Our History In-depth

History

Get the details, year by year, on 360training.com's growth as a company over more than a decade.

1997

Incorporated as a Texas C class corporation as SofTech International Inc. to develop state-approved online traffic courses to dismiss traffic tickets and reduce insurance premiums.

1998

Reorganized to become 360training.com and expand online offerings to address regulatory/compliance based education.

2000

Launched VU360T, the industry's first Learning Management System, utilizing online proctoring for proprietary schools and professional associations to deliver continuing education and prelicensing courses.

2001

Developed CBT360T, the industry's first computer-based learning (CBT) platform for mass distribution to the marketplace, placing a full range of educational products in the hands of customers without requiring up-front payment.

Developed and gained approval by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to deliver the first alcohol seller/server training, eliminating the traditional need for classroom instruction.

Consulted with real estate and insurance regulatory agencies to provide standards to permit 100% online education without proctored post-examinations in Nevada, Ohio, New York and Louisiana.

2002

Assisted the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) in drafting regulations for the first "classroom equivalent" continuing education for more than 150,000 licensees in a 100% online environment , eliminating the traditional 50% classroom instruction requirement. A 360training.com board member is appointed by TDI Commissioner Jose Montemayor to sit on the Texas Insurance Licensing Exam Review Committee.

2003

Developed and gained approval by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to offer an approved driver training program in the 6-million-person market.

2004

Acquired Canadian training provider L&K International, a leading provider of power, energy and utilities training to form the worldwide Technical Skills and Safety Division. The new division closes the largest single contract in the company's history, providing a multi-year training contract to key U.S. defense contractors.

2005

360training.com begins offering Occupational Health and Safety Administration 10 and 30-hour outreach programs. Company gains national status in approval of online funeral continuing education.

2006

360training.com is ranked the 62nd fastest growing company in the Technology Deloitte's Touche Fast 500 US Awards and 4th fastest growing company in the "œFast 50 for Texas."

2007

360training.com acquires three instructor-led real estate schools, including American Career Institute (Las Vegas, NV), Roger DeSpain School of Real Estate (Oklahoma City, OK), and Fortune Academy (Myrtle Beach, SC).

2008

The company is ranked #2,607 on the 2008 "Inc. 5,000."

360training.com expands into the European market, offering food and alcohol courses in the United Kingdom.

360training.com makes a multi-million dollar investment in technology infrastructure, including a new IBM storefront ecommerce portal, LMS and virtual classrooms, CRM and phone systems.

2009

Acquires leading providers of dental (National Dental Network), real estate (AmBest) and Allied Healthcare Career Training (Meditec) programs.

Acquires the assets of National Dental Network and National Lab Network to offer the highest level of dental clinical education via high-definition DVD and streaming internet video.

Opens Manila, Philippines offshore support office.

CEO Ed Sattar recognized as a finalist for the Ernst Young Annual Entrepreneur Award

2010

Acquires online high school (Cresent Prep), expanding footprint in the adult education and career training market.

2011

Launches LS360, a next-generation Java-based platform for delivering and managing regulated content.

In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, 360training.com trained XX individuals in safety while working with hazardous materials.

2012

360training.com becomes only the 4th ANSI accredited provider of certified food safety manger exam.

360training.com status as an IACET-approved provider is renewed.

3 millionth course completed by our students.

2013

Launches the first ever 100% online training for Xactimate, the industry standard estimating software for insurance adjusters.

360Factors provides groundbreaking enterprise regulatory change management and cloud-based software solutions to help organizations achieve continuous compliance.

Wins the PASHA award for innovative eLearning products.