Posted on: July 6, 2020

Saudi Water Academy Becomes Accredited Provider of IACET CEUs

Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Adult Learning

6 July 2020 –The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the Saudi Water Academy the prestigious Accredited Provider accreditation. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

“The Saudi Water Academy (SWA) is proud of our educational programs which annually educate and train over 4,000 Engineers, Operators and Technicians in crucial technical and management skills so that our clients are able to maintain relevancy in a continually evolving work environment,” stated Mossa Ibrahim Assiri, General Manager, the Saudi Water Academy. In addition, he added, “Our accreditation with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to quality adult education and high standards for all of our programs. We are very pleased to join such a prestigious organization as well as an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“In the onset of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s Vision 2030, we are encouraged and pleased to recognize the Saudi Water Academy as an IACET Accredited Provider,” stated Casandra Blassingame, IACET’s CEO.  Blassingame added, “Saudi Water Academy is the first Accredited Provider in Saudi Arabia and proudly joins nearly 500 organizations around the globe that have matriculated through a rigorous peer-reviewed process by experts in continuing education thereby ensuring the highest possible standards are met. During these unprecedented times, the Royal Family’s strategic plan to reinforce and diversify the capabilities of the Saudi economy is amazing and progressive.”

Saudi Water Academy’s offerings include:

  • An extensive technical curriculum for Engineers, Operators and Technicians covering 16 classifications in Maintenance and Operations skills with over 200 individual courses. In keeping with our commitment to providing advanced learning opportunities, SWA has introduced a globally recognized Executive Leadership program for the development of future leaders in their industries
  • In response to the change in the current environment we are proud to announce that our first group of live Virtual classrooms are scheduled to start in May covering the following subject: RO Desalination Process

In order to achieve Accredited Provider accreditation, Saudi Water Academy completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. SWA has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Accredited Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, Saudi Water Academy is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

The Saudi Water Academy takes great pride in earning this prestigious global accreditation and being the first in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to achieve this honor. We continue our journey in discovering and implementing the highest quality standards in our training programs for the benefit of our learners and accelerating their opportunities for sustainable careers in their chosen fields.

Driving SWA’s vision to bring global water security is our continual commitment to qualify and develop the world’s leading water professionals. Through the constant application of advanced learning platforms and evolving technologies throughout our academy, we will serve as a global model for developing water professionals for the growth and sustainability of world water security.

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.  For more information, please visit or reach out to / 703-763-0705 ext. 107.

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