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Accreditation & Memberships


Accredited by CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)

The Rochester Institute of Technology English Language Center is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2021 through August 2031 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

The standards of CEA are available at:

For instructions on how to file a complaint with CEA, click here.


Professional Memberships

Logo for University and College English Language Programs (UCIEP).


UCIEP is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. Founded in 1967, UCIEP's purpose is to advance professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at universities and colleges in the United States. Our member programs are committed to the consortium's effort to ensure that students receive the highest quality intensive English instruction from trained, professional teachers.

EnglishUSA is the only organization in the United States that includes all types of intensive English programs (IEPs).  With a membership of over 470 accredited IEPs, we are the largest membership organization specifically serving and supporting IEPs in the United States.   We support the professional development of IEP leaders and staff, uphold professional standards for IEPs, and increase the visibility of IEPs in the United States. 

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