The most cited benefit of accreditation with IACET is the ability to issue IACET CEUs to your learners. The accredited provider or AP provides IACET CEUs to learners that meet stated requirements for earning CEUs. As a part of the accreditation process (both for the initial and for renewals), organizations must show how they calculate the CEUs that the learning events are worth.
There are very few prescriptive parts of the standard, but the CEU calculations must be done correctly and accurately. The process you use to calculate CEUs must be well documented. The six steps detailed below will help you to create the documentation needed to demonstrate that your organization correctly calculates the IACET CEUs that your learner earn for the learning events you offer.
There are six easy steps to success in submitting the CEU calculations for accreditation.
Ensure that the process documents how the organization calculates the CEUs for initial (new learning events) and the maintenance of existing learning events. The process should also include the different methodologies for counting CEUs based on the delivery methods used. You wouldn't count CEUs the same way for both a distance and live in-person event.
Since the total number of CEUs can never be less than .1, this means that a course which is 30 minutes long would have the following calculation:
30min/60 = .5.à .5/10 = .05 à round to the nearest 10th and your 30-minute learning event is .1 CEU.
So, in strict adherence to the IACET Standard, no one single IACET CEU learning event should be less than 30 minutes long. An organization can have groupings of smaller learning events to get to the total of 30 minutes or more, but no learning event should be less than .1 CEU.