Posted on: December 8, 2021
Author: Karen LaMarsh
Updates from IACET Accreditation and Training Department image

In September 2020, IACET announced that the organization was changing the “A” in IACET to represent Accreditors instead of Association.

This is what we do – accredit organizations who meet the rigor and satisfy the requirements of the ANSI/IACET Standard.  In place of submitting annual membership dues, Accredited Providers will submit their Annual Reports and their annual maintenance fee. Rather than commissioners scheduling virtual site visits, we are conducting accreditation interviews. Some of our terminology has changed to better reflect our role as an accrediting body.

Old Nomenclature New Nomenclature
International Association for Continuing Education and Training International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training
Virtual Site Visit Accreditation Interview
Annual Membership Dues Annual Maintenance Fee

If you are currently an IACET Accredited Provider (AP), please ensure that you are using the approved short or long statement to reflect your relationship with IACET in your marketing or promotional materials, including your website. The statements and IACET logo can be found here.

Short version

"As an IACET Accredited Provider, (Organization Name) offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard."

Long version

"(Organization’s or Unit’s Name) is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.  IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training."

In March of 2021, we worked with the Accreditation Review Committee to clarify the language in the applications and expand the guidance provided. As we look forward to 2022, we are updating other IACET Resources and have scheduled many training opportunities for you – accreditation workshops, professional development seminars and webinars, Open Digital Badge courses, and A Practical Approach to Training Adult seminars. We want to equip you for tomorrow and assist you in your accreditation journey!

About the Author


As the Director of Accreditation and Training, Karen is responsible for overseeing and implementing the accreditation application process and training solutions for the Commission and external stakeholders necessary to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Board of Directors. She oversees the management of the application process, including appeals and denials, and the development and coordination of application workshops, application assistance webinars, and professional development learning events. 

With over 20 years of experience as a continuing education professional and almost 15 years as an IACET Commissioner and Facilitator, she is an advocate for quality adult training, workforce development, and continuous improvement. Karen also serves as the staff liaison to the Competency-based Learning Task Force and the Distance Learning Taskforce. 

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