BACnet International Achieves IACET Accreditation

CEUs now available for all interactive courses on The BACnet Institute

BACnet International is proud to announce that it has recently gained IACET accreditation and now issues Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all its courses offered through The BACnet Institute. Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits are also available for all courses. The BACnet Institute (TBI) is an online learning site that provides free courses and other educational resources to assist in the understanding and successful implementation of the BACnet standard (Building Automation and Control networks).

BACnet International is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). BACnet International complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, BACnet International is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. IACET’s history includes development and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training as well as development of the original Continuing Education Unit.

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International said, “We decided to pursue IACET accreditation because the IACET CEU credit is accepted by an exceptionally large group of regulatory boards, companies and organizations. This allows us to provide consulting engineers and others who need formal continuing education credits with additional value for their time spent learning about BACnet.” He went on to say, “We have seen tremendous interest in our online courses and are pleased to augment our free courses with free CEU and PDH certificates.”

Courses currently available on The BACnet Institute include BACnet Basics and The Facility Manager’s Guide to Building Automation Systems. A third course on BACnet Device Profiles will be launched in the coming weeks.

About BACnet International

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.