Relativity, the industry-leaders in e-Discovery software, and the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the premier eDiscovery educator, today announced a new partnership aimed at providing continuous education opportunities for interested members of the e-Discovery industry.
The agreement is highlighted by a new reciprocal education credit program that makes it easier for e-Discovery professionals to get reciprocal Relativity Continuing Education (RCE) and Certified E-Discovery Specialist Certification (CEDS) credits by attending applicable webinars hosted by either the Relativity or ACEDS learning community.
Obtaining RCEs and CEDS credits, along with further certifications from both Relativity and ACEDS-approved tests, are vital for the continued career success and advancement of any e-Discovery professional. The new program offers current CEDS professionals and Relativity Certified Professionals with several new ways to earn credits that go towards required certifications or continued education requirements.
For the CEDS community looking to earn their CEDS Certified e-Discovery Specialist renewal or new certifications, candidates will receive 1 CEDS credit per hour of Relativity education. This includes Relativity webinars a candidate has previously attended – up to two years previously – along with currently available Relativity webinars, training, and events – such as Relativity Fest.
Mary Mack, executive director of ACEDS, said: "Continuous learning organizations sharing appropriate courses like Relativity and ACEDS allows dual-certified individuals a greater breadth of offerings, and the opportunity for one course completion to count for both certifications. ACEDS loves the Relativity community and welcomes them to our learning platform."
For the Relativity community, certified professionals can attend a selection of ACEDS webinars containing relevant e-Discovery content such as the popular AI & Machine Learning webinar to gain continuing education credits. Eligible webinars will be easily recognizable on the ACEDS web page thanks to the Relativity logo found on the registration page.
"We're thrilled to announce this new partnership with ACEDS and to interact more with their community," said Danielle Urban, Manager of Certification at Relativity. "We look forward to seeing how e-Discovery professionals utilize the added flexibility and opportunity that this partnership provides."
The process to earn these credits differs across both organizations. For CEDS credit, attendees must submit their eCertificates of relevant attendance to ACEDS. For RCE credits, attendees need to fill out this form on the Relativity website.
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 active users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 199 of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.
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