About ICEF Academy

Proudly providing training and certification for over a decade

Our mission Raising professional standards in international education

ICEF has been at the forefront of the international education sector, enabling connections between study abroad counsellors and educators for three decades. Our certified courses and accreditations support our global community of counsellors, and we are proud that today, ICEF certified education agents can be found in every corner of the globe.

Driven to support quality and professional standards in international student recruitment practices, ICEF created the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) in 2010.  Since then, it has developed a Chinese language customised version of the IATC as well as a range of courses focused on popular study destinations, including Canada, the USA, Ireland, and France.

In 2022 ICEF acquired the digital platform PIER from Australia-based International Education Services (IES). The acquisition brought with it the Education Agent Training Course (EATC) – developed in collaboration with Australian Education International (AEI) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The newly updated course joins ICEF’s foundation suite of agent training, adding Australia to the destination portfolio.

We firmly believe in the transformational benefit to individuals, communities and greater society, that directly results from international education. With this greater purpose in mind, ICEF Academy provides sector-leading professional training and development for those wishing to build expert knowledge of the global education landscape. Already completed a course? Navigate to our Exam Booking page to choose a corresponding exam.

  • 9 Courses
  • 18,000+ Certified counsellors
  • 120+ Countries

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ICEF-trained professionals raise the standard within our sector, leading to better outcomes for counsellors, institutions and students.


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