International student recruitment to Canada has increased steadily in recent years, and continues to be a first-choice for many students opting to study abroad. The Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) unlocks this popular destination to education counsellors, and supports your development as an expert in the Canadian education market.
Originally produced by ICEF, Languages Canada and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), the course is now jointly owned by ICEF, Languages Canada, and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International (CAPS-i).
Learn the education landscape of one the world’s most popular study destinations, with exclusive content offered in partnership with two of Canada’s key education associations. This comprehensive course equips you with the tools and knowledge to direct students to their ideal study experience in Canada.
An official qualification is available to all candidates who complete the course and pass the CCEA exam. Successful graduates will receive a qualification badge with a unique ID number and a certificate confirming them as a Canada Course Graduate (CCG), with the recognition of being an ICEF-qualified Canada consultant for the international education industry. Graduates are also entered in the Qualified Education Agents (QEA) network, containing the names and company contact details of more than 16,000 qualified agents worldwide. ICEF-trained agents are sought after by education institutions worldwide.
The CCEA exam can be taken online or in person at some ICEF events. You will be notified of your results within 5 working days if taking the exam online. If taken in person results are available immediately upon completion. Successful participants will receive the Canada Course Graduate (CCG) certificate.
There are no specific pre-requisites for taking the CCEA, however minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.0/TOEFL PBT 500/TOEL iBT 61 is advised.
Participation in ICEF events is not required to take the course.
Studying the CCEA is free, and delivered in a modular, self-paced format.
To receive the CCEA certification you will be required to take the final exam (€295). The exam fee includes up to 3 attempts (if required).
Discounts are available for multiple bookings for counsellors within the same agency or to members of educational agency associations that enter into an agreement with CCEA.
The certifications and training programs offered by ICEF have been critically important in the development of our staff, and in strengthening our reputation of quality amongst our peers and customers.Alejandro Gómez Travelearners Estudios en el Exterior, Colombia
The ICEF US Agent Training Course gives a refreshing current view of the US education system and overseas study market trends for professional counsellors.Jing Liu Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co., China
By completing the ICEF Agent Training Course certification, I aimed to enhance my knowledge and skills in this area, thereby increasing my credibility as a recruitment agent.Alice Gibron Temu Top Education Consulting Ltd, Tanzania