NRRTS saves in long run with IACET accreditation

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Friday, October 21, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has been approved as an accredited provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, saving the association money in the long run.   

“Education is part of NRRTS’ registration (fee) so theoretically a NRRTS registrant can get up to 30 hours of education at no cost,” said Weesie Walker, executive director. “In order to continue providing that benefit, the NRRTS board decided to make an investment in the IACET application.”

Previously, NRRTS would submit its webinar content to be approved for continuing education units (CEUs). For each CEU that was issued, NRRTS had to pay a fee. However, as an authorized IACET provider, the association now pays a fixed cost every year to maintain accreditation.  

“If we award 40 hours worth of CEUs or 4,000 hours, our cost is the same,” said Walker.

The accreditation process wasn’t easy. It took eight months for NRRTS to develop policies to ensure all educational courses met minimum standards, including ensuring that its presenters are subject matter experts and that the content is relevant and timely.

“And at the end of the course, the participant has to pass a test,” said Walker. “So all of those standardized processes had to be created for the course to be worthy of a CEU.” HME