Creative Arts Certification


CELA offers four Creative Arts Certification Programs:

  • Intermodal Creative Arts Facilitator (ICAF)
  • Intermodal Creative Arts Therapist (ICAT)
  • Intermodal Creative Arts Educator (ICAE)
  • Expressive Writing Facilitator Certified (EWF-C)



Prepares candidates to facilitate individual and group sessions using intermodal creative arts approaches. This certification is appropriate for educators, artists, consultants, and other professionals who would like to expand their knowledge and use of the creative arts in their work and deepen their understanding of the healing and therapeutic potential of the creative arts. ICAF program requirements



Prepares candidates to facilitate individual and group intermodal Creative Arts Therapy sessions. Requires candidates to have independent licensure, (for example, LICSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist, Nurse, MD, MFT,) prior to admission into the program. ICAT program requirements


Choose from two optional concentrations:



Prepares candidates from many different backgrounds to use a a variety of creative arts intermodally in their education, facilitation, and/or consultation work. This certification program builds fluency in the creative arts through studio arts experiences and processes, which are the foundation of an arts-infused and arts-based practice. ICAE program requirements



Prepares candidates with experience or an interest in writing, expressive writing, and language arts to facilitate language arts-based workshops and more! Explore how language—both written and sung—can be used to enhance lives. EWF-C program requirements



CELA’s ICAF, ICAT, and ICAE Certification Programs meet the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) supervision and training from an Expressive Arts Institute requirement for the Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator (REACE) credential and the Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) credential.



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