Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)

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Free to study
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Certified counsellors

The Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) supports professional development for agents specialising in Canada as a study destination.

Originally produced by ICEF and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE), the course is now jointly owned by ICEF, Languages Canada, and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International (CAPS-i), with the support of the CCIE.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

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SYLLABUS

The CCEA provides:

  1. An understanding of why Canada is one of the top study destinations in the world
  2. Study options available in Canada, including examples of flexibility within the higher education system between programmes and institutions
  3. How to apply to study, as well as costs and scholarships
  4. Tips for living and studying in Canada

BENEFITS

Education agents who wish to further their professional development and focus on Canada as a study destination should take the CCEA. As a result of passing the CCEA exam, agents will have their name and company details published on the Canada Course Graduate list and CCIE website.

Agents will also have their name and company details published on the CCG Finder and in the Qualified Education Agents (QEA) app for smartphones, containing the names of more than 10 000 qualified agents worldwide.

Information about our recognition programme and agency screening for ICEF events can be found here:

Agent Quality and Screening
ICEF Agency Recognition Programme

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

  1. New entrants: individuals wishing to enter the international education industry as student counsellors
  2. New student counsellors: the CCEA is an excellent training tool for new staff members at agencies
  3. Practising student counsellors: the CCEA provides up-to-date information about international education principles and processes

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Study for the CCEA is free and is delivered in a self-paced modular format.

The charge for the CCEA test is CA$350. This fee allows for up to three attempts at the final test 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.

Examinations for the CCEA are conducted online, at ICEF events, and at related international education events as advertised. After the test, you will be automatically notified of your result as soon as you have finished. Participants who complete the CCEA assessment successfully will be issued with a certificate, confirming them as a Canada Course Graduate (CCG).

Testing is not mandatory. You can also study the course for your personal enrichment and professional knowledge. There is also no time frame in which you must take the test after completing the online material.

There are no qualifications or specific language requirements for the Canada Course. However, English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0 (or TOEFL PBT 500/TOEFL iBT 61) is advisable for those who have English as a second language.

The designation of Canada Course Graduate (CCG) does not require participation at an ICEF event, nor are the agents vetted or required to provide partner references to complete training and testing.

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