Grow your expertise with ICEF Academy

Join over 127,000 learners worldwide and gain expert insight into international student recruitment for your professional development.

New Course New Zealand Education Agent Course

Learn how to navigate New Zealand's distinct education landscape as an agent or a counsellor and expand your recruitment efforts to this exciting destination.

Course spotlight Ireland Education Agent Course (IEAC)

Harness the increasing demand for education in Ireland by understanding how to work with stakeholders and institutions in this study destination.

Welcome to ICEF Academy!

ICEF Academy is an e-learning platform for specialised training and professional development in the field of international education.

Understanding the global education landscape and the markets you are recruiting for leads to better outcomes – for counsellors, education agents, educators, administrators and, most importantly, for students.

Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out in international education, our courses and certifications will help you excel in our dynamic industry.

Your gateway to drive excellence in international student recruitment

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the international education industry.

  • Become an expert in education systems across key student recruitment destinations.

  • Learn how to develop and nurture strategic partnerships.

  • Collectively raise industry standards with a global network of like-minded professionals.

  • 19,000+ Certified graduates
  • 130+ Countries
  • 11 Courses
Who is this for?


Our courses for institutional faculty and administrators will help you work more effectively with agents and become a trusted bridge between aspiring students and world-class educational opportunities.


Our courses for agents and counsellors will enable you to work more effectively with education providers and navigate the complexities of student recruitment, helping you to match students with the right global institutions and programmes.

About ICEF Academy The seeds of ICEF Academy were planted in 2010, with the ICEF Agent Training Course.

Since then, ICEF’s training portfolio has continued to grow with the needs of the industry. In 2022, ICEF acquired Australia’s largest agent training platform, PIER, and its suite of resources and tools, including the Education Agent Training Course (EATC) and PIER Apps.

At ICEF Academy, our goal is to support international education professionals, help them learn more about the business of student recruitment and collectively raise standards across the sector. Our resources, courses and industry-recognised certifications are designed to set you up for success.

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