The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is a member-based global professional association for individuals and organizations in the private and public sector who work in the fields of e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training, certification and professional development courses in e-discovery and related disciplines to law firms, corporate legal departments, service providers, the government and institutions of higher learning. ACEDS is an autonomous association that develops its educational offerings and services for the benefit of its members and potential members in the legal community. ACEDS operates on the principle that training, certification, continuing education and networking opportunities will be instrumental to member success in the legal community. ACEDS flagship offering, the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, is held by nearly 1500 members across the Am Law 200, the government and the largest corporations in the world, including General Electric, Apple, United Health, Boeing and Ford Motor Company. ACEDS 2500 members and more than 20 local chapters are located in major US cities, Canada, the UK, the European Union, Africa and Australia. CEDS training and certification sets a baseline for and verifies skills and knowledge in an increasingly high-risk field. It facilitates sound hiring practices, has the potential to advance careers, and it gives a competitive advantage both to the individuals who earn it and to their employers by improving outcomes cost effectively and with less risk. The CEDS credential is increasingly identified as the gold standard in e-discovery training. For more information, visit www.aceds.org.