October 20, 2010 14:37 ET

ESi Becomes an Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units

AUGUSTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded ESi® its prestigious Authorized Provider status. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET continuing education units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

"ESi education programs train thousands of emergency management professionals each year in the proper use and administration of our full suite of crisis information management products, including WebEOC®, WebEOC Mapper, and ESiWebFUSION™," said Jim Cook, President of ESi University. "Our new partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs, and we are very pleased to join such a prestigious organization."

"We are pleased to welcome ESi as our newest Authorized Provider organization," said Karen Brown, President of IACET and Senior HR Manager of Nuclear Power at Shaw Group in Massachusetts. "ESi joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met."

ESi University develops and delivers training courses to ESi customers throughout the world at its state-of-the-art training facility in Atlanta, through its e-learning portal, and via its virtual classroom which allows students and instructors to see and hear each other and share computer screens during courses.

In order to achieve Authorized Provider status, ESi completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. ESi has pledged to continue its compliance with the Standard and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, ESi is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

About ESi
Augusta, Georgia-based ESi®, the global leader in crisis information management technology, pioneered the market with WebEOC®, the world's first Web-enabled emergency management communications system. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America from 2007 through 2010, ESi connects crisis response teams and decision makers at national, state and local agencies, healthcare providers, airlines and corporations worldwide, providing access to real-time information for a common operating picture during a crisis or daily operations. By offering a solutions package from initial design and installation through training, implementation, and maintenance, ESi sets the standard for crisis information management. For more information, please visit

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.

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