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ASSE earns reaccreditation for education programs and learning events

Oct 05, 2017

PARK RIDGE, Illinois — The American Society of Safety Engineers ( ASSE) has been reaccredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for another five years, reinforcing its position as a leading source for education for occupational safety and health professionals.

“Being an accredited education and training provider confirms that ASSE follows a highly respected benchmark in developing and delivering its many education programs and learning events,” said Dan McNeill, director of professional development. “The Society’s reaccreditation through a rigorous application and review process emphasizes the integrity of our programs.”

Earning reaccreditation enables ASSE to continue its practice of issuing continuing education units (CEUs) for completion of its webinars, online courses and in-person classes and training, as well as for participation in annual learning events such as  SeminarFest 2018 in Las Vegas and the  Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference in San Antonio. The new accreditation period runs from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2022.

ASSE’s education opportunities empower occupational safety and health professionals to develop skills and knowledge they can immediately apply on the job to help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSE maintains an educational philosophy that learning should be immersive, engaging and relevant to what is occurring in the workplace today. Occupational safety and health professionals can earn IACET-accredited CEUs to maintain industry credentials such as certified safety professional (CSP) and associate safety professional (ASP).

IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training, utilizing the expertise of instructional design professionals. To be accredited, an organization must submit documentation that demonstrates standards compliance, and participate in a site visit that includes extensive evaluations and verifications. Policies and processes are benchmarked against the  ANSI/IACET standard for continuing education and training during the comprehensive audit.

“IACET-accredited providers such as ASSE are an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training,” said Teri Laliberte, IACET’s director of accreditation and special projects. “Consumers trust our CEUs because they know that high standards are being met and that the accredited provider received a thorough assessment by a third party.”

In addition to following the ANSI/IACET standard, IACET utilizes in-depth research on the learning process and a nationwide network of experts to help continuing education and training providers develop a framework for continuous improvement and a superior learning experience. IACET is recognized for developing the original CEU, accepted by companies, regulatory boards and organizations around the world.

About ASSE – Working together for a safer, stronger future

For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Engineers has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of over 37,000 professionals covers every industry, developing safety and health management plans that prevent deaths, injuries and illnesses. ASSE advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community. Its flagship publication,  Professional Safety , is a longtime leader in the field. Visit  www.assp.org and follow us on  Twitter and  Facebook.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416, bkrage@assp.org

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