To be eligible for IEEI Accredited Provider (AP) accreditation, an organization must create and administer continuing education and/or training (CE/T) activities, courses, or programs for data and information workers.

To meet the necessary AP requirements, an organization must be:

  • A governmental unit or be incorporated, chartered, or otherwise legally recognized as a business entity
  • In business for at least one year, operating under the conditions described in the application for at least three months
  • Able to provide documentation required by the application and site visit process

In addition, the applying organization must have:

  • A well-defined organizational structure that assigns authority and responsibility for administering continuing education and training programs and activities to a particular unit
  • Educational activities, courses, and programs administered by an individual or group that meet the IEEI Standard for Continuing Education and Training
  • Written policies and processes that comply with the IEEI Standard

Self-assessment checklist

This self-assessment tool is intended to provide guidance on your organization’s readiness to submit an application for the Information Ethics & Equity Institute (IEEI) Accredited Provider (AP) accreditation.

The checklist is intended to identify any gaps in policies, processes or evidence that must be addressed before an Accredited Provider application is submitted. The checklist provides an overview of the 10 categories of the IEEI Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

How many applications must I file?

Applicants can apply for AP accreditation on behalf of an entire organization or for a specific unit or department within an organization. Importantly, the provider must operate under a single set of policies and processes and possesses authority, responsibility, and administrative control over the learning offered by the organization.

In the application, an applicant must define clearly the organizational unit seeking AP accreditation. Larger entities, complex organizations, and those with many geographic units might have several distinct CE/T providers. In such cases, each provider must apply separately to become an accredited IEEI Accredited Provider of continuing education units (CEUs).

A note for international applicants

Because a site visit is a required part of the IEEI AP application process, IEEI Commission members need to be able to schedule the visit and get to the site. If an organization resides in a country with a current U. S. travel warning, IEEI might not be able to accept the application. Since risks are continuously changing, please look at the most current Travel Warnings list before purchasing the IEEI Standard and Application. If you have additional questions, please contact IEEI Headquarters.