IACET Accredited Provider (AP) accreditation brings with it many benefits, including:

  • The ability to issue IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Credibility and a competitive edge in the marketplace

Membership in a select community of organizations that share a commitment to rigor, excellence and integrity in continuing education and training (CE/T).

Why Go Through the Application Process Again?

To ensure that your organization continues to meet quality continuous education and training practices, IACET requires that APs reapply for accreditation every five years. IACET aims to ensure that all APs remain current and consistent with the most currect version of the ANSI/IACET Standards.

However, reaccreditation is about more than maintaining AP status. The application process itself enhances an organization’s capacity for continuous improvement.

Current, Comprehensive, Complete

In steps mirroring those followed in the original application, the IACET Commission will again review an organization’s policies and processes to verify compliance with the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

Accredited APs benefit from a comprehensive CE/T audit by a commission of experts. The rigorous application process and thorough on-site review will bring the latest best practices in continued education and training to your organization—practices that have evolved in the five years since your original AP accreditation.

What Happens When You’re Up for Renewal

IACET will send an electronic reaccreditation notification letter approximately 18 months, 12 months, six months, and three months prior to the organization’s AP expiration date. In order for the IACET Commission to process the application before the accreditation lapses, the applicant must obtain and complete the AP application and submit it to IACET at least 90 days prior to the AP expiration dateFailure to submit your application within that time will result in the removal of your organization from the IACET AP directory and your discontinued authorization to issue IACET CEUs.

Preparing for Your Renewal

Step 1: Purchase and download the new ANSI/IACET Standard and application. The can be completed through the new online accrediation system.  Login to the IACET website and click "Accreditation Application" link.  Here you will be able to purchase latest Standard and access the application for reaccrediation.

Step 2: Take advantage of the many resources available to help you prepare a successful application:

  • AP Application Project Plan Template
  • Free application assistance webinars. These one-hour webinars give you the chance to get answers to your specific questions about the application process. You may participate in as many of these webinars as you like.
  • Our one-day, in-person AP workshop, offered each month at locations around the U.S. and Canada. The workshop reviews each required element of the Standard, with special attention to the documentation needed for a successful application.
  • Enroll in IACET's eLearning course that offers interactive exercises and examples to help you visualize the necessary component for submitting a successful AP application.
  • Illustration showing how the ANSI/IACET Standard relates to the ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) model.
  • Archived recordings of AP Application Assistance Webinars, AP Renewal Webinars, and AP Connection Webinars.

Step 3: Conduct an audit to assess your training program and ensure you have the necessary policies, processes, and record-keeping in place for a successful program and the efficient renewal of your AP accreditation.

Step 4: Complete and submit the online application at least 90 days prior to your expiration date to allow IACET to process your renewal application without a lapse in your AP accreditation. The online application can be access by logging into the IACET website and clicking "Accreditation Application."

Budgeting for the IACET Application Process

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


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