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ASSE Reaccredited as Authorized Provider of Continuing Education

Posted in on Mon, Aug 20, 2012

Prestigious IACET Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

DES PLAINES, IL (August 20, 2012) — The International Association for Continuing Education and Training  (IACET) awarded reaccreditation status to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) on August 18 authorizing ASSE to continue to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). IACET ‘Authorized Providers’ are the only organizations approved to offer IACET CEUs. The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

Founded in 1911, ASSE has more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located globally and committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE provides a wide range of professional development products and services including the annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition, SeminarFest, the fall Leadership Symposium, and continuing education programs which include webinars, e-training,  on-site training and more.

“ASSE is proud of our education programs which reach thousands of occupational safety, health and environmental
professionals each year on important issues and skills so that our members stay on the cutting edge,” ASSE Vice President of Professional Development Christine M. Sullivan, CSP, ARM, of Denver, CO, said.  “Our renewed partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs. We are pleased to join such a prestigious organization, as well as an elite group of organizations, that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with ASSE as an authorized provider,” President of IACET and Supervisor of Operations and Measurements at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) Francenia Johnson, of Memphis, TN, said.  “ASSE 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.”

IACET is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. It 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 www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. Go to www.asse.org for more information.

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