For over 30 years ICEF has been vetting student recruitment agencies to ensure that only the best can attend ICEF events. As a result, our organisation has become synonymous with exceptional agency quality.
Leading the way in the advancement of standards in international education, ICEF Agency Status (IAS) is a comprehensive accreditation programme. Our network of over 1500 ICEF agencies in 115 countries is growing exponentially, with thousands of professional agencies worldwide for whom the need to distinguish themselves is greater than ever.
The IAS programme has five core goals:
- Provide a global benchmark of education agency quality
- Set standards for agency onboarding and retention
- Enable students and parents to identify reputable agencies
- Drive professional standards across the industry
- Improve student outcomes
Global benefits of ICEF Agency Status
We’re proud of the global network we’ve grown. All education agencies attending our events sign the ICEF Agency Code of Conduct and undergo thorough screening by ICEF to ensure they meet our strict quality standards. To become accredited and achieve ICEF Agency Status, agencies undergo additional checks, bringing further benefits across the sector: