Simpson Strong-Tie Expands Training
PLEASANTON, Calif. - For several decades, Simpson Strong-Tie has made training customers a priority. The company has eight training centers across North America and provides hundreds of complimentary classes to engineers, architects, builders and code officials each year. Simpson Strong-Tie trained more than 12,000 customers on site last year. To broaden its educational reach, the company is now offering online training courses and has become an authorized provider of IACET Continuing Educations Credits.
New Online Classes
Although classroom training is the traditional method of learning, e-learning is becoming a popular option because of its convenience and availability. Simpson Strong-Tie has developed online content for some of its in-class courses, such as its Deck Building – Beginners’ Course and Introduction to Joist and Beam Hangers. These new online classes are available on the web site any time of day and take between 1/2 and 1 1/2 hours to complete.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are important to professionals who need to maintain a credential or license and provide a permanent record of educational accomplishments. Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to offer CEUs through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. In order to become an accredited provider, Simpson Strong-Tie had to meet strict continuing education guidelines. With the accreditation, the majority of Simpson Strong-Tie training classes and workshops can earn participants CEUs. Customers interested in credits should contact their certifying licensing organization or agency to inquire if they accept CEUs from IACET providers. In addition, Simpson Strong-Tie is a strong supporter of CSI, SEA, ICBO, BIA, CABO, AIBO, ACIA, and AIBD. For more information, visitwww.strongtie.com/workshops.