CEA response to COVID-19
On March 11, 2020, CEA released a Statement on COVID-19 which requires all accredited programs and language institutions to report changes made in response to or as a result of the pandemic. In June 2020, the Commission approved three new temporary policies that alllow CEA to conduct hybrid site visits, extend eligibility during extended periods of hiatus, and extend the current period of accreditation by up to 3 cycles (one year). These policies will remain in place until revoked or rescinded by the Commission.
As stated in the December 2020 News from CEA, the provisions and requirements set forth in the CEA Statement on COVID-19 remain in place until further notice. Based on guidance from federal agencies, temporary flexibilities for recognized accreditors remain in place until “the last date that the national emergency is in effect.” As a result, CEA requires notification rather than formal substantive change reporting for changes made as a result of or in response to the pandemic.
Updated July 26, 2021