|For Immediate Release (01-45)
Date: July 18, 2001
Contact: Ken Nelson, 240-567-5257; Steve Simon, 240-567–7952
Continuing Education Provider Distinction
International Association for
CE and Training Lauds College Unit
Montgomery College’s Workforce Development & Continuing
Education unit recently earned "authorized provider"
distinction from the International Association for Continuing
Education and Training (IACET). Montgomery College is the first
community college in Maryland to earn this designation, which
reflects the highest standard of professionalism in lifelong
An authorized provider is an organization
that awards the IACET continuing education unit (CEU), based on
IACET quality criteria. Organizations who wish to be considered
for authorization must submit materials for review by the IACET
Authorized Provider Commission, receive a site visit for
verification from a trained site visitor, and sign a letter of
agreement to adhere to IACET criteria. Authorized providers use
both the IACET and authorized provider logos.
Based in Washington, D.C., the IACET has
been setting standards for continuing education and training for
more than 30 years. The IACET is the founder of the CEU, and is
a nationally recognized organization in standards development.
The IACET is responsible for promoting quality continuing
education and training.
The College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education unit,
which provides corporate, long-distance, and personal
development training and education to more than 26,000
enrollments a year, is an internationally recognized leader in
providing lifelong learning opportunities for community and
For more information on how to receive
continuing education units for training, call Senior Program
Director Sandy Sonner at 240-567-7913, or log on to
www.montgomerycollege.edu and then click on
Explore MC and go to
Workforce Development and Continuing Education.