CEA Accreditation Workshop Preparation

Welcome to the online introduction for your CEA accreditation workshop. The introduction is broken into a series of units, each with a video slideshow and a worksheet. Be sure to download the worksheet for each unit before you watch the video so that you can gain the most from the unit. You can download the worksheets from the first six units as one file, if you prefer. It is possible to download the videos for offline viewing rather than watching them online. Instructions are at the bottom of this page.

You will want to have the Accreditation Handbook and a copy of the CEA Standards handy as you watch the videos. These two documents were emailed to you. For Unit 2, you will need to reference your eligibility correspondence, which you received via email. In addition, there are references to the CEA Policies and Procedures, as well as the Mission and Values statements, both available on the CEA website under About CEA.

You will want to bring your completed worksheets – with your notes and questions – to the workshop. If there are questions you would you like to send in advance, you can send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Unit 1: Mission

Slides/Video (18:30 minutes)  | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 2: Scope of Accreditation

Slides/Video (15.35 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 3: CEA Values

Slides/Video (15.55 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 4: Specialized Accreditation

Slides/Video (12:05 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 5: Accreditation Process

Slides/Video (19:17 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 6: CEA Standards

Slides/Video (9:15 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Unit 7: Planning and Review

Slides/Video (20:45 minutes) | Notes (PDF) Worksheet (PDF) (MS Word)

Download the worksheets for units 1 through 7 as a single document (PDF) (MS Word)


If you have questions about the videos, the worksheets, or the workshop, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NOTE: If you decide to download the online units for offline viewing, please note that the files range from 15 MB to 50 MB in size. To download the videos, click on the link for the Slides/Video, then scroll down and click on the "Clip Info/Download" button below the video. A little menu will appear, and in some cases, you will see links for several different versions of the video. Right-click on the version you want to download, and then choose "Save as" or "Save Link as" or "Download linked file," depending on the options your browser and operating system give you.