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Instructions for all Programs
  1. Complete the online application for your program
  2. Pay the application fee (non-refundable)

 

A submitted application is not considered complete until the application fee payment has successfully processed and CELA has received all supporting documentation. CELA cannot process incomplete applications. Allow up to 10 business days for payments to process.

 

Submitting Supporting Documentation

Documents can be scanned and uploaded in pdf or jpg formats–this is CELA’s preferred method. Once CELA has been notified that an applicant has documents in pdf or jpg formats to be submitted, we will create a folder for you and will email a link to you that you can use to upload your documents.

 

Do not upload any recommendations or any transcripts as these must be mailed directly to CELA through the regular mail.

 

Hardcopies

There are some situations when hardcopy documents need to be sent through the regular mail. Contact Admissions regarding these special situations in advance. Please make sure to save copies of your submission materials for your records and, whenever possible, send CELA the copies and keep the originals.

 

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ICAF/ICAT CERTIFICATION

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Resume or CV – most recent copy
  • Personal Statement
  • Arts Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 650 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. Personal statements are to be written using Times New Roman font, 12 point, and with standard (1-inch) margins.

 

In the Personal Statement, describe your background, experiences and any training you may have had in counseling, facilitation, expressive or creative arts therapies, working with groups, couples, and individuals. Discuss your experiences and the different populations with whom you have worked. Share why you are interested in Creative Arts Therapy and why you are applying for certification as an Intermodal Creative Arts Facilitator (ICAF) or as an Intermodal Creative Arts Therapist (ICAT). Include information about any certifications, credentials, special awards, or other related information you may have.

 

Arts Statement

The Arts Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 700 words. Arts Statements are to be written using Times New Roman font, 12 point, and with standard (1-inch) margins.

 

In the Arts Statement, describe your background in the creative arts and any training you may have had in the arts. Discuss your primary and two secondary arts area choices for ICAF or ICAT certification and the influence the arts have had on your life and in your work.

 

Transcripts

CELA requires official transcripts in sealed envelopes with an official signature written across the sealed flap to be sent directly from your school(s) to CELA.

 

An official transcript is required for any coursework completed at the college level. If you have not completed coursework at the college level, please include a copy of your high school diploma (or GED) and high school transcript with your application materials. If you have completed your undergraduate degree and/or graduate degree, you do not have to submit your high school transcript and the copy of your high school diploma and only need to submit transcripts from the degree-granting college or university.

 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for prior completion of courses requires the submission of an official transcript from a CELA-approved community college, college, or university with a passing grade of C or higher. Does not apply to all ICAF/ICAT certification course requirements. Official transcripts are required for any course for which you are applying to receive transfer credit. Applicants must complete and submit the online Transfer Credit Notification Form.

 


 

ICAE CERTIFICATION

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Resume or CV – most recent copy
  • Personal Statement
  • Arts Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 650 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. Personal statements are to be written using Times New Roman font, 12 point, and with standard (1-inch) margins.

 

In the Personal Statement, describe your background, experiences and any training you may have had in education and the creative arts, working with groups and individuals. Discuss your experiences. Share why you are interested in the creative arts and why you are applying for certification as an Intermodal Creative Arts Educator (ICAE). Include information about any certifications, credentials, special awards, or other related information you may have.

 

Arts Statement

The Arts Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 700 words. Arts Statements are to be written using Times New Roman font, 12 point, and with standard (1-inch) margins.

 

In the Arts Statement, describe your background in the creative arts and any training you may have had in the arts. Discuss your primary and two secondary arts area choices for ICAE certification and the influence the arts have had on your life and in your work.

 

Transcripts

CELA requires official transcripts in sealed envelopes with an official signature written across the sealed flap to be sent directly from your school(s) to CELA.

 

An official transcript is required for any coursework completed at the college level. If you have not completed coursework at the college level, please include a copy of your high school diploma (or GED) and high school transcript with your application materials. If you have completed your undergraduate degree and/or graduate degree, you do not have to submit your high school transcript and the copy of your high school diploma and only need to submit transcripts from the degree-granting college or university.

 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for prior completion of courses requires the submission of an official transcript from a CELA-approved community college, college, or university with a passing grade of C or higher. Does not apply to all ICAE certification course requirements. Official transcripts are required for any course for which you are applying to receive transfer credit. Applicants must complete and submit the online Transfer Credit Notification Form.

 


 

EXPRESSIVE WRITING FACILITATOR (EWF-C) CERTIFICATE

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Resume or CV – most recent copy
  • Personal Statement
  • Four letters of recommendation

 

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an essay, minimum 500 words maximum 700 words, written using Times New Roman font, 12 point, and with standard (1-inch) margins.

 

In the Personal Statement, describe your background, experiences and any training you may have had in writing, creative writing, facilitating writing groups and/or supporting individual writers. Discuss your experiences. Share why you are interested in facilitating expressive writing experiences with individuals and groups, and why you are applying for certification as an Expressive Writing FAcilitator (EWF-C). Include information about any certifications, credentials, special awards, or other related information you may have.

 

Transfer Credit

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

 


 

ALTERNATIVE & HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE CERTIFICATE

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Resume or CV – most recent copy
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an essay, minimum 400 words and maximum 500 words. Share with us why you are interested in the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program and how it fits with your life, work, and career goals.

 

Transfer Credit

CELA does not accept transfer credit for the Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate Program. All courses must be completed through CELA.

 


 

CELACare ECO-HEALTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Resume or CV – most recent copy
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an essay, minimum 400 words and maximum 500 words. Share with us why you are interested in the CELACare Eco-Health Programs, specify which program you are interested in, and how it fits with your life, work, and career goals.

 

 

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