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 American Water College Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning


October 1, 2012 –The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded American Water College the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). American Water College, as an authorized provider, has demonstrated our commitment to excellence in training and continuing education programs.

“American Water College is proud of our education programs. We train thousands of Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment professionals each year for continuing education and certification exam preparation, so that our water and wastewater operators and staff can continue to protect and defend the public health through their efforts,” stated Joe Kerschner, President and Founder of American Water College.  Kerschner added, “Our classroom training and online courses are designed to stay on the cutting edge of technology and the industry standards for our water and wastewater professionals. This partnership with IACET is a recognition of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs. We are very pleased to join such a prestigious organization, as well as an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to welcome American Water College as our newest Authorized Provider organization,” stated Michael Todd Shinholster, President of IACET and Founder and Principal Consultant of Culture Bridge and a Lecturer of International Business at Kennesaw State University in Woodstock, GA.  Shinholster added, “American Water College 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, American Water College completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. American Water College 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, American Water College is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.


About American Water College:

American Water College is a training organization dedicated to helping professionals in the water and wastewater industries achieve their career goals. American Water College was founded with four objectives in mind:

  • To provide high-quality training that is easy to understand and remember
  • To utilize innovative learning and training methods to help operators absorb and remember information required by certification exams
  • To provide a delivery method for classes that allows the maximum flexibility for the operator to continue his/her education
  • To meet the increasing need to train operators new to this field


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 www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.