Joe McClary, CAE is the Chief Executive Officer of The International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
He is also a former education consultant with extensive experience with educational standards, regulation, technology, and course delivery. Joe put his education experience to work from 2013-2015 as CEO of the 9000 member Kentucky Association of REALTORS® and helped pass some of the most significant real estate education legislation in the past two decades.
Joe is an experienced adult educator and served for more than a decade as the Director of Education, Technology, and Special Projects for ARELLO (International Association of Real Estate License Law Officials). He was promoted in 2010 to Chief Operations Officer of the association where he served in many capacities overseeing education and technology initiatives affecting regulatory agencies and education developers across North America.
He has worked with regulatory agencies in numerous industries and with more than 400 course providers to assist them in meeting professional education standards. Joe also was the founding Director of The International Distance Education Certification Center’s (IDECC) Distance Education Certification Program. IDECC’s mission is to help regulatory agencies review distance education courses for quality instructional design and delivery. IDECC is where Joe co-authored the Certified Distance Education Instructor curriculum for the global certification of distance learning instructors. In his spare time, Joe has served as an adjunct instructor of education at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.
Joe earned practical experience in education as he served from 1996-2000 as a technology consultant, high school computer science teacher, faculty trainer, and technology coordinator.
Mr. McClary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a teaching certification from Harding University, a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership, from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and a doctoral level Education Specialist degree from Liberty University.