Professional Education Program
Information & Forms
and Useful Links for our Students
The Personal Perspective
One of the best indications of a programs success is the way it touches the lives of the people involved. Take a look as our students share their own story and experiences with our certification program. Watch Our Student's Stories here.
An Overview of PEP
The PEP Manual
Do you need to learn more about the Professional Education Program? You can likely find what you are looking for in the Manual here.
Becoming A Graduate
Do you want a brief outline of the requirements and specific steps needed to graduate and receive your CERA, CERV or CEM certification? Take a look here.
Our Certified Graduates
Our CERA, CERV and CEM graduates are one of the single greatest measures of our success in promoting, preserving and improving democracy. Take a look at the people who have answered the nation's need for educated, well-trained professionals serving throughout our country in administering elections and voter registration. Review our list of graduates here.
The PEP Certification Board
Take a look at the people who are planning the future growth of our program and act as the current certifying body for our CERA, CERV and CEM programs. Find out more...
Contacts at a Glance
To verify status of application and/or payments and to obtain general information on graduation ceremony, etc. contact:
Karla Hooter Election Center National Office
21946 Royal Montreal Dr. Suite 100
Katy, TX 77450
What PEP have I already taken?
Need a reminder of all the courses you have completed so far? To verify which PEP courses have been taken visit MY CERA page on our Website.
What PEP course will be offered?
Need to know what courses you can take next? To verify which PEP courses will be offered please visit the Events page on our website.
The Professional Education Program offers both core courses required to achieve an initial certification in our program, and renewal courses offered only to our graduates to renew and maintain their certification status over time. You will find a complete list of all course titles offered here.
Core Course Descriptions
If you would like to learn more about the specific content and nature of the topics covered in the core courses required for achieving certification, please visit our Core Course Descriptions page.
Renewal Course Descriptions
If you would like to learn more about the specific content and nature of the topics covered in the renewal courses offered to our graduates to maintain or renew their certification status, please visit our Renewal Course Descriptions page.
If you would like to learn more about general program requirements, graduation requirements and the conditions needed to renew and maintain certification status, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.