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Attention All Trainers: This Page is for You!

As "The Source for Image Professionals,” one of AICI’s goals is to provide educational opportunities for the professional and personal development of its members. AICI recognizes providers of high quality continuing education by inviting them to submit their programs to be CEU-Approved. i.e. approved for Continuing Education Units. There are significant benefits from becoming an AICI CEU Provider including:

  • Multiple opportunities for exposure and recognition on the AICI website and in the Global News
  • Being part of a learning community of top trainers in the image industry
  • An opportunity to continually improve your training design, development and delivery
  • An opportunity to build your business

How Can I Become an AICI CEU Provider?

Eligibility

Members who have earned their CIM or CIP are automatically eligible to apply to have their program CEU-approved. If you are a skilled trainer and have a course that you believe would be of value to our AICI members, then making application to have your program approved for AICI CEUs makes sense. Trainers, who focus on topics, other than technical image ones, for CEU-approval, must show evidence of their expertise and experience in the subject being presented. (See p.2 CEU Provider Application Manual for more details.)

Application

Before applying to have your course approved for AICI CEUs you have to have presented the course at least once (referred to as a “pilot”). Read the following materials and download the necessary forms to complete and submit to the AICI CEU Administrator:

  • Read the AICI CEU Provider Application Manual: This is the manual that includes specific details about every part of the application process. Using this as a reference, while completing the application paperwork, is very helpful.

  • CEU Provider Policy Manual: This document contains the polices for the CEU Program that have been approved by the AICI International Board of Directors.

  • Application to Offer CEU-Approved Program: This form needs to be completed when you submit your application.

  • Training Plan: This template is used to record the content you are presenting and how the participants will be engaged in this learning experience.

  • Participant Training Evaluation: This is the evaluation template that is used by all AICI CEU Providers. Providers customize the last part of the form to align with the learning outcome statements listed in the Training Plan.

In addition, there are marketing, and slide and handout samples required.

For one-time Chapter events the process is the same. For more details please click here.

Application Review

  • All applications are reviewed by the AICI CEU Administrator. The information is treated confidentially. If all requirements are met, an approval notice is sent to you, with a copy to AICI HQ, who will send you an invoice.

  • The course is approved for three years, once the initial approval fee and an annual renewal fee have been paid.

  • Every twelve months you will be invoiced a renewal fee.

  • Every three years your course must be re-approved.  

Four Helpful Resources

  1. You Can Be an AICI CEU-Approved Provider! The Steps to Have a Program Approved for AICI CEUs - View the Webinar

    Elizabeth Weinstein, Ph.D., AICI CEU Administrator and Clare Maxfield, AICI CIP, Chair CEU Committee

    This webinar is your chance to learn the step-by-step process for submitting an application to have your program CEU–approved. If you wish to become one of our AICI CEU Providers, this 60-minute webinar will help clarify the application process

    View the webinar here

  2. FAQs for AICI CEU Application Process

    If you have questions about how to apply to have your program CEU-approved by AICI, please view the FAQ document where many of your questions will be answered.

    If you still have any questions about the application process, please contact the CEU Administrator, Liz Weinstein, Ph.D. at llizzer@msn.com

  3. AICI CEU Approval Process Map for Individual Trainers
    This map shows each step of the CEU-approval process.

  4. AICI Approval Process Narrative for Individual Trainers
    This narrative accompanies the process map in #3 and describes, in some detail, each of the steps for CEU-approval

Post-delivery Responsibilities

Following an AICI CEU–Approved course delivery, you will send to Liz Weinstein Ph.D. at llizzer@msn.com

In addition, AICI certificates, for those who completed your course, can be requested. Once the invoice for the certificates is paid, the certificates will be sent to you for dissemination.

Who Else Can Provide Assistance?

Clare Maxfield, AICI CIP, is the Chair of the CEU Committee, which addresses policy issues that arise.
Shanna Pecoraro, AICI CIP, is the AICI International Board of Directors, VP of Education.

Please note that AICI CEU providers can also provide webinar content as an on-demand offering. If you would like to participate, read our FAQ document to get started. If your webinar is approved as an on-demand course, it will join a library of other approved webinars. Members, at their own convenience, can access these webinars for a fee.

I use the CEU guidelines even for courses that I am not getting CEU’d. I find the process helps me develop a more powerful, dynamic, and meaningful training.
~ Karen Brunger, AICI CIP

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