October 24, 2022 – The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently applied for and received reaccreditation from the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) organization for its educational courses. The accreditation is valid for a period of five years, through November 2027.
An IACET accreditation allows gear industry professionals to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending AGMA courses. CEUs are an important aspect of employment in the gear industry for many professionals, as numerous positions within the gear industry are required to earn a certain amount of CEUs per year. The amount required varies depending on state of residence and employment.
Students that have taken IACET-accredited courses have shared that earning CEUs can be a contributing factor to their companies choosing AGMA educational offerings. Additionally, AGMA instructors know that their curriculum goes through a rigorous evaluation process that ensures the lessons will beneficially contribute to the gear industry.
“I am thrilled that we have been reaccredited and am excited to continue to offer the high quality of trainings that we do,” stated Stephanie Smialek, Education Manager, AGMA. “The feedback that we receive from our participants helps us to continually make improvements to the courses we offer and are considering for the future. This, in turn, helps us provide a needs analysis to enhance our courses and topics for accreditation compliance.”
Those that wish to learn more about IACET and the process are encouraged to visit the IACET Accreditation information page.
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.