About - What We Do

The California Escrow Association is a statewide organization for professional escrow practitioners. It is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in escrow through continuing education of escrow personnel.

Founded in 1924 in Los Angeles as a local group, CEA became a statewide association in 1956.

CEA offers the only statewide program for professional designation of escrow officers based on comprehensive examination. The designations include:

Click any of the below designation types to learn more.

CEA works with community colleges throughout the state to develop a CEA-approved curriculum leading to a certificate in Escrow.