Progressive Path


How it works:

Our Progressive Path is designed for those who would like a little more time to complete their CEA Black Belt Certification in a more self-paced environment. There will be no physical location attendance needed other than several on-line, instructor-led sessions.

Each course takes about 6 weeks and they are scheduled throughout the year. Some courses have prerequisites, others don't. The majority of each course is self-paced, however there will be 3 days of instructor-led discussion that is scheduled at your convenience during the 6 week period.

Upon successful completion of all five courses, CEA Black Belt Certification is awarded.  

  • EA Concepts and Framework Basics (502C)
    • no prerequisite
  • Framework Models, Views and Implementation (503C)
    • no prerequisite
  • Planning for Architecture Development and Use (504C)
    • no prerequisite
  • Architecture Modeling, Analysis and Integration (505C)
    • EA Concepts and Framework Basics (502C)
    • Framework Models, Views and Implementation (503C)
  • Enterprise Architecture Practicum and Thesis (506C)
    • each of the previous four courses are a prerequiste
Course Delivery:
  • All work is done on-line and in our Virtual University
  • All course materials and assignments are available and performed in our Virtual University
  • Assignments are due weekly
  • There will be three, one hour instructor-led sessions to be scheduled throughout each course
  • Successful completion of each course will be credited to the student as part of full, CEA Black Belt Certification
  • There is no physical location attendance required for this each course. All work is done on-line and in our Virtual University. 
    • Payment can be made by credit card upon check-out.
    • If your employer is paying for the course, please register and select the "Pay Later" option. This will reserve your seat and we will invoice your payment point of contact (POC) that you provide at registration.
      • Government students may use the same process and then submit to us your SF-182 form.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

The FEAC CEA is a competency-based program in which students will learn the foundations of Enterprise Architecture and the value and utility of different frameworks, modeling notations, and techniques.

The focus of the first part of the program is on the mechanics of developing an integrated Enterprise Architecture. The final part takes the knowledge gained and focuses on how to use EA to solve issues faced by the enterprise. 

Additional discussions focus on how to present EA artifacts, manage your program, develop EA services, etc. Students completing the entire twelve-week program achieve designation as a Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA, Black Belt). Black Belt students will work with both DoDAF and FEA Frameworks.

Our programs are spread over five courses. 

Click the button below to see complete course descriptions and syllabi.

Certifications and Rewards:

CEA (Certified Enterprise Architect) designation from our CEA Accrediting Examination Board

FEAC Diploma in electronic or printed format

Certification Verification on the FEAC web site here

CEA badge for use with your business cards and/or email signatures

CEA lapel pin and FEAC™ Institute baseball cap

Ability to join a large network of FEAC™ Alumni who participate in invited forums, conferences and other FEAC™ sponsored events

Course Dates and Registration

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