ACI Learning Wins EC-Council’s 2022 Training Center of the Year Award

EC-Council’s annual Global Awards program also recognized ACI Learning’s Instructor Development Manager, Greg Gardner, as the recipient of the Instructor Circle of Excellence Award.

DENVER, November 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ACI Learning™, a leading provider of audit, cybersecurity and IT certification and professional development training that enables individuals to start and grow their careers, is a proud recipient of the EC-Council Training Center of The Year (Enterprise) for North America for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Greg Gardner, ACI Learning’s Instructor Development Manager, was named the recipient of the EC-Council Instructor (CEI) Circle of Excellence Award for North America.

The 2022 EC-Council Global Awards spotlight the world’s best training centers that have a positive impact on their students, based on more than 2,300 training partners in 145 countries. ACI Learning was shortlisted for the EC-Council Training Center of the Year Award for meeting criteria including commitment to educating and making a difference in the cybersecurity workforce, feedback from student and course evaluation reports, the ratio of students passing EC-Council certifications, ongoing program development, and other factors that highlight student success rates.

“The EC-Council Global Awards are among the most prestigious awards within the cybersecurity training community. ACI Learning is delighted to be the winner of the Training Center of the Year award for the second consecutive year, this which demonstrates our commitment to education and instruction for the next generation of cybersecurity and IT professionals,” said Brett Shively, CEO of ACI Learning. “We are also extremely proud of our very own instructor Greg Gardner for being honored as an EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence award recipient. The ACI learning team aims to be the best in the business, and Greg represents the dedication of our instructors to provide students with the highest quality experience in their IT, cybersecurity and audit training journeys.”

Gardner is an author and retired naval officer with over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. In his role at ACI Learning, he hires, coaches and trains instructors for ACI Learning’s online and in-person cybersecurity and IT training courses. Gardner was selected as an EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence Award winner for positive student ratings and feedback through EC-Council assessments, integrating new curriculum and technology into credit and non-credit programs credited, and support for faculty training initiatives in addition to student initiatives.

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ACI Learning trains leaders in cybersecurity, auditing and information technology. Whether they are starting their career, mastering their craft or developing their team, ACI Learning supports them every step of the way. ACI Learning believes that training is not a transaction, but an essential, ongoing part of lifelong learning and career growth. The company helps professionals choose the learning path that’s right for them, offers personalized training the way they want, and helps them find the right career opportunity. To learn more, visit

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