencils and also your quality pencils (oh, quality people don’t like pencils, so fill your ink pens) and polish off final preparations for inspections.
The process and exceptions are outlined in this newsletter. Read carefully, accredited programs and first-time applicants. We will be starting soon with a secure online process. We know this will be a lot of work for some people, and others may already have electronic systems that will facilitate the process. I know that the inspectors and programs alike will execute this as thoroughly as the in-person inspections.
Speaking of virtual meetings, our first-ever virtual applicant training meeting in September was very successful with over 160 participants from around the world and across attendant time zones. It was really a 24-hour meeting, and the questions were frequent and good—we kept the speakers busy.
It’s great to get started again, and while infections are unfortunately soaring, I think we have a way to handle this part of business again. In the meantime, wear masks at home and at work and keep each other as safe as possible.