NSPF® and Genesis University™ strongly believe that thirdparty accreditation is paramount to the quality and validity of any educational system. With that in mind, we actively maintain accreditations through multiple authorities but primarily through IACET as described below.
Accreditation is serious business and difficult to attain. The ANSI/
IACET 1-2013 Standard for Continuing Education and Training
provides a framework that drives the quality of our programs from
responsibilities, controls, and program development to program
execution, assessment, and continuous improvement. IACET’s rules
even define minimum requirements for attendance duration versus
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned.
For these reasons (and basic respect for other students), we require on-time attendance, professional conduct, and other rules to be followed. Because we cannot control or monitor this at non-thirdparty accredited programs, we cannot provide credit for their education. Obviously, we cannot accept credit for classes provided by “self-accredited” educational programs.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
NSPF® and Genesis University™ are accredited Authorized Providers by IACET. We comply with the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard for Continuing Education and Training, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation we are authorized to issue the IACET CEU. The number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is calculated as one (1) CEU equals ten (10) contact hours of learner interaction with the content of the learning activity, which includes live and online lectures, coursework, projects, exams, tours, travel, hands-on field training, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and/or homework in support of a learning outcome. For more information, please visit IACET online.
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
T: (703) 506-3275
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
We do not have specific AIA accreditation of our programs. However, the AIA does accept applicable IACET CEUs and students are encouraged to confirm the eligibility of specific programs prior to signing up if the units will be used to maintain licensure or other AIA certifications. For more information, please visit the AIA online.
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
T: (202) 626-7300
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
Several of our programs are accredited by the APLD for meeting their continuing education requirements and APLD instructors have lectured at some of our events. The APLD requires 30 hours of continuing education every 3 years. For more information, please visit the APLD online.
2207 Forest Hills Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
T: (717) 238-9780
Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB)
Several of our programs are accredited through the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) and the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo by the CILB for meeting their continuing education requirements. The CILB requires 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. For more information, please visit the FSPA and the CILB online.
Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
T: (850) 487-1395
Florida Swimming Pool Association
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
T: (941) 952-9293