Accreditation Workshops

CEA offers several accreditation workshops each year. Workshops include a discussion of accreditation in general, specific CEA procedures, the self-study process, and writing the self-study report. Participants receive a copy of the Accreditation Handbook and the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions, which are reviewed and discussed at the workshop.

Programs or institutions submit the Application for Eligibility Form, which must be reviewed and approved. Then, approved sites receive a determination of eligibility letter before being invited to attend a workshop. Attending a CEA workshop implies that the program or institution is ready to begin the process of self-study, which must be completed within 18 months of the workshop. Within two months of the workshop, the site must prepare and submit a self-study plan, which will guide the self-study process leading to submission of the self-study report.

CEA offers customized workshops at a site's location upon request. To schedule a customized workshop, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop attendance is available by invitation only to sites that have been approved as eligible for CEA accreditation. Preparatory materials and exact locations are sent to registered participants before the workshop. Registration for each workshop closes two weeks prior to the workshop. To request late registration, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


       October (virtual)

  4 required meetings via web-conferencing platform
Dates: Thursday-Friday, October 19-20 and Monday-Tuesday, October 23-24*
Times: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)
*Note:  The virtual workshop consists of four (4) 2.5 hour sessions.  Participants must attend all four (4) sessions.