Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) was founded in 1999 by English language professionals as a specialized accrediting agency.  The purpose was to provide a means for improving the quality of English language teaching and administration through accepted standards. CEA conducts accreditation reviews in the U.S. and internationally.

In September 2003, CEA was recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions. This recognition gave CEA the distinction of being the only specialized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. In December 2005, the Commission expanded its mission to include the accreditation of English language programs and schools outside the U.S.

The ESL-Plus Course of Study at the Spanish-American Institute was accredited by CEA in December 2012.

You can learn more about CEA on their website.  There you will also find the standards for CEA accreditation.

and a CEA complaint form.