CIEA Qualifications

The Chartered Educational Assessor programme

The Chartered Educational Assessor (CEA) programme is the benchmark of assessment excellence awarded under the CIEA Royal Charter. Committing to achieving Chartered Educational Assessor status is an endorsement of your professionalism and skills in and knowledge of assessment. Additionally, Chartered Educational Assessors have a notable and positive effect on the success of their organisations.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Educational Assessor.

The CEA operates at the highest level of the CIEA professional framework. The role of the CEA is to quality assure the assessment processes that a school, college, university or training centre use. Our CEA training programme supports the knowledge, skills and understanding of professionals engaged in assessment across multiple disciplines or subject contexts.

The CIEA qualifications aim to provide public assurance that all those engaged in assessment processes have a secure understanding of what is involved in high-quality assessment. This means looking at the policies and procedures and underlying processes that are in place and how the strategy for assessment is delivered in practice. Our CEA programme offers support in designing and developing effective assessments that are reliable, valid, fit for purpose, transparent and fair.

Requirements of Chartered Educational Assessors.

Steps to achieving CEA status

There are three steps to achieving Chartered Educational Assessor status. These steps can be completed flexibly to suit your situation. Each stage is a qualification in itself and you can choose to progress as far as you wish. To gain Chartered Educational Assessor status all three steps must be successfully completed in a specified timeframe.

In certain circumstances applicants may believe they have sufficient knowledge, understanding and experience in assessment to warrant an exemption from the Certificate in Educational Assessment, Stage One of the Chartered Educational Assessor Programme. If you would like to apply for an exemption please could we ask you to provide evidence of your experience and request that you complete the short task in the proforma below and submit it to