Benefits Of Membership

When you join CEA, you join the growing field of educators who innovate to serve students in non-traditional settings. You get resources and recognition that help you do your job and build your career.

Automatic Dual Membership with the Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE)

When you join CEA your membership gives you acces to COABE at no additional cost. You can look at the full list of added benefits here.

Givitas Community

Another great way to connect with your fellow educators is through our member-only platform called Givitas. You have the ability to reach out to your colleagues to provide support, ask for help, and to further your passion for correctional education.

Legislative Advocacy

We get our strength in our member numbers when we advocate on Capitol Hill for issues important to the field of correctional education.

Free subscription to the Journal of Correctional Education*

JCE is a peer-reviewed journal that presents current research in the field. Each issue delivers articles on best practices, comparative outcomes, and other research to keep members informed about what other educators are doing across the country.

CEA News & Notes

News & Notes is published four times annually to keep members informed about the business of CEA. It also includes important information and registration for the annual conference and other upcoming events members want so they can keep abreast of what is being offered.

Access to the Directory of Correctional Educators

With access to the directory, members can reach out to their peers, state directors of correctional education, and other resources. More than 1,500 industry educators and  experts are included in the DCE.

Regional membership and newsletter

Your CEA membership also connects you to activities in your region and state. You’ll receive the newsletter for your region, and learn about local activities throughout the year.

State or Provincial charter membership

Your CEA membership includes membership in your state or provincial chapter. Each chapter provides additional opportunities for continued education, networking, and collaboration on new projects.

Reduced conference rates**

The CEA Annual Conference is a great occasion to learn, network, teach, and grow in your profession. Your CEA membership gives you discounts on conference registration, as well as member-only access to national, regional, and state events.

Voting privileges**

Voting privileges allow individual members the opportunity to make their voice heard on the CEA Executive Board. They allow members contribute to the direction and representation CEA provides our members by voting on officers for the organization, organization standards, and specific policies to grow and improve the organization.

Members-only access to special insurance (auto, liability, health)**

Through the Trust for Insuring Educators, CEA members can get great rates on auto, health, and liability coverage. Save time and money with one source for all of your insurance needs.

**not included with Corporate or Institution/Library membership**


Join or Renew CEA Membership

  • Individual ($65/year)
  • Lifetime ($1000 – $100 per year for 10 years)
  • Subscription ($65/year)
  • Student/Retiree ($45/year)
  • Library ($110)

For information on Corporate Membership, click here.

Payroll Deduction

If you are interested in participating in a Payroll Deduction Program with CEA, first contact your state payroll office to obtain the requirements, as each state is different. CEA is willing to work with any set of requirements in order to provide this service to you! Call 443-459-3080 for more information.

Member-Get-A-Member Credits

We’ve found that CEA members demonstrate and explain the value of CEA membership better than anyone else and we want to reward your efforts. When you share with your colleagues the educational opportunities, news, networking and resources that CEA membership provides and they become a member, we’ll add a credit to your membership. When you collect five credits in a calendar year, you’ll get your next annual CEA membership for FREE!

For more information on this benefit, please email Kiara Graham or call (443) 459-3080.