There are many ways for international education agents to work with ICEF. Alongside attending our events, we also offer training programmes and certification to help agencies signpost their quality to future education partners.
Find out more about the ways you can work with ICEF below.
ICEF QUALITY ASSURANCE
Our industry-leading quality assurance processes are recognised worldwide as an advantage for student recruitment agencies who have been successfully vetted or certified by ICEF. Our screening ensures that we work with only the best study abroad agencies.
Because they know about our reputation for quality, the education institutions we work with are more willing to engage and work productively with screened agencies.
Provide details of any agency association memberships
Submit details of business practices to ICEF for review
Pass a vetting call with one of our team of Agency Relationship Managers
For full details of our agency screening process, please contact our agent team.
ICEF AGENCY STATUS (IAS)
In 2010, we launched a formal recognition programme, acknowledging education agents who have met ICEF’s strict quality standards.
To qualify for ICEF Agency Status (IAS), agencies must have:
Attended a past ICEF Event in good standing
Passed a screening call with their Agency Relationship Manager
Provided four references from reputable education institutions
In recognition of their achievement, and to help education providers find quality partners, these agencies are entitled to identify themselves as an ICEF Agency and to use our logo in their marketing communications.
Student recruitment agencies who have received ICEF Agency Status are evaluated on a regular basis to ensure ongoing compliance with ICEF’s standards, giving educators faith in their ongoing quality.
To start the process of becoming an IAS, please click here.
ICEF CERTIFIED AGENTS
Foreign recruitment agents who wish to demonstrate their expertise in specific study destinations can undergo certification by studying for one of our ICEF Agent Training Courses and successfully completing the course test.
These online education agent training courses provide practical, professional training for agency-based international student recruitment counsellors, building knowledge of the industry, key destinations, fundamental skills and daily operations.
To learn more about ICEF Agent Training, please click here or click on the relevant icon below:
ICEF Agent Training Course
The ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) is designed to support excellence and improved professional standards in international education. The IATC is a practical, professional training course for agency-based student counsellors.
The China Education Agent Course (CEAC) is a professional, online Chinese-language training course offered by ICEF in partnership with BOSSA, a government-supported industry association of member educational agencies. The CEAC is designed to support excellence and professional standards in international education. It is aimed at Chinese agency-based study abroad advisers and student counsellors.
The CCEA course supports professional development for agents specialising in Canada as a study destination. Originally produced by ICEF and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE), the course is now jointly owned by ICEF, Languages Canada, and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International (CAPS-i), with the support of the CCIE.
The US Agent Training Course, created and developed by ICEF, is the first of its kind and supports professional development for agents specialising in the USA as a study destination. Agents who take the USATC will acquire a firm foundation in the benefits and organisation of the US education system. Agents will also gain access to resources that help international students study in the US at the most appropriate institutions and in programmes that best meet their goals.
The Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC), created and developed by ICEF, is the first of its kind and supports professional development for agents specialising in Ireland as a study destination. To ensure that agents have access to the most accurate and current information possible, this course was developed following extensive consultation with institutions and various stakeholders in Ireland, including organisations, associations, and government entities.
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