IEI is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
The mission of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) is to promote excellence in the field of English language teaching and administration through accreditation of English language programs and institutions worldwide. CEA achieves its mission by using widely-held standards to foster continuous program development through a rigorous process of regular self-assessment and peer evaluation.
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 Mission of English USA also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) is:
- To promote and support ethical and professional standards for intensive English programs in the U.S.
- To communicate and champion the value of English language study.
- To enhance the visibility of member programs.
- To foster professional development among members.
AAIEP believes that this mission is best achieved through the advancement of Standards, Advocacy, and Outreach for Intensive English programs in the United States.
Executive Director, Allison Cavopol is a member of: NAFSA: Association of International Educators