Expressive Writing Facilitator (EWF-C) Certification


General Education Requirement

EWF-C certification requires completion of 7 General Education courses:

  • EW01  Language Arts, Transformation, & Self
  • EW02  Poetry, Healing, & Health
  • EW03  Language Arts: The Sung Word
  • EW04  Memoir & Creative Expression
  • EW05  Expression through Short Story
  • EW06  Writing & Populations: Who you are | Where you are
  • EW07  Documentation for Facilitaton


Arts Area Coursework Requirement

AA005  The Work of the Writer 1


Supervised Facilitation Skills Requirement

EWF-C students are required to complete 10 hours of supervised group expressive writing facilitation and 5 hours of supervised individual expressive writing facilitation as part of the certification program. The facilitation skills requirement allows students to engage first-hand in group and individual expressive writing facilitating experiences while receiving one-on-one supervision.


Students enroll in the online class EW08 Facilitation Skills in order to complete this requirement.


Capstone Project

All EWF-C students are required to complete a capstone project. The capstone project planning begins at the start of your training and the final product is due at the successful conclusion of all required coursework and facilitation skills experiences.


Students are automatically enrolled in the course EW00 Capstone Project (this course is free) when they are accepted into the certification program. EW00 Capstone Project provides full details and instructions for completing the capstone project.


Program Overview

All courses are online and presented in a module format. Each class is one module and each module has several lessons. Students work at their own pace to complete the work of the program.


The Expressive Writing Facilitator Certified (EWF-C) certification program is typically completed within 10-14 months of enrollment.


Transfer Credit

CELA does not accept transfer credit for the EWF-C program. All courses must be completed through CELA.


Course Descriptions


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