The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has been officially accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Through a rigorous application process guided by the ANSI/IACET Standard, AGMA is now able to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students that take a course through them based on identified learning outcomes and delivery of those outcomes.
AGMA’s education program has added two additional courses for the 2018 schedule and in addition to working on a Gear Manufacturing or Advance Gear Engineering Certificate, participants will have the opportunity to obtain CEU’s based on qualified contact hours for a class. With an expanding program, AGMA is able to provide students a way to measure and quantify the continuing education they are investing in.
“We wanted to provide our students with a quality learning experience by adhering to adult education industry standards and the opportunity to use the education they receive with AGMA for professional development,” said Casandra Blassingame, director of education for AGMA. “Our students are working very hard on their professional goals and we are dedicated to making sure AGMA education counts. Having this accreditation just further proves why our gear classes are the best in the industry and we are excited to have been awarded this ‘Gold Seal’”.
According to IACET, “IACET Accredited Providers are an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training . . . and have been thoroughly assessed by a third party.” Some of the qualifications for AGMA include: Learning outcomes that are based on identified needs and clearly providing to learners, having established methods to award CEUs and a system to maintain, protect and provide training records, systematically evaluating all learning events and content to ensure they are providing the best possible learning experience, and having qualified personnel planning and conducting their programs.
Students will need to check with their specific regulatory boards and agencies to confirm that the IACET CEUs will be accepted towards maintaining P.E. licensure. AGMA is now included in a list of approved providers on the IACET website.