Online Courses must be Audited by the IACET to Qualify for CPD

The mission of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation. IACET history includes development of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and creation and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

IACET performs regular ISO9000-like audits of its members and their training programs and courses… These audits ensure that the quality of learning, training and the user experience delivered by IACET members is maintained at the highest standards and establishes the accreditation of courses. Approval allows an IACET member to award internationally and professionally recognized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of one of its training courses. One CEU is equivalent to ten hours of qualifying learning or training (1 CEU = 10 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)).

An IACET audit covers all aspects of a course, from development, through presentation, certification and student support, and includes:

• selection and approval of a course topic;
• course audience level;
• learning objectives;
• content and presentation;
• certification, in the context of achievement of training objectives;
• course evaluation and management of student feedback;
• responsiveness to student concerns and author accessibility;
• maintenance and accessibility of student records.

CEUs are accepted by professional associations around the world as a qualifying measure of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

EduMine was initially approved by the IACET in 2001 as a provider of online continuing education and training for mining, and was one of the first online providers to achieve this status. EduMine has worked hard to maintain the standards of the IACET and remains an enthusiastic member today. For examples of qualifying online courses visit

Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

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