What is CERA?

Certified Elections Registration Administrator, is a designation awarded to Election and Voter Registration Administrators in the United States.  It is the profession's highest designation.

Program Overview

CERA was the Nations first professional certification program specifically for election professionals. The program is directed jointly by the Election Center and Auburn University and creates a foundational base of election administration knowledge. Continuing education is required to maintain the CERA certification. 


The curriculum consists of over 30 courses. The 12 core courses required for graduation and are listed below: