Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Canadian education, and learn how to navigate the country's student recruitment landscape.
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ABOUT THE COURSE Unlock Canadian education

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).


Course overview

  • What The CCEA is a modular, self-paced course with practice tests, that you can complete in 6 weeks with 3 hours of study per week.
  • Why Taking the CCEA helps you prepare for the industry-recognised CCEA certification exam.
  • Who This course is ideal for education agents seeking to specialise in Canada as a study abroad destination.

Become a globally recognised expert

  • Prepare Take a comprehensive course and practice tests associated with the exam.
  • Book Purchase the exam and upload your official ID for verification by our team.
  • Get Certified Answer 80% of questions correctly in the exam to earn your certification.


When you take this course you’ll learn all about:

  • The context around Canada's popularity as an international study destination.

  • The Canadian education system and its unique flexible study options.

  • The application process in the country along with costs and scholarship opportunities.

  • Working effectively with Canadian education institutions.

  • Helping students prepare for living and studying in Canada.

Why study the CCEA?

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.

Why take the exam?

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.

Pass the CCEA exam to receive the Canada Course for Education Agents certificate.

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.

Check if you are eligible to take the exam.

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.

Book your exam.

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.

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