ASI Congratulates Training Course Graduates

Professional distance learning course available to ASI members

Wheat Ridge, CO (May 30, 2008) The American Society for Indexing congratulates the recent group of graduates to receive Certificates of Completion in Indexing Training from the ASI Training Course. Recent graduates include

  • Brenda Ryan, Pasadena, California
  • Maria Sosnowski, Portland, Oregon
  • Alan Armstrong, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Bob Pfahler, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Available to all ASI members, the course is a comprehensive learning and practical education experience via interactive CD-ROM. This home-study program is based on the British Society of Indexers’ prestigious distance learning course. Beginning indexers, librarians, information specialists, editors and writers will all benefit from this three-unit course that covers

  • the function and characteristics of indexes and how indexers work,
  • the intellectual processes involved in indexing, and
  • the specifics of index arrangement, specialized types of indexing and thesaurus construction.

Each unit requires approximately 40 to 50 hours of study and practice. An exam is available for each unit.

Certificates are awarded to those individuals who

  • are ASI members in good standing
  • complete all three units and their associated examinations within a three-year period
  • successfully meet the requirements of the examination

The course costs from $100 to $125 per unit, with an additional $50 to $100 fee for each examination. A detailed breakdown of each unit, frequently asked questions, and ordering information is available online.

About American Society for Indexing The American Society for Indexing is a national association founded to promote excellence in indexing and to increase awareness of the value of well-written, well-designed indexes. Further information about ASI and indexing is available at and by phone at (480) 245-6750.