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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). SWE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, SWE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

SWE Learning empowers women to succeed at every stage of their personal development and professional careers. We support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in engineering through career resources, professional development, and one-to-one networking opportunities through live and online learning. Below are examples of SWE’s most popular leadership programs:

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Advance Learning Center

SWE’s Advance Learning Center provides access to a valuable collection of online professional development courses available when your schedule allows. New courses are constantly being developed based on identified learning needs, including career management, leadership development, inclusion, and cultural awareness; SWE leadership, including section vitality resources; and topics to support self-development.

Access the Advance Learning Center using your SWE member user ID and password to access various learning methods. 

Available Learning Methods

SWE’s Advance Learning Center provides a variety of learning modalities to support your learning.

Live professional development events are hosted online by SWE, including audio and visual communication between attendees and subject matter experts (SMEs).

Previously recorded webinars available to accommodate the learner’s schedule. On-demand webinars are released within 72 hours of the live webinar.

Self-directed and self-paced learning designed for an interactive online learning experience using tools such as narration, videos, quick resource guides, and check-your-knowledge quizzes.

Short, on-the-go micro-learning courses designed to be accessed by the learner anytime, anywhere.

Subtitles that are displayed during on-demand webinars and eLearning courses, and are available for hearing-impaired learners, non-native English speakers, and anyone who wants to read along. If closed captions are available, a learner can view them by clicking the CC icon displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the course player. 

Downloadable resources to help learners apply content to their careers and lives.  

Online communities allow learners to reflect on the learning topic at-hand, share, and ask questions about specific learning needs.

Learning Levels

Each of us has unique professional development needs based on our previous experiences and future development goals. As a result, SWE provides professional development opportunities for three learning levels to allow you to select sessions based on your own development needs. The learning levels below indicate the level of experience with the given topic.

The content focuses on awareness and factual recall, appropriate for those with limited experience (0-2 years) with the subject matter. Foundational level content often provides an introductory or basic understanding of the content areas.

Appropriate for those experienced (3 -9 years) with the content who are looking to build upon and increase their knowledge of the identified content areas.  Can indicate that the session will result in application or analysis of topics.

Appropriate for those who have been actively applying the foundational and intermediate concepts and are looking to increase their expertise in the content areas. Advanced level content is often appropriate for those with 10-20 years’ experience.

Have questions about SWE professional programs? Contact learning@swe.org.