The CET Connection
March 3, 2010

IACET AP, W.I.T.S. leads grassroots coalition in Maryland
from Amy Hyams
IACET AP, World Instructor Training Schools was invited to testify before the Health and Government Occupations Committee of the Maryland General Assembly on Feb. 24, in support of the Personal Trainer Act HB 747. HB 747, introduced by Delegate Costa would establish licensure requirements as well as standards for the training and scope of practice of Personal Trainers in the state of Maryland.More

ICSD tip of the week: more on learning outcomes
Alan Hoover, IACET Council on Standards Development (ICSD) Member
In the last issue of the CET Connection, we addressed some common language used to describe course outcomes, also called objectives. We would like to continue in this issue on the importance of objectives in design and assessment.More

Are you going to be there? Let's meet & greet!
IACET will be presenting at a couple industry conferences this year and would love to have an opportunity to meet, greet and network with our members. Please let us know if you will be in attendance at any one of the following conferences by sending an email to Event details to follow.

1. American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) – May 16-19 in Chicago
2. American Water Works Association (AWWA) – June 20-24 in ChicagoMore

IACET member spotlight
Would you be interested in sharing about your organization and experiences with IACET and your fellow Authorized Providers? Well this is your opportunity to shine and connect with your peers in the continuing education and training field. If interested please contact IACET staff at and we will provide you the information you need to spotlight your organization.More

IACET's "How to Become an Authorized Provider" Workshop
As a renewing AP, we encourage you to participate in an Authorized Provider workshop to learn about the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard and the AP application process. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below. If you cannot remember your registration code, please contact us at


Child care education institute supports the first lady's efforts to reduce childhood obesity
PR Newswire
ChildCare Education Institute gives child care professionals the opportunity to aid the campaign against childhood obesity. Child care staff can enroll in HLTH100: Early Childhood Obesity, at no cost, and learn strategies for combating childhood obesity.More

Despite popularity, researcher finds not everyone can successfully learn through online courses
Since the 1990s, online courses have provided an opportunity for busy adults to continue their education by completing courses in the comfort of their own homes. However, this may not be the best solution for everyone. A researcher at the University of Missouri has found some students may find success in these types of courses more easily than others.More

Grant will pay for job training for seniors
The News Tribune
There's good news for older workers needing job training. A new $1.36 million federal grant will provide more job training and placement services for senior workers, particularly in Washington's Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties.More

The IACET CET Connection now available as an iPhone app
IACET understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members and other CET professionals. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IACET CET Connection, the association committed itself to delivering this news to members and other CET professionals. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. The IACET CET Connection is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the IACET feed from the "Business Management" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you’ve become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store.More