The California Educational Technology Professionals Association is a non-profit membership organization, comprised of Educational Technology Professionals (technologists) who support schools in California and outlying areas.  Founded in 1960,  the association has dedicated more than 50 years of service toward activities that aim to improve the public education system with a strong emphasis on Administrative Information Processing within the State of California. The organization fosters a spirit of innovation and professional development in its membership and strives to better the public education system with ongoing support to members and meet the technological needs of the Instructional Program.

CETPA membership is primarily composed of Information Technology (IT) Support Professionals and Administrative Officials who work in California public schools, which includes but is not limited to the following position titles: Chief Technology Officers, Directors of Technology, Network Managers, Network Engineers, Technicians, Superintendents, Chief Business Officials, Teachers, Administrators, and other instructional support professionals.

As a member, CETPA offers professional development, a mentor program and networking opportunities through a variety of events, regional groups, participation at the annual conference, publications, partnerships, a lively online community, and other resources.  Our members pride themselves on keeping each other informed with best practices, learned lessons, and relevant resources.