As the official standard for continuing education and training (CE/T), IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory boards, corporations and universities.

IACET CEUs are transferable; however, it is up to each organization to choose whether or not it will accept the CEUs. For this reason, it is strongly advised that individuals and/or organizations confirm in advance if a particular body accepts IACET CEUs before taking a particular training course.

View the directory of the organizations that accept IACET CEUs.

A Pivotal Professional Development Role

In 1968, a group of individuals in the United States recognized that no standard means existed to quantify continuing education and training, one of the fastest growing segments of education in the workplace.

Adult learners participating in seminars, conferences, workshops, short courses and other programs found it difficult to accumulate, update and transfer CE/T records.This was of particular concern to those in occupational fields that required such educational experiences to maintain membership, certification, licensing or other recognition of professional achievement.

A task force formed to identify a uniform, nationally accepted unit of measurement that could be used to quantify CE/T activities. This unit, the continuing education unit (CEU), serves the same purpose for CE/T programs as the credit hour does for higher education coursework.

CEUs and College Credit

Most colleges and universities will not directly accept Continuing Education Units for college or graduate credit. However, those who have the ability to assess prior CE/T learning activities as part of an overall portfolio of work experience, credentials and certifications may consider the CEU.

For more information about how CEUs can be translated into college credit, visit:

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IACET Accredited Providers undergo the rigorous IACET approval process to be among the best CE/T providers in the world. To deliver these providers the value of IACET AP recognition and tell the “IACET story” to more educational organizations, IACET is compiling a continuously updated list of certifying/licensing organizations that accept the IACET CEU.

If you know of any organizations which recognizes, accepts or requires the IACET CEU, please share this information through the online form.


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