IACET Accredited Provider
Childcare Resources is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Childcare Resources complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Childcare Resources is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
What is IACET?
Our history includes the development of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and creation and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.
IACET uses the ANSI/IACET Standard, in-depth research on the learning process and a nationwide network of experts to help continuing education and training providers to develop a framework for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience. View a timeline of IACET's history.
What is an IACET Accredited Provider?
As a IACET Accredited Provider, Childcare Resources offers CEU's for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
What is a CEU credit?
The Continuing Education Unit or CEU was created and defined in 1970 after IACET and the U.S. Department of Education task force studied the measurement of non-credit continuing education activities. The continuing education unit (CEU) was designed to:
- Provide a standard unit of measurement for continuing education and training,
- Quantify continuing education and training (CE/T) activities and
- Accommodate for the diversity of providers, activities, and purposes in adult education.
What is an IACET CEU?
IACET is the caretaker of the CEU. We maintain and refine the Continuing Education Unit. The association educates organizations, trainers, teachers and learners through our programs, publications, and industry research (example: Skills, Challenges and Trends in Instructional Design).
And In 1998, the "IACET CEU" designation was born as part of our Accredited Provider Program (which was established in 1991). As we mentioned earlier on the page, the term CEU is commonly used (like Kleenex for tissue). Our IACET CEU ensures that a Standard of learning is in place. Only Accredited Providers, or APs, who have been approved by the IACET Commission are allowed to award IACET CEUs.
How to Calculate a CEU:
The IACET and U.S. Department of Education task force defined the CEU standard of measurement as:
1 CEU = 10 contact hours
of participation in an organized CE/T experience, delivered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. CEUs can often be converted into other measurements, such as Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Credits, depending on the organization and/or regulating body.
Download IACET's "How To Calculate CEUs" Guide (PDF)