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Get TEFL Certified with CIEE

CIEE has been the leader in international education since 1947. CIEE TEFL's online courses exceed international standards and will prepare you for success teaching English abroad or online.


  • 150-hour TEFL Certificate

    Our flagship course, perfect for anyone looking to become internationally certified to teach English abroad. Course includes: 

    • 150 total training hours 
    • Online coursework for 11 weeks 
    • Cohort of peers 
    • Dedicated course instructor
    • 20 hours of practicum 
    • Meets international qualifications

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  • 60-hour TEFL Certificate

    Our introductory TEFL course, ideal for someone looking to learn what TEFL is about. Course includes: 

    • 60 total training hours 
    • Open enrollment 
    • Self-paced (must be completed in 6 months) 
    • Support from a TEFL instructor
    • Option to enroll in 150-hour course 

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  • 30-hour TEFL Certificate

    Our age specialization course is made for someone looking to refine their skills in teaching young learners, teens, or adults. Course includes:

    • 30 total training hours 
    • Quarterly start dates
    • Online coursework for 3 weeks
    • Support from a TEFL instructor
    • Option to add on to 150-hour course

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  • Academic Quality and Accreditation

    Courses are designed by TEFL experts and accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the US Dept. of Education.

  • Highly Qualified Instructors

    Instruction by TEFL instructor with master’s degrees in TESOL or equivalent qualifications.

  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

    We're here to help you find your ideal job teaching abroad or online.


Learn more about the CIEE TEFL course experience

Hear from CIEE TEFL Alumni

  • "I really loved my experience in the TEFL course provided by CIEE.  The course was easy to navigate, my peers and tutor were helpful and engaging, and I learned a lot."

  • "I learned way more that I though I would. The course moved at a good pace and the instructor gave great feedback and was invested.  I also felt like there were good opportunities to connect with other people in the course.  I highly recommend CIEE for all their programs!!!"

  • "The CIEE program is interactive, informative, and thorough. The teacher is professional and engaging and all the material is targeted and very informational.  CIEE did an outstanding job of preparing me before, during, and after the course."

  • "You not only get to learn but can also meet others who are going through it with you.  It also doesn’t hurt that the certification goes with you on your resume as you move forward.  Would recommend!"


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  • 9.5

    2019 GoAbroad Innovation Award finalist for Innovative TEFL program

  • 9/10

    Rated for high level of support and instruction

  • 4.5

    4.5 out of 5 overall rating and for course content


CIEE TEFL is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority providing objective third-party evaluation of education and training practices.  CIEE TEFL is listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

As an ACCET accredited institution, CIEE TEFL awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  CIEE TEFL graduates receive 1 CEU for every 10 hours of TEFL course contact hours.  For example, graduates of CIEE TEFL’s 150 Hour TEFL course receive 15 CEUs.