Training for student recruitment agents

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Why take an ICEF Agent Training Course

International student recruitment agencies like yours play a vital role in international education. With changes in immigration rules, course entry standards, and visa requirements occurring around the world, it is now more important than ever to keep abreast of the latest developments in global student mobility. High-quality professional development from ICEF is an excellent way to distinguish your company and show your partners your expertise, helping you stand out from the crowd, build trust, and attract new clients.

Education agencies with counsellors who have completed an ICEF training course tell us that they have successfully raised their profile and become known as leaders within their field.

Types of ICEF Agent Training Courses

We offer two types of training courses for our agent partners:

  • Professional courses. These 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. These are a must-have for any agency wishing to show their understanding of the fundamental principles of international education.
  • Destination courses. These training courses support the professional development of agents wishing to specialise in a major study destination such as Canada, Ireland, or the USA. These courses are indispensable for agencies looking to show their expertise in key study destinations

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.

Register for the IATC course

ICEF China Education Agent Course


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.

Register for the CEAC course

The Canada Course for Education Agents


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.

Register for the CCEA course

ICEF US Agent Training Course


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.

Register for the USATC course

ICEF Irish Education Agents Course


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.

Register for the IEAC course