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.
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:
Introduction to Election and Voter Registration Systems Administration
Management and Leadership Concepts in Election and Voter Registration Administration
Planning and Budgeting for Elections and Voter Registration
Election and Voter Registration Information Management and Technology
Ethics in Election and Voter Registration Administration
Communications in Elections and Voter Registration Administration
Facilitating Voter Participation
Implementation of New Programs in Election Administration
Enfranchisement, Enhancement & Enforcement - Modern Federal Election Law and Regulation: 1965-Present
Constitutions, Courts and Cases to 1965 - early America to 1965 with focus on State and US Constitutions
History I: Ancients to 1781
History II: 1781 to Modern Era