Mission: To lead, develop, and support educational technologists and organizations to foster student success.

CETPA is an association of Educational Technology Professionals (technologists) within the State of California. Founded in 1960, the major emphasis of the association's activities are directed towards improving Administrative Information Processing in public education within the State of California and to prepare its membership to better meet and support the technological needs of the Instructional Program.

CETPA is a California non-profit corporation, 501(c)6, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Its Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association's Annual Conference.

One of the Association's goals is to promote the integration of instructional and administrative technology in school agencies. The Association also functions as a conduit of information between the California Department of Education and local agencies. The Association disseminates information to its membership by:

  • updates posted on this website;
  • the Association's publication, "The EdTech Journal";
  • discussion lists (listservs) created to support specific topical interest areas;
  • holding Regional Group meetings three or more times a year in various statewide locations;
  • strategic partnerships; and 
  • the annual conference.

By providing pertinent information to its membership in a timely manner, the Association can prepare educational technologists to better meet and support technological demands placed upon them by their respective educational agencies in both the instructional and administrative arenas

We began as the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA) in 1960. To put things into perspective, the last CETPA Annual Conference had over 1,200 attendees, 200 booths and over 800 exhibit staff.

Please contact our office at 916-704-7397 if you have any questions.

Created by the Santa Clara County Office of Education for CETPA (California Educational Technology Professionals Association). Feature Kelly Calhoun, CETPA 2010 President, and a number of CETPA leaders from its history.

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