The DTR Training Program has recently been approved once again as an International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider (AP). IACET is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to setting the highest possible standards for continuing education and training, and the ANSI/IACET Standard that APs follow is the backbone of leading educational programs worldwide. The DTR Training Program is one of only 501 Accredited Providers currently listed on the IACET site and uses its accreditation to provide regular, high caliber technical training for NIH employees.
In order to earn AP status, DTR completed the IACET application process in 2010, which included a review by an IACET site visitor, and demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard regarding the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs and record systems. The program has since maintained its AP status by submitting a comprehensive reaccreditation application once every five years; as of the most recent reaccreditation, the DTR Training Program is compliant with the current ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.
IACET Accredited Providers maintain compliance with the ANSI/IACET standard to hold rigorous, quality training events, and are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which are educational credits that are recognized by numerous institutions globally. While the DTR Training Program is the only IACET Accredited Provider at NIH, training events are open to all NIH employees who are interested in registering. Additionally, groups who work with the Training Program to host training events can benefit from the Program's AP status to offer CEUs.