IAS Accreditation Criteria for Training Agencies for Work Force Qualification Programs (AC371)
International Accreditation Services (IAS) provides accreditation for organizations that provide professional-development training programs. The accreditation is based on IAS Accreditation Criteria for Training Agencies for Work Force Qualification Programs (AC371). Getting accredited requires training agencies to demonstrate they are competent, that their trainers are qualified, and that the curricula meet nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves an evaluation of the training agencies corporate structure, facilities, staffing, curriculum, product development and administration.
Acquiring IAS Accreditation (AC371):
- Strengthens the professional and academic reputation of training programs.
- Provides independent verification that agencies are competent, that their trainers are qualified and that the curricula meet nationally recognized standards.
- Special relevance to the unique needs of training agencies for the construction crafts, contractors, and construction regulators.
- The IAS approach aims to ensure that accredited training programs prepare trainees to be efficient and competent to meet the needs of industry, regulators and consumers.
ANSI (17024) Accredited Instructor Certification Program
LIUNA Training Certified Instructors have successfully completed one of the most comprehensive adult education and training programs in the industry. Each instructor is trained to create dynamic and engaging environments that put students in the best position to gain industry knowledge and trade skills.
LIUNA Training’s Instructor Certification Program proves that our instructors have met strict eligibility requirements and demonstrate the best practices of adult learning. The result is a skilled, safe and productive worker who can critically think on the job.
Instructors systematically move from online training, evaluation, and classroom instruction, to assessment and a comprehensive ANSI certified exam. Success is measured by a certified instructor’s ability to:
- demonstrate knowledge of adult education practices
- execute student-centered, activity-based teaching techniques
- convey trade information professionally
- meet reading, math and computer proficiency standards
More importantly, certification does not mark the end but the beginning of career-long education and professional development. Certification maintenance combines continuing education with practical experience to ensure that LIUNA instructors remain on the cutting edge of the industry.