AICE is proud to partner with each of the following organizations in the international education community.

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers – AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services. AACRAO represents institutions in every part of the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.

The association promotes the well-being and advancement of professionals in the higher education community by engaging members in the collaborative pursuit of excellence in admissions, registration, and enrollment services. The association provides relevant programs, professional development tools, and information resources necessary to chart the course for professional success.

American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)

American International Recruitment Council – AIRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as a Standards Development Organization (SDO). AIRC was founded in 2008 by senior U.S. education leaders to safeguard the interests of both international students and enrolling institutions through the promotion of ethical, standards-based international recruitment strategies. It is the only professional education membership association focused solely on issues relating to international student recruitment and the only provider of independent certification of recruitment agencies based on a rigorous accreditation model. AIRC’s members work together to establish quality standards for international student placement in the United States.

Groningen Declaration

The Groningen Declaration Network seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem at its Annual Meeting. AICE is a proud signatory of the Groningen Declaration Network supporting the digital mobility of academic documents. Click here.


Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council – PESC was established in 1997 at The National Center for Higher Education. PESC operates as an international 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association headquartered in Washington, DC of: Data, Software, Technology Service Providers & Vendors; Schools, Districts, Colleges & Universities; College, University & State/Provincial Systems; Local, State/Provincial & Federal Government Offices; and Professional, Commercial & Non-Profit Organizations. PESC is an open standards-development and open standards-setting body (governed by a voluntary consensus model), independently funded by data summits, membership dues and sponsorships, enabling PESC to provide and maintain PESC-approved standards and technical information free and without charge.


AICE may enter into partnerships with nonprofit or for-profit entities to complement the commitment to quality and standards in the credential evaluation profession.

Definition of Partnership

For purposes of this policy, a partnership refers to any agreement between AICE and another entity under which AICE and one or more partners share responsibilities of mutual undertakings. Exempted from this definition are collaborative activities with other organizations in connection with fiduciary relationships with individual AICE Endorsed Members.

Identification of Partnership Opportunities

It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to identify partnership opportunities for AICE that will assist the Association in accomplishing its mission more effectively. The Board of Directors shall report to the AICE Endorsed Members from time to time on its efforts to identify partnership opportunities.

Evaluation of Partnership Opportunities

AICE shall enter into a partnership only if the partnership relates directly to the interest of the membership, advances the professions represented by the Association, or furthers the organization’s mission in a way that the Association could not accomplish on its own.

Authority of Approving Partnerships

The AICE Endorsed Members shall have final authority by majority vote to approve all partnership agreements.

Mandatory Terms in Partnership Agreements

AICE will enter into a partnership only if the binding partnership documents

  • Permit use of AICE’s name and logo only by parties to the agreement and only in connection with the specific activities of the partnership
  • Indemnify the Association for losses arising out of actions by the partner organization
  • Contain explicit termination clauses
  • Indicate the degree to which the partnership is an exclusive agreement.