Bentley Systems Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

Exton, Pa., U.S.A. – Jan. 14, 2013 – The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Bentley Systems, Incorporated the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

“Bentley is proud of our Bentley Institute learning programs, which train infrastructure professionals each year in important information modeling, integrated project, and intelligent infrastructure skills so that our users stay on the cutting edge,” stated Peter Huftalen, vice president, Bentley Institute. Huftalen added, “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 as well as an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to welcome Bentley Institute as our newest Authorized Provider organization,” stated Michael Todd Shinholster, president of IACET. “Bentley 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.”

Today, architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators can choose from more than 100 Bentley Institute live training courses that earn IACET CEUs, and that number is expected to grow throughout the accreditation period. All learning opportunities are developed by infrastructure professionals well-versed in information modeling, integrated project, and intelligent infrastructure principles. By combining the excitement of discovery with relevance to the practical world, the knowledge and skills delivered during training enhance users’ productivity, project quality, and profitability to sustain an efficient and effective workforce.

In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, Bentley Institute 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. Bentley Institute has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, Bentley is now linked to the IACET website and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2003 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

About IACET
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 Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.

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