The ACEA is C. Porter Wagner‘s “creative alternative to accreditation” and is under the apostolic covering (or authority) of Leo Lawson. The ACEA has no interest in secular accreditation which they see as a hindrance to their mission.
According to their website:
ACEA is a network of Christian educators and Christian training programs & schools. We exist to provide both credibility through accountabiliy or credibility through association. We do this through developing Christ-honoring relationships, sharing expertise and resources through forums, panel discussions, and plenary lectures by such world renown speakers as Dr. C. Peter Wagner & Dr. Larry Krieder.