APPA earns extension of accreditation for education programs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has received the International Association for Continuing Education and Training’s (IACET) Accredited Provider reaccreditation for an additional five years.

IACET accredited providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET continuing education units, IACET noted in a news release. The accreditation period includes all programs offered or created during the additional five years.

APPA’s Academy encompasses all APPA education programs under one umbrella. The Academy offers the public power community a complete resource for professional education and certification, conducting over 150 yearly events (in-person, online, and in-house), which attract over 10,000 attendees.

Training formats include in-person education courses and conferences, in-house training, webinars and online training, and co-sponsored educational opportunities.

“We aim to provide educational resources for a variety of skill levels within key operational areas within the electric utility industry so that our members can maintain relevancy in today’s world,” said Joy Ditto, President and CEO of APPA.

Ditto added, “Our reaccreditation with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to quality adult education and high standards for all of our programs. We are very pleased to be recognized by such a prestigious organization and be a part of an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

IACET said that in order to achieve the reaccreditation, APPA completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training by addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs.

APPA has pledged its continued compliance with the standard and is authorized to use the IACET name and Accredited Provider logo on promotional course material.

In addition, APPA is linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.