The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) developed the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and today ensures that providers of continuing education and training can prove they provide high-quality instruction by following the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training through a rigorous accreditation process.

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Are you an education provider who seeks to evaluate the quality of your training? Discover how you can earn the IACET Accreditation.

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Who recognizes IACET Accreditation?

As the official standard for continuing education and training (CE/T), IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations.

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An International Reach

IACET's mission to train a global workforce means that providers across the world have been able to achieve the IACET Accreditation. With providers across the globe, IACET maintains an internationally recognized standard for continuing education and training.

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Quick Guide to the IACET Accreditation process

Examine IACET's eligibility requirements and application process. Download the Authorized Provider Self-Assessment Checklist and Free Accreditation Guide. The checklist is designed to make sure your organization is ready to submit an application by going through a checklist intended to identify any gaps in policies, processes or evidence that must be addressed before an application is submitted. The guide will give you information on IACET, the importance of the IACET CEU, what to expect from the Standard and AP Application, as well as the process, price, and timeline on becoming accredited as an IACET Accredited Provider.

Purchase and download the ANSI/IACET Standard and Application (Prospective AP only), $495.  Note: Providers seeking reaccreditation should purchase the Standard and Reaccreditation in the online application system. You’ll need to ensure the name of your organization is listed when purchasing the application. Once the Standard is purchased, the prospective provider is allowed one year to submit the application for accreditation.  During this 12-month cycle, IACET will be communicating with different events and resources that can help your organization achieve accreditation.  You will also have access to the online application for accreditation. 

IACET's application for accreditation is now 100% online.  You can take up to one year to complete and submit your application. Once you have compiled all of the evidence requested in the application you will be ready for the virtual review. Upon submission, a $4,290 non-refundable application review fee is due for the review process to begin.  Additionally, the applicant will remit the organization's first year's membership dues of $1,095.  The membership dues are refunded in the event the organization fails to achieve accreditation.

The virtual review consists of a team of IACET reviewers examining the application for compliance with the Standard.  IACET's review is an iterative process which means it may more than one review round to document compliance.  The provider will be kept updated on the status of their review in the online system. Expenses for the review process are covered by the application fee made at the time of submission. Providers based outside the lower 48 United States may be subject to slightly higher fees to cover the higher costs of travel.

IACET verifies a number of factors that can only be achieved with a site review even for virtual organizations. Site visits take approximately a half day.  IACET reviewers will  document that the Standard is being followed by the organization and that the attestations in the application are accurate.

Once you have earned accreditation, your first years dues will be needed to finalize accreditation.  Annual membership dues are used to help IACET audit providers as needed, provide benefits to the community, and engage in meaningful research that promotes quality CE/T and sustains the Standard.

Enjoy accreditation in 5 year spans.  Reaccrediation documentation should be submitted to IACET 90 days before accreditation expires. The process of reaccreditation is very similar to the intitial process of accreditation.

About Accreditation

The ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training  is a universal model for learning process excellence. It defines a proven model for developing effective and valuable continuing education and training (CE/T) programs by measuring a CE/T provider's training program from procedure to process to result.

Because the ANSI/IACET Standard focuses on how continuing education and training programs are developed, not what they cover, it provides a certifiable framework of researched and proven best practices that can be applied across disciplines and industries.

The ANSI/IACET Standard measures all aspects of a CE/T provider’s program development across ten nationally recognized categories.  This has allowed for the ANSI/IACET Standard to be recognized as the official standard for CE/T in the world.  Within the competitive marketplace, can you afford to not be recognized by a reputable organization certifying your commitment to high-quality, excellent education?

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    Dr. Kathleen Carroll has been appointed as the new Chair of the IACET Commission and Mr. Pete Knoetgen has been appointed as the new Chair of the Accreditation Review Committee. Andrew Kauser, IACET Board Chair, stated that “I am pleased to announce the appointment of two of our Commissioners to leadership positions within the IACET Organization. Our volunteer leaders are very important to the current state and the future of IACET. Please join me in congratulating Kathleen and Pete.”

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    Are you invested in the work of IACET and want to be a part of the team? Applications for Accreditation Director are now open! This position serves as the primary subject matter expert and authority for all accreditation matters. This includes, but is not limited to, analyzing and interpreting complex information on accreditation matters; directing the accredited provider application process; facilitating training events; and performing other collateral duties and special projects to support the organizational mission. For details, click the "Read More" button.

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    Are you invested in the work of IACET and want to be a part of the team? Applications for Accreditation Coordinator are now open! This position supports the organization’s accreditation and member services initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, providing information on accreditation matters, providing support for the application process and member services functions, and assisting in other areas of operations and special projects. For details, click the "Read More" button.

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