by Herbert J. Kellner
Why accreditation for Training Professionals?
One of the most important reasons is the missing transparency in the educational market. The Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development (AATD) is committed to providing a high quality accreditation program based on recognized standards of education, experience and ethical conduct for human resource professionals. The Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development (AATD) is an accrediting agency specialized in the accreditation of training professionals, performance consultants and business coaches.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a quality-control system which was developed in the USA. Universities established accrediting associations who assess all quality-aspects of their member institutions. Accreditation is not a governmental process but voluntary self-control.
Accreditation testifies a high degree of quality, integrity and professionalism. Accreditation is the validation of superior qualification by an independent organization, competent to judge these important values.
The selection of a qualified trainer, consultant or business coach is very difficult. Wrong decisions are not only expensive, but can often lead to unpleasant consequences.
The accreditation program of the Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development (AATD) allows companies and organizations to make educated decisions. The qualification process of the accreditation program ensures that members listed in the International Register meet the high quality standards set by the agency.
Accredited members can obtain certification not only for consulting and training concepts but also for seminars and learning programs. The Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development (AATD) awards three different quality seals:
What are the benefits of accreditation?
- Proven advantages in the very competitive educational market.
- High acceptance through self-evaluation and the peer review process.
- Actively adds to the quality of structure, process and outcome.
- Professional competence and service quality will be evaluated and certified.
What is a Training & Development Credit (TDC)?
A Training & Development Credit (TDC) is a unit of measure based on quality standards. TDCs serve educational providers to qualify and quantify a variety of training and development activities in adult education. This specialized and standardized form of credit can easily be converted into academic credit. Each TDC represents 15 hours of learning in an organized, controlled and competency-based training, learning or developmental activity.
Training & Development Credits (TDCs) can be earned through the following:
- Training seminars and workshops
- Self-paced online courses
- Instructor-led online courses
- Directed, independent self-study
Who owns the Training & Development Credit (TDC)?
The Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development is the keeper and standardizing agent for the TDC. All the rights and the trademark are owned by the Institute of Training and Development.
What are the Benefits of Training & Development Credits (TDCs)?
- Increased credibility of your institute
- Highly visible commitment to quality
- Measurable benchmark for your customers
- Professional learning acknowledgement for your participants
- World-wide recognized unit of measure
- Competency-based standards for different learning formats
- Professional documentation of learning experiences
How can a training professional become approved to award TDCs?
To be able to award TDCs, the training professional must be an accredited member of AATD. Membership is granted upon successful completion of the accreditation process.
For further information please visit: www.aatd.org