The Accredited Provider (AP) application and review is a rigorous process that involves extensive hands-on evaluation by the IACET Commission. Its thorough nature ensures that AP status is valued in the marketplace and that organizations that have been approved as an IACET Accredited Provider are the best of the best. Questions? Read our FAQs or watch the video below to get an overview of the accreditation process.
To familiarize yourself with what the AP program is and what the application process entails, download the free:
Then purchase and download the application package from the IACET online resource center. This package, which includes the ANSI/IACET Standard document and the application itself, gives you the core building blocks for IACET Accredited Provider accreditation and reaccreditation.
Preparing an AP application is a highly involved and detailed process, and applicants should allocate time and resources accordingly. IACET provides a range of support to guide you along the way, including webinars and workshops. You can also access the resources used in the Standard’s development, as well as insights from experts and your peers through IACET’s monthly AP Application Assistance webinars.
IACET has made the application process as easy as possible with our online accreditation system. Once you login to iacet.org portal, click on My Accreditation to expand the menu and then choose the Application submenu item on the left as is shown in the illustration below. You can then begin completing the online application steps starting with the Prerequisites Section. After you have purchased the Standard for the first time, all future fees can be paid through this system.
If the Commission approves the application for an accreditation interview, the next step towards IACET AP status is a verification of the accuracy of the information provided in the application during a virtual meeting between the Site Reviewer and the organization's primary contact. The interview is a required part of the application process.
If the IACET Commission denies or withdraws approval or puts an applicant on probation, the applicant can appeal the decision. A request for reconsideration must be made in writing and mailed within 30 days of the postmark date on the decision letter. The right to reconsideration will be waived if the request is not received within the 30-day period.
Appeals must show evidence of one of the following:
IACET's application is now 100% online. The online application decreases processing time, saves money shipping materials, and better allows for communications between IACET and the provider. The online application also allows the provider to work on the submission and return to it as many times as needed until it is ready to submit to IACET for review.
The IACET Standard and AP Application package costs $495. Also at the time of submission, first time applicants are required to submit a non-refundable fee of $4,290 ($3,275 for reaccreditation) that covers an application review, one review of additional submitted information if requested by the Commission, administrative costs, site visit expenses* and Commission honoraria. Additionally, the applicant will remit the organization's first year's membership dues of $1,095. The membership dues are refunded in the event the organization fails to achieve accreditation.
*Applicants outside of the continental United States may be subject to additional site visit fees