Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

June 24, 2014 –The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded reaccreditation status to the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC). IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

“We provide training and continuing education to 500 building operation professionals each year to advance their skills in energy efficient building operations,” stated Cynthia Putnam, National Project Director for the BOC Program.  Putnam added, “We’re happy to be able to offer IACET CEU’s to these professionals under our renewed partnership with IACET.”

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council as an Authorized Provider,” stated Kristopher J. Newbauer, President of IACET and Director of Learning & Organization Development at Rotary International in Evanston, IL.  Newbauer added, “NEEC joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, NEEC completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. NEEC has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material.  In addition, NEEC is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

About NEEC: The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a non-profit business association of the energy efficiency industry. NEEC’s mission is to promote policies and programs that enhance market opportunities for energy efficiency. NEEC is a national provider of a range of services from Energy Benchmarking technical support to training and credentialing through the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program.

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.  For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.



Melanie Danuser
Project Manager, Building Operator Certification
(206) 582-4258

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