IEEI Authorized Provider (AP) accreditation brings with it many benefits, including:

  • Authority to issue IEEI Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Credibility and a competitive edge in the marketplace

Membership in a select community of organizations that share a commitment to rigor, excellence, and integrity in continuing education and training (CE/T) for data and information workers.

Why go through the application process again?

To ensure that your organization continues to deliver continuing and education and training programs for data and information workers that foster social justice and diversity, IEEI requires that APs apply for reaccreditation every five years. IEEI aims to ensure that all APs remain current and consistent with the most recent version of the ANSI/IEEI Standard.

The best way to ensure an AP remains current, comprehensive, and complete in the development, communication, and delivery of continuing education and training programs according to the Standard is to facilitate and enhance the organization’s capacity for continuous improvement. The reaccreditation process is designed to achieve this mission-critical objective.

Verifying continued compliance

In steps mirroring those followed in the original application, the IEEI Commission will review an organization’s policies and processes to verify continued compliance with the ANSI/IEEI Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

Accredited APs benefit from a comprehensive CE/T audit by a commission of experts. The rigorous application process and thorough on-site review will bring the latest best practices in continued education and training for social justice and diversity among data and information workers to your organization—practices that have evolved in the five years since your original AP accreditation.

Leading up to renewal

IEEI will send an electronic reaccreditation notification letter approximately 18 months, 12 months, 6 months, and 3 months prior to the organization’s AP expiration date. Since the IEEI Commission’s application review process can take up to 3 months, you must obtain, complete, and submit the AP application to IEEI at least 90 days prior to the AP expiration date.

Failure to submit your application at least 90 days prior to the AP expiration date will result in the removal of your organization from the IEEI AP Directory and your organization no longer will be authorized to issue IEEI CEUs.

Preparing for your renewal

Step 1: Purchase and access the new ANSI/IEEI Standard and application.

Step 2: Take advantage of the many resources available to help you prepare a successful application:

  • AP Application Project Plan Template
  • Free application assistance webinars. These one-hour webinars give you the chance to get answers to your specific questions about the application process. You may participate in as many of these webinars as you like.
  • Our one-day, in-person AP workshop, offered each month at locations around the United States and Canada. The workshop reviews each required element of the Standard, with special attention paid to the documentation needed for a successful application.
  • Enroll in IEEI’s eLearning course that offers interactive exercises and examples to help you conceptualize the elements necessary for submitting a successful AP application.
  • Illustration showing how the ANSI/IEEI Standard relates to the ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) model.
  • Archived recordings of AP Application Assistance Webinars, AP Renewal Webinars, and AP Connection Webinars.

Step 3: Conduct an audit to assess your training program and ensure you have the necessary policies, processes, and record-keeping in place for a successful program and the efficient renewal of your AP accreditation.

Step 4: Complete and submit the online application at least 90 days prior to your expiration date to allow IEEI to process your renewal application without a lapse in your AP accreditation.

Budgeting for the IEEI Application Process 

The IEEI Standard and AP Application package costs $450. Also, at the time of submission, applicants are required to submit a non-refundable fee of $3,250 that covers an application review, one review of additional submitted information if requested by the Commission, administrative costs, site visit expenses* and Commission honoraria. The first year annual fee of $835 will be invoiced following approval of AP status.

*Applicants outside of the continental United States may be subject to additional site visit fees.