Accreditation of EA

Education and Training, Certifications

Welcome to the Council for Enterprise Architecture Accreditation (CEAA). We aim to establish and maintain a baseline of standards for enterprise architecture educational programs. The mission of the Council is to provide the foundation of excellence in the Enterprise Architecture profession by setting standards for education and accrediting academic programs that meet those standards.

Standards for accrediting enterprise architecture programs are formulated by the CEAA. Members may be enterprise architecture educators or practitioners, representatives of the public served by enterprise architects, other educators, and others deemed appropriate to the development of acceptable standards for reviewing enterprise architecture educational programs.  A balance of interests is maintained in the composition of the CEAA.

The professional standards set forth by the CEAA are used to evaluate enterprise architecture programs that prepare students for practice and position them for future professional growth. CAEAP is firmly committed to setting high standards for enterprise architecture education, challenging others to meet and exceed those standards and seeking ways to continuously elevate and evolve the standards, thus significantly contributing to the advanced professionalism of enterprise architecture.


As a starting point, we propose a draft accreditation model:

Curriculum Structure:

The curriculum is structured to facilitate and advance student learning.

Professional Value:

The program leads students to develop the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness.


Students have a foundation in the fundamentals of art and science of architecture design, theories of enterprise architecture, human behavior, and discipline-related history.


Students understand and apply the knowledge, skills, abilities, processes, and theories of enterprise architecture.

Business and Professional Practice:

Students have a foundation in business and professional practice


Students communicate effectively.


Faculty members and other instructional personnel are qualified and adequate in number to implement program objectives.


Program facilities and resources provide an environment to stimulate thought, motivate students, and promote the exchange of ideas.


The administration of the program is clearly defined, provides appropriate program leadership, and supports the program.   The program demonstrates accountability to the public through its published documents.


Systematic and comprehensive assessment methods contribute to the program’s ongoing development and improvement.