National
    Special Education
    Advocacy Institute

          THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES

                                               
     Board Certified Education Advocate Training (BCEAT™)
                                         FOR ADVOCATES

    National Special Education Advocacy Training
(NSEAT )
                                            FOR PARENTS


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NSEAI’s educational mission is to improve the quality and professionalism in the field of education advocacy, by encouraging the development of highly educated and knowledgeable advocates, that improve the educational and functional outcomes of children with disabilities, through the NSEAI Board Certified  Education Advocate™ program. 

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    WE HAVE A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE!


     THE

 NATIONAL

  SPECIAL

EDUCATION

ADVOCACY

 INSTITUTE

Dedicated to improving the quality of life TODAY 
for individuals and families affected by disabilities.

 The National Special Education Advocacy Institute was established in 2008 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by education advocates and consumers of education advocacy services. The NSEAI’s mission was to develop, promote, and implement a national board certification program for education advocate practitioners and to improve the minimum standards of education for professional education advocates. This was accomplished when NSEAI established the first standardized fund of knowledge content standards, practice standards, and a criteria for their credentialing process to meet accepted standards for a national certification program, best practice standards and ethical standards of the education advocate profession. The National Special Education Advocacy Institute adheres to the national standards for boards that grant professional credentials, as a Board Certified Education Advocate, BCEA.

The NSEAI’s BCEA program is based on the successful Education Advocate Program developed by one of NSEAI’s founders in 2000 thru 2004. It has been updated every year since, it was first presented, in 2008,  as a coordinated series leading to Board Certification. Other established programs do not offer certificants credentialing nor have they assumed the responsibilities of a certifying national professional association, as NSEAI has. The NSEAI looks forward to providing the BCEA curriculum in universities across the country and offering testing through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, in Washington, DC.

The National Special Educational Advocacy Institute  (NSEAI) was founded in collaboration with well trained professional education advocates from varied educational backgrounds, who where distressed to see families get the wrong information from misinformed education advocates, educators and lawyers, about IEP development.  There were no minimum standards for the profession’s core fund of knowledge /education required for the profession of education advocacy, no defined skill sets, and the level of professionalism varied widely in the field, from parent buddies to true professionals. NSEAI expanded their trainings to promote the profession of education advocacy by: 

•     establishing a national standard and formal qualifications for educational advocacy board
      certification
 
•     providing the unique extended cross training and technical skill training required for
      education advocates 
 
•     serving a self regulatory body for the profession of education advocacy  

•     defining the unique specialized set of technical skills that set Education Advocacy apart from
      other professions. and  

•     defining services that are in the public interest of and result in positive outcomes for clients. 

SOME OF OUR MANY NSEAI VOLUNTEER / MEMBERS AT A TRAINING


NSEAI PROVIDES A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM:

National Special Education Advocacy Training Program™ (NSEAT™) is a series of
12 stand alone courses that may be taken individually or as a series.

When combined with examinations and practicum, the Board Certified Education Advocate Training™ (BCEAT™) leads to National Board Certification designation as an Board Certified Education Advocate™, BCEA™


2013-14 - Training

PA CLEs - Continuing Legal Educatation Units
(72 PA CLE Credit Hours) (66S and 6E) (6 PA CLEs per Course)
CLEs are not available via webinar

Act 48 credits from the PA Dept. of Education are offered 6.0 hours per course.
Act 48 credit are not available via webinar.

Academic institutions may accept up to 1.65 quarter credit transfer hours, per course,
or a no-credit / non-certification grade per course.



                   OUR GOAL IS TO PROMOTE AND IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES
                                        ACROSS ALL DOMAINS AND SETTINGS,
                             THROUGH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY.