The IACET CBL standard seeks to provide direction and recommendations to providers. The standard includes requirements and references for processes commonly used in the field of learning and development, talent management, and training. The standard focuses on the provider and the provider organization and has implications for the designer, facilitator, learner, and the learner’s organization.
IACET’s current Continuing Education and Training standard focuses on continuing education units (CEUs), which are based on time spent in a learning event. By contrast, IACET’s new CBL standard focuses on mastery of competencies and concrete skills and is not time-based. This will be a shift for many and reflects the new world of on-demand, adaptive, micro-learning, and other transformational trends in the training industry.