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Need help? If you don't see what you need in these frequently-asked questions, please contact CEC Customer Service Center at or 888-232-7733. Thank you!

  • Membership
    • Does CEC have an insurance program?

      Yes!  CEC offers our members a number of insurance options:

      • $1 Million/$3 Million Professional Liability
      • Professional Liability Protection Plan for Student Teachers (just $25!)
      • $1 Million/$2 Million Private Practice Professional Liability Plan
      • Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
      • Group Term Life & 10-Year-Level Term Life Insurance Plans from New York Life Insurance Company
      • Long Term Care Insurance Evaluation Service
      • Group Disability Income Protection Plan
      • Cancer Protection Plan
      • Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Plan
      • GEICO Auto Insurance

      These plans are offered through Forrest T. Jones and Company, Inc. For more information, visit or call 800-821-7303. Identify yourself as a CEC member to qualify for discounted rates.

    • How can I contact CEC?

      Call CEC' s Customer Service Center toll free at 888-232-7733, TTY 866-915-5000. Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. After hours, please leave your name, daytime phone number and a message, and we'll return your call the next business day. Or, e-mail us at

    • How do I join a special interest division?

      CEC members can join as many divisions as they choose. Log into your membership record, select the division(s) you wish to join, and make your payment. If you have less than 3 months remaining on your membership, the system will prompt you to renew your CEC membership as well, and the division(s) will start when your new membership term begins.

    • How do I know what type of membership to get?

      Visit the Membership Types tab on this page, which describes the membership types and their benefits.

    • How do I upgrade my membership to Premier level?
      Log into your membership record, and change your Membership Type to Premier. It will recalculate your dues total. Your Premier membership will start when your new membership term begins.
    • What are the benefits of being a CEC member?

      CEC knows that special education is a profession that attracts people who are dedicated and committed to the field, who seek continuing education and learning opportunities so they can do the best job possible, and who are willing to stand up and work for change and improvement. To learn more, click the Benefits of Membership tab on this page.