CEA Accreditation

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On August 2013, C.C.B. School of Atlanta received accreditation from CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation). CEA is one of two agencies recognized by the Secretary of Education to award accreditation to quality Intensive English programs in the U.S.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.

Organizations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves formally accredited by accreditation bodies (such as UKAS); hence they are sometimes known as “accredited certification bodies”. The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accreditation).

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Although accreditation has always been a quality standard, since 2010, all Intensive English programs in the U.S. must have accreditation by either CEA or ACCET by December of 2013 to continue issuing I-20s for F-1 student visas. Schools that do not have accreditation by this deadline will no longer be able to issue I-20s.

Read more about it here!

http://www.gop.gov/bill/111/2/s1338

http://thepienews.com/analysis/what-is-the-impact-of-the-accreditation-bill-in-the-usa/

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-published by C.C.B.