AICC Press Release #33

Sugar City, Idaho USA

AICC Certifies Plateau 4 Learning management system

Plateau LMS originally certified new test affirms Plateau’s longstanding commitment to open standards and software interoperability

Sugar City, Idaho USA – – The announced today that Plateau 4 Learning Management System has been formally certified as compliant with the AICC’s Web-Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline (AGR-010). This guideline allows AICC-conforming web-based learning content and courseware to interoperate with AICC-conforming LMS systems. AICC Guidelines are used across multiple industries in addition to aviation training.

Plateau LMS was originally certified by the AICC. As AICC certification is valid for a two-year period, Plateau 4 LMS was re-certified last week when an independent testing lab determined its compliance for CMI guidelines. The Plateau 4 LMS also complies with the latest proposed specifications of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), the other major standard ensuring that enterprise software is able to effectively and meaningfully interoperate with e-Learning content.

Plateau is an active AICC member and a leader in the learning industry’s effort to standardize communication between e-Learning content and enterprise software applications. Last month, Plateau Chief Technology Officer Ed Cohen was elected to chair the AICC Training Infrastructure Subcommittee. Cohen is the only AICC subcommittee chair not drawn from the aviation industry. As a subcommittee chair, Cohen has substantial input within the AICC’s Executive subcommittee, which guides the organization’s strategic direction and administration.

“Our executives have worked closely with the AICC and other standards bodies for years to promote and expand the open standards and interoperability of software in the e-Learning industry,” Cohen said. “This certification of Plateau 4 LMS reinforces our dedication to creating a global standard for learning technology.”

“Plateau 4’s AICC certification is good news for any industry that has to deliver training online,” said William A. McDonald, AICC CMI Subcommittee chair and Learning Technology Architect at Alteon (Boeing’s aviation training company). “This clearly demonstrates Plateau’s continued commitment to providing courseware interoperability for its customers and partners.”

The AICC is an international association of technology-based training professionals. While its mission is to create open standards for computer-based training in the aviation industry, AICC guidelines are being used by software vendors across a variety of industries, and are paving the way for the global standardization of learning technologies.

Standards such as those set by the AICC and SCORM allow courseware and learning management systems to convey information and be integrated. They also give consumers a level of confidence that the content and the learning management system will work together to provide not just learning material, but data that can be used to meet an organization’s strategic goals.

About the AICC: The AICC's mission is to provide and promote information, guidelines and standards that result in the effective implementation of CBT and WBT. The AICC has long been an advocate of interoperable learning technology. More information is available at the organization’s Web site at

About Plateau: Plateau’s enterprise-class software manages all of an organization’s learning and knowledge on one scalable platform. Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based J2EE/EJB architecture, and is the engine behind the largest e-Learning initiatives in the corporate, non-profit and government markets. Plateau 4 LMS automates the management and delivery of online and classroom learning, organizational knowledge and competencies for clients including the American Red Cross, Motorola, Union Pacific and the U.S. Air Force. Plateau is listed as a leader in LMS evaluations from Gartner Inc. and META Group. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA.