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Certification seminar in Spanish for foreign professionals to be held in Coral Springs, Florida

Posted by Elena del Valle on June 8, 2006

Ira Guevara and Cynthia Zak 

Seminar presenters Ira Guevara and Cynthia Zak

Photo: El Paracaidista

Miami Beach, Florida – El Paracaidista, the Coral Springs International Partnership and the City of Coral Springs are offering a two-hour Spanish-language seminar in Coral Springs for professionals graduated from foreign universities seeking certification and licenses in Florida. The seminar, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday June 10, is part of an on-going series established in 2004. It will take place at the Northwest Regional Library Multi-Purpose Room, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs. Admission is $40, including materials.

Seminar organizers hope to assist Spanish speaking residents to practice their professions or occupations under Florida law, and find a better qualified job in their fields. Seminar presenters, Ira Guevara and Cynthia Zak, will cover information on requirements, exams to take, costs, application processes, tips on academic credential evaluations, description and contacts of government regulatory entities involved in the licensing and certification process in Florida, and at the national level (when required). They will also discuss procedures on alternative licensing routes for substitute teachers, certified nursing assistants, dental hygienists, and foreign legal advisors.

Participants will receive information about licensing and certification procedures for professions and occupations such as: Accountants (CPA), architects, audiologists, auto mechanics, barbers and cosmetologists, counselors, dental hygienists, dentists, electricians, engineers, general contractors, interior designers, laboratory technicians, lawyers, medical doctors, certified nursing assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists, real estate agents, registered nurses, teachers, technical radiologists, speech pathologists, and veterinarians.

El Paracaidista, a free monthly printed and online newspaper and orientation guide in Spanish, was established in 2001. It is distributed in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The Coral Springs International Partnership is a Coral Springs non profit organization.  For information online, visit