Recognition Professionals International (RPI) - Reaccredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

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Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded reaccreditation status to Recognition Professionals International (RPI). IACET authorized providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

“Recognition Professionals International is proud of our education programs which train hundreds of recognition practitioners, service providers and human resource professionals each year in important best practice skills. This ensures that those in our industry and anyone with an interest in workplace recognition and human performance improvement can stay on the cutting edge,” said Brian Dodds, RPI president and VP of Solution Design at Symbolist, Inc.

Dodds added, “Our renewed partnership with IACET is a demonstration of RPI’s commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs. We are very pleased to join such a prestigious organization as well as an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

Recognition Professionals International regularly provides educational offerings including:

  •     Certified Recognition Professionals (CRP) coursework, either at your worksite or during a public offering
  •     Recognition Fundamentals – an overview on how to design programs
  •     Instructional webinars
  •     Annual conference, scheduled for January 12-15, 2014 in Las Vegas

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Recognition Professionals International as an authorized provider,” said Michael Todd Shinholster, president of IACET and founder and principal consultant of Culture Bridge and a lecturer of international business at Kennesaw State University in Woodstock, GA. “RPI joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

In order to achieve authorized provider accreditation, RPI completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration and evaluation of its programs. RPI has pledged its continued compliance with the standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and authorized provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, RPI is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

RPI is the only professional association at the forefront of workforce recognition through its sole focus on recognition innovations and education as a systematic method for improvements in the workplace. RPI is endorsed by top authorities in the industry and has an impressive membership of Fortune 500 organizations. The basic membership for recognition practitioners is free.


RPI’s mission is to enhance organizational performance through workforce recognition by:

  •     providing access to best practice standards, education, research and the exchange of ideas
  •     creating opportunities for our diverse membership to grow professionally
  •     advocating recognition and engagement strategies as a means to promote organizational excellence

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About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.

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