IACET is the premier standard-setting organization for the continuing education and training industry, and is an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) by the American National Standards Institute, also known as ANSI.
Accreditation by ANSI signifies that IACET’s procedures meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. IACET’s process of standards development ensures that interested individuals and organizations representing academia, industry, product users, and governments alike all have an equal vote in determining a standard’s content. Participants are welcome from anywhere in the world.
The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, is the U.S. standards and conformity assessment organization. It oversees the creation, distribution and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact business in nearly every sector in the economy. ANSI ensures that IACET's procedures to develop American National Standards meet its essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
ANSI is the U.S. representative of ISO—the International Organization for Standards—and is a founding member of the International Accreditation Forum.
A non-profit, member-driven organization, ANSI relies on volunteers and industry experts to improve the global competitiveness of U.S. business by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and accreditation systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
The IACET Council on Standards Development is responsible for the development, maintenance and dissemination of evidence-based standards that promote and enhance quality continuing education and training (CE/T). To obtain a copy of the Council's Procedures for American National Standards, please contact the IACET Headquarters.
IACET was recognized as an ANSI-Accredited standards developing organization (SDO) in 2006. As an SDO, IACET’s Council on Standards Development provides a method to assure that suggestions for improvement, questions from users of the standard, or requests for interpretations of the standard are handled in a fair and consistent manner. Suggestions for improvement or questions concerning the standard are reviewed by the IACET Council on Standards Development.
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IACET publishes the ANSI/IACET Standard and accredits users of its standard. Accreditation verifies that Accredited Providers (APs) are capable of developing continuing education and training programs that meet the ANSI/IACET Standard.
IACET APs can be identified by the Accredited Provider logo, which IACET makes available for APs to place on their collateral. This logo indicates that an AP’s program was developed according to the globally recognized and approved standard.