International Association for Continuous Education and Training (IACET)
Change Zone has successfully met every element of the ANSI/IACET standards for Continuing Education and Training requirements, and thus Change Zone is proud to become a Certified IACET Accreditor
What Is IACET ?
A Passion for Excellence
IACET’s mission is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation.
Using the ANSI/IACET Standard, in-depth research on the learning process and a nationwide network of experts, IACET helps companies, associations, government agencies and other continuous education/training (CE/T) providers develop a framework for continuous improvement and deliver a superior learning experience.
A Powerful Advantage
These organizations also get: a competitive edge. With IACET accreditation, a CE/T provider tells the world it is committed to best practices in adult learning and that it has successfully mastered IACET’s standards.
A Proud History of Setting the Standard
How can you be sure that a continuing education or training program delivers solid learning outcomes? That it’s offered through an accredited provider? That the processes used in its development adhere to best practices in instructional design?
IACET, the Council on the Continuing Education Unit and a U.S. Department of Education task force were created to address questions like these.Read on to learn more about IACET evolution.
About The IACET Standard
A universal model for learning process excellence continuously strengthened and refined—this is the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.
The ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training defines a proven model for developing effective and valuable continuing education and training (CE/T) programs.
Because the Standard focuses on how learning programs are developed, not what they cover, it provides a framework of best practices that can be applied across disciplines and industries.
Why the Standard Matters?
Within a competitive marketplace, it pays to align your organization and its CE/T programs with the name synonymous for quality in adult education. The ANSI/IACET Standard is recognized as the official standard for CE/T, with a corresponding reputation for excellence.
What Does the Standard Measure?
The ANSI/IACET Standard measures all aspects of a CE/T provider’s program development across ten nationally recognized categories:
The standard categories, as illustrated in the model below, provide organizations with the framework to adhere to quality CE/T practices.
A systematic approach to identifying and analyzing learning needs, the ANSI/IACET Standard helps CE/T providers:
The ANSI/IACET Standard also emphasizes the importance of continually reviewing and improving education and training, to ensure the development of quality programs that meet consumer needs.
Read more about ANSI/IACET Standard
About the CEU
How can organizations deliver – and adult learners receive – the education required to maintain professional memberships, certification or licensing? How can records of these educational experiences be effectively accumulated, updated and transferred?
The continuing education unit (CEU) was created to address these questions and more. CEUs:
- Provide a standard unit of measurement,
- Quantify continuing education and training (CE/T) activities, and
- Accommodate for the diversity of providers, activities, and purposes in adult education.
One CEU equals ten contact hours of participation in an organized CE/T experience, delivered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.
IACET CEUs are recognized by learners, instructors, regulators and employers worldwide and can only be awarded by IACET Authorized Providers. This distinction assures employers, credentialing associations, licensing bodies and others that a learner has completed a quality program that meets the national standard for continuing education and training.
Who Accepts the IACET CEU
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.
See a list of the organizations that accept IACET CEUs
CEUs and College Credit
For most colleges and universities, the acceptance of CEUs for college or graduate credit, depends on its internal policies and accreditation system. 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.
Read more about IACET CEU’s
IACET Authorized Provider
What Does An IACET Authorized Provider (AP) Mean?
An IACET Authorized Provider status tells the world :
IACET Authorized Providers Directory
Locate an IACET Authorized CEU Provider
In a world of continuing education units, there’s only one IACET CEU—and only IACET Authorized Providers are permitted to issue it. These universities, colleges, associations, corporations and other organizations have been approved to uphold the highest CE/T standard.
Change Zone is proud to be an IACET Authorized Provider, and is permitted to issue IACET CEU.
Learn more about those who have successfully accomplished the rigorous accreditation process.Locate a Provider