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The IEAC is specifically for education agents counselling students from other countries wishing to study in Ireland at any level (from elementary to post-graduate) and in any program.

The course is available online and is delivered free of charge. Agents taking it can enjoy its self-paced format; they can study one section at a time and progress through the course as it suits them. Once they feel confident with the course material, they can take the IEAC examination that is available online through the IEAC website, at all ICEF workshops, and when advertised at related international education events. If agents complete the examination successfully, they will be identified by ICEF as an ICG on the ICEF website.

Ireland is an increasingly attractive study destination and is therefore a natural area of focus for many agents. By taking this course, interested agents will acquire comprehensive knowledge of the study options and credentials available in Ireland in all areas of education and will also be able to provide tips about how to best prepare for living and studying in Ireland to their students. Taking and passing the IEAC exam enables agents to demonstrate Ireland knowledge and commitment, to students and parents, as well as to Irish education institutions.

Educational agencies with staff who have passed the IEAC will have their names listed in the Irish Course Graduate section on the ICEF website. This does not mean that they will have authorisation, endorsement, or accreditation by the Irish Government or any Irish based entity or organisation, but it does mean that students and institutions the world over will see which agents have made the commitment to taking the Irish Education Agent Course and have thus acquired the knowledge and guidelines it delivers.

An internet-enabled and connected computer with an up-to-date web browser, Adobe Reader, and a Flash Player programme installed (we recommend using Adobe Flash Player).

Minimum system requirements:

  • 512MB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory
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  • Click here for free Adobe Flash Player download