With the implementation of the improved certification process, the National Inventory Certification Association has assigned CEUs to our courses and so-to-be offered seminars and webinars offered by the Inventory Institute. So, what does this mean?
CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a unit of measure assigned to each course, seminar, and webinar that can be applied toward your requirements for certification and re-certification. One CEU is equal to 10 clock hours (50-60 minutes) of approved education for the asset inventory industry. Therefore, a one-hour CEU-approved seminar or webinar earns you 0.1 CEU.
Courses are assigned CEUs according to the length and level of the content. Each course description includes the number of CEUs earned by successfully completing that course.
The International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) is the organization that establishes these standards. Sara Meier, executive director, states “IACET grew out of a national task force on continuing education and training commissioned by the Department of Education in 1968. The task force developed the CEU and determined universal guidelines for continuing education and training.”
IACET sets the standards and assists organizations in creating and administering the programs that provide their member professionals with their individual continuing education opportunities. NICA follows these standards now, preparing for the ultimate goal of achieving accreditation in the future.
Some inventory professionals choose not to work towards certification, but see the value in continuing education none-the-less. All industry professionals are welcome to take any of the courses offered here. If you choose to become certified at a later date, these CEU-qualified courses, seminars, and webinars will be able to be applied toward your certification.