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Click on the ‘Register’ button in the top right hand corner of the ICEF Academy homepage.
Follow the steps and provide the information requested, and this will generate your new account.
You will receive email confirmation to the email address you have registered with.
When logging into ICEF Academy for the first time:
Any courses you are currently signed up to can be found in your My Account section.
Yes. All clients who originally registered through PIER have been transferred to ICEF Academy.
In most cases you will be required to register for a new account in ICEF Academy using the email address you used to access your PIER account.
This will enable us to connect up your old account information, including your existing account information, courses taken, purchases and any certificates you’ve received.
In some cases, trying to register a new account will trigger a message saying that your registered email already exists. If this is the case you may have an existing MyICEF account and can use this email address and password to log in to ICEF Academy.
If you are having trouble accessing your account please refer to the FAQ ‘I’m an existing user, how do I log in’ or contact us.
If you have forgotten your password, click on ‘Forgot Password’ on the login page. Enter the email you use for ICEF Academy, and we will send you instructions on how to reset your password.
Incorrect login credentials: Please ensure you are using the email address you registered with ICEF Academy and the correct password associated with it. There may be typos or errors in your credentials.
Forgotten password: Click on ‘Forgot Password’, enter your email ID, and we will send instructions to reset your password.
Forgotten email ID: Please contact us with your full name, certificate or badge number (if any), agency name and address (if applicable), or university/institution name (if applicable).
To edit your agency details:
Note: Please contact your agency admin if you don’t have the permissions to edit these details, or contact us.
If you wish to change your email address, please contact us with your full name, certificate or badge number (if any), agency name and address (if applicable), or university/institution name (if applicable). You may be asked to provide further details if so required.
Yes, you can still create an account on ICEF Academy. During the First Login process, please select ‘I will provide my agency details later‘, if you plan to start or join an agency in the future, or ‘I am a private individual‘, should you wish to keep your agency details private, now and in the future.
ICEF Academy currently offers 6 free-to-study courses for education agents and student counsellors. These include the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC), the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA), the Education Agent Training Course (EATC), the US Agent Training Course (USATC), the Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC), and the Advising for Study in France (ASF) course.
ICEF Academy currently offers 1 paid-access course for education providers – the Working With Education Agents Course (WEAC).
To enroll into a free-to-study course:
To buy a paid-access course:
Note: You can pay for a course using your credit card (Stripe), Apple Pay, Google Pay or via Alipay. Please note that currently, payments through other gateways or debit cards are unavailable.
To access a course you have enrolled into:
No, there are no prerequisites to take a course on ICEF Academy. However, since the courses are delivered in English, English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0 (TOEFL iBT 35 minimum) is advisable for candidates with English as a second language.
There is no strict deadline by which you must complete a course. However, we recommend that you aim to complete the course within a reasonable time frame, typically within two months of enrollment. This time frame allows for optimal learning and ensures that you can make the most of the course materials and resources provided.
Yes, you will have lifetime access to a course once you have enrolled to allow you to revisit course materials, review concepts, and practice tests. However, please note that course materials may be periodically updated to reflect the latest industry knowledge and trends.
ICEF Academy currently offers 6 certification exams for education agents and student counsellors: the Advising for Study in France (ASF) exam, the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) exam, the Qualified Education Agent Course (QEAC) exam, the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) exam, the Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC) exam, and the US Agent Training Course (USATC) exam.
Your exam test link is valid for 12 months from the time of booking the exam. You have 3 attempts to pass. We advise that you take the exam as soon as you can.
The certification exams are in multiple choice format.
You have 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete and submit your exam. A timer will display in the top right-hand corner of your screen at all times for the duration of the exam, so that you can keep track of the time.
You have 3 attempts to take and pass a certification exam. If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam after the third attempt, you may purchase the exam again, which will grant you an additional set of three attempts.
You will be able to see your results as soon as you complete the exam. You will also receive an email with your results. If you have passed and exam attempt review is successful, you will receive your certificate and badge via email within 5-7 business days.
No, you do not have to book or register a specific date to take the exam. Once your formal ID is verified, you will receive a link to the exam via your registered email ID. You can click on the provided link and follow the instructions to take the proctored exam whenever you are ready.
To pass the exam, you need to get 80% of the answers correct. Your results will be visible as soon as you complete and submit the exam.
To maintain the integrity of the certification exam, we cannot provide you with questions and answers from your attempt. However, should you fail the exam, we will send you an email with feedback on which sections you can revise before you retake the exam.
If you fail your certification exam and have one or two attempts remaining, you will automatically receive a link for your next attempt via email. If you do not have any attempts remaining, you can purchase the exam once again for three more attempts.
You can purchase the updated version of the Education Agent Training Course (EATC) e-book for €35. You will receive a link via email to download the e-book shortly after purchase.
You will receive a link via email to download the EATC e-book shortly after you have purchased it. Alternatively, you can follow the steps below to download the e-book:
To book your exam:
Please ensure you have checked your spam folder for the email with your test link. If you are still unable to find the test link, please contact us with your exam booking invoice, full name, and registered email ID.
After purchasing the exam you will receive a request to upload your government-issued photo ID, along with a link to do so.
You can upload a clear and legible copy of any government-issued photo identification such as your passport, driver’s licence, or identity card, so that we can verify your identity and ensure the accuracy of our records.
To book a certification exam, you can pay for it using your credit card (Stripe), Google Pay, Apple Pay or Alipay. Please note that currently, payments through other gateways or debit cards are unavailable. If you need assistance with other payment options, please contact us.
Currently, we accept payments in Euros (€) only. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
Yes you can. If you wish to book an exam for an additional three attempts within 12 months of your last three attempts, please contact us.
The comma (,) in the amount serves as a decimal separator, following the common convention for Euros (€). Certification exams cost €295 (two hundred ninety-five euros), unless otherwise mentioned.
Please read our Refund Policy to check if you are eligible for a refund. In some cases, you may be eligible only for a partial refund.
Please note that all refunds are subject to an administration fee of €50.00. This will be deducted from the amount that you paid for the certification exam fee or course exam fee.
You will receive your certificate 5-7 business days after you pass your exam.
You can find your certificate under the ‘Certificates’ section of your account. If you are unable to find it, and need a new copy of your certificate, please contact us.
Currently, course completion certificates and badges are only offered for the Working With Education Agent Course (WEAC), a paid-access course that includes a formal test. You will receive a certificate and badge for completing one of our 6 certification exams.
Your certificate and badge represent your expertise and all the hard work you put into earning a certification. Here are a few of the ways you can demonstrate your expertise:
1. You can add your badge and certificate to your website.
2. You can add your badge to your email signature. These are the guidelines for correct badge usage.
3. You can add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
If you do not currently have any certifications on your LinkedIn profile, you will need to click on the ‘Add profile’ section, followed by Licenses & Certifications under the Background section.
If you already have a certification on your profile, you can scroll down to the section and click the plus/add icon.
The following form will appear as a pop-up, please fill it in as follows:
– Name: Qualification name. E.g Qualified Education Agent Counsellor, Canada Course Graduate, etc.
– Issuing Organization: Enter ICEF (this will provide you with a drop-down list that you should select from)
– Click the checkbox for “This credential does not expire”
– Issue Date: The date you see on your Certificate
– Credential ID: Enter the certificate number under your role that you’ve attained
– Credential URL: Enter the URL that was emailed to you