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    CEA’s mission is to promote excellence in the field of English language teaching and administration, as well as to protect the interests of students, through accreditation of English language programs and institutions worldwide. CEA achieves its mission by advancing widely-held standards to foster continuous program development through a rigorous process of regular self-assessment and peer evaluation.

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Extension of Hiatus

What if we have suspended classes or there are no enrolled students for a period of more than 4 months? 

CEA’s existing policies allow any site to take a 4-month hiatus based on CEA’s 8-months/year operational requirement for eligibility. If there is a hiatus of fewer than 4 months, CEA must be notified. CEA’s existing policies also allow for possible limited extensions to a period of hiatus by making a request to the Executive Director. CEA has developed an application form to document these requests. Please send the 2020 CEA Application for Extended Hiatus to Samantha Robotham, Administrative Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After review, an official letter of hiatus will be issued, if approved.

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