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The Accreditation process couldn’t be conducted without our auditor pool!  We are in particular need of people with juvenile and jail backgrounds. In order to become a CEA Auditor, individuals must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a current individual member of the Correctional Education Association.
  2. Be a correctional educator with 5 or more years experience.
  3. Have 2 or more years experience as a correctional education supervisor, or in a higher managerial or administrative position. 
  4. Submit a resume to the Standards Commission that details education, experience and references.
  5. Have a letter of recommendation and endorsement from your immediate supervisor to become an auditor.
  6. Successfully complete the CEA Auditor Training.
  7. Be approved by the CEA Standards Commission as an auditor.

Auditor Training
Auditor training is comprised of two phases.  The first phase is to participate in Auditor Training usually held at the CEA International Conference.  Once an individual has completed Auditor Training, they will receive the designation of “Trainee”.  Trainee auditors must complete a training audit to become full-fledged auditors.  Training audits are conducted under the supervision of an experienced auditor.  Trainee auditors are eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses, but will not be paid for their time. 

Refresher Training
Auditors are required to attend refresher training every three years.

CEA Auditors
Payment of Fees:
Full-fledged auditors are eligible to receive travel expense reimbursement and payment for their time conducting the auditors.  The auditor who writes the report describing the audit visit will be paid a report fee. 

Auditors are assigned and rotated in chronological order.  CEA will not send an auditor to a facility in the auditor’s home state.  It is possible for some time to elapse between assignments. 

If you are interested in becoming a CEA auditor, please send a copy of your resume and a letter of support from your supervisor to the CEA national office.

Download the Auditor Information Sheet here (PDF)

Correctional Education Association
Attn:  CEA Auditor Pool
8182 Lark Brown Road, Suite 202
Elkridge, MD  21075
Fax: 443-459-3088
Email: office@ceanational.org
Phone: 800-783-1232 x12

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