The Association of International Credential Evaluators - Setting the Standard for Credential Evaluation

Industry Background

AICE promotes best practices in international education through collaboration among a variety of stakeholders. AICE Endorsed Members are specifically dedicated to providing high-quality international educational credentials evaluation services to individuals, schools, colleges, universities, professional licensing boards, government agencies, private and public enterprises and any other entities seeking such services.

On December 28, 1973, the U.S. Government announced it was closing its foreign educational credential evaluation service, and the private sector was asked to step forward. It did not, however, nominate, designate or assign any specific group as its replacement.

Several U.S. international education individuals and organizations generously applied themselves in establishing guidelines for applied research and the evaluation of international educational credentials, while at the same time outlining the professional ethics and principles for the profession.

The educational credentials evaluation profession is a self-disciplined profession which, at best, abides by and complies with established guidelines and codes of ethics.

For more information on AICE and Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition and Credential Evaluation Services, please also visit the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc

For information about guidelines on selecting a foreign credentials evaluation service, please visit the NAFSA: Association of International Educators website at http://www.nafsa.org/knowledge_community_network.sec/recruitment_admissions admissions_and_credential/practice_resources_19/a_guide_to_selecting and review the document entitled “A NAFSA Guide to SELECTING A FOREIGN CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE”