A2LA Becomes Accredited Provider of IACET CEUs

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Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Continuing Education and Training

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period is for five years, at which time, A2LA will be re-evaluated. This accreditation includes all training programs offered or created during this time.

“A2LA is proud of our world-class training programs which have been designed to help organizations achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards. Our training courses are delivered by subject matter experts with many years of professional training experience so that our stakeholders stay on the cutting edge,” stated Julie Collins, A2LA Training Manager. Ms. Collins added, “Our accreditation by IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high training standards for all of our programs. We are very pleased to become an accredited member as well as to join an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to welcome A2LA as one of our newest Accredited Provider organizations,” said Lori Schnaider, IACET Chair. She added, “A2LA joins over 600 organizations around the world that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education and training to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

In order to achieve Accredited Provider status, A2LA completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ten categories of the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its training programs. A2LA has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Accredited Provider logo on promotional and course materials. In addition, A2LA is listed on IACET’s website as an Accredited Provider.

About A2LA: American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.

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 accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard that learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.

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