Message from the 2011 Commission Chair
We knew it was coming. We began preparations. And it has come. In December 2010, the U.S. President signed into law the Accreditation of English Language Training Programs Act, Public Law. 111-306. As a consequence, all English language training schools currently SEVP certified, are required to attain accreditation in order to continue to issue I-20s. The application deadline was December 14, 2011. On December 14, 2011, CEA had more than 160 English language programs and institutions at various stages in the application and self-study process. This is in contrast to the 40 that have typically been in the application and self-study process at any point of time in the past.