TCPA Working Group

COHEAO is very engaged in reform efforts for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and has been for some time, as this outdated law impacts all COHEAO members.

On February 2, 2015, COHEAO joined dozens of national associations in sending a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking the regulator to address the issues raised in the numerous petitions that have been and continue to be filed with the Commission regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The letter shows the negative impact that the outdated TCPA has on several industries.

March 24, 2014 marked the deadline for comments on the ACA International Petition to the FCC to initiate a rulemaking on the use of predictive dialers to call cell phones.  COHEAO recently participated in several different initiatives in this regard.

COHEAO submitted comments supporting the ACA petition that focused on the many reasons that it is important for institutions of higher education to be able to use predictive dialers to call cell phones.

COHEAO signed onto a letter with other organizations  focused on student loans.

COHEAO signed onto an additional letter in support of the United Healthcare petition on calling cell phone numbers that have changed owners.

COHEAO Past President Bob Perrin is the Chair of this work group.  If you are interested in becoming part of the working group, please contact Bob at