Posted on: September 8, 2020

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training announces the recipients of the 2020 Awards. These organizations significantly contribute to the field of Continuing Education and Training and will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on September 24th during the Annual Conference.

IACETs CEO, Casandra Blassingame said “The IACET Awards Program showcases the best of the best of the nominations presented.” Blassingame further states that “Continuing Education and Training providers who earn the IACET Accreditation Standing undergo a rigorous peer-review process that sends a message to their respective industries that they have met or exceeded Standards developed and sanctioned by ANSI. We are very proud to present these awards to the winners.”

Award Winners

The Exemplar Training Organization Award, IACET's most prestigious award, goes to Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs.

Logo for Accreditation Council for Medical AffairsThe Mission of the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs is to establish, certify, and maintain the competencies of qualified medical and scientific professionals who have a focus in Medical Affairs within the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries. The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) program is a comprehensive, 20-module, online program and is designed to foster the development of Medical Affairs professionals. ACMA Board Certification demonstrates that professionals have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment, and evaluation. Achieving the BCMAS demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, and excellence in the medical affairs profession. It also sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning. The curriculum serves to provide intermediate level material, which is meant to establish a minimum level of core competencies. The goals of the program are to provide a solid foundation within various areas in Medical Affairs to increase the chance of success and to offer the most comprehensive certification to allow Medical Affairs professionals the opportunity to work within a variety of areas within the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more about the program, please visit ACMA's website.

The IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Technology Integration goes to NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc.

Logo for NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc.NextWave Safety Solutions Inc. is a hybrid safety solutions provider with a focus on worker training through technology. They work with industry leaders to reinforce job-site safety regulations and protocols and increase the retention of safety education for our clients on the most volatile and dangerous jobs. Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Training reproduces practical exercises in a virtual environment. This means NextWave Safety can provide safe and effective training for occupational risks that are too dull, difficult, asset intensive or dangerous to prepare for in a traditional classroom environment. To learn more about the program, please visit NextWave's website.

The IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement goes to Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades LLC.

Logo for Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades LLCAndromeda Academy of Construction Trades LLC provides a blended learning environment facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, direction, and practice with problem-solving, and hands on training mirroring the workplace. They accommodate a variety of learning approaches including authority, mediated, and self-directed, multiple learning styles, and a diverse participant population. This real world hands on approach best serves their audience and ensures alignment with their terminal objectives. To reinforce skill retention, demonstrations are given, group conversation is nurtured, and practice is mandatory. All learners are required to explain the task while instructing other participants, which ensures they comprehend the material. To learn more about the program, please visit the Academy's website.

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is an accrediting organization dedicated improving the quality of continuing education and training worldwide through accreditation and advancing the global workforce. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines. IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider, and the Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.  For more information, please visit

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