Mission And Background
The International Association For Continuing Education And Training's (IACET) mission is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation.
Our history includes the development of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and creation and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.
IACET uses the ANSI/IACET Standard, in-depth research on the learning process and a nationwide network of experts to help continuing education and training providers to develop a framework for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience.
When an organization becomes an accredited IACET CEU provider, they also get one more thing: a competitive edge. With IACET continuing education and training (CE/T) accreditation, you can tell the world your company is committed to best practices in adult learning and professional training, and that it has successfully mastered IACET’s rigorous accreditation process.
We guide learners to Accredited Providers. Our CET Connection newsletter and other resources provide the general public and accrediting bodies with continuing education and training information. The association wants to foster a greater understanding of the ANSI/IACET Standard.
How can you be sure that a continuing education or training program delivers solid learning outcomes? That it’s offered through an accredited training provider? That the processes used in its development adhere to best practices in instructional design? IACET, the Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CCEU), and a U.S. Department of Education task force were created to address questions like these. Read on to learn more about our organizational evolution.
IACET leads the way in bringing quality, excellence and integrity to continuing education and training programs around the world. The Authorized Provider name was changed to Accredited Provider in June 2015.
ANSI approves the IACET standard. IACET launches the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training and Authorized Provider application.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approves IACET as an ANSI Standards Developer.
When the Certified Provider Program evolves into the Authorized Provider Program, the IACET CEU is created.
IACET launches its Certified Provider Program.
The CCEU becomes into IACET, an international membership organization.
The task force grows into the Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CCEU), which is encouraged to become a certifying body.
The CEU is born and standardized as 10 contact hours
IACET's story begins with a U.S. Department of Education task force and a challenge: Is it feasible to measure noncredit continuing education activities?
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