IERF's mission is to research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and workforce.
As such, IERF offers country and region-specific training sessions to professionals in international education.
We believe the advantage of our training workshops is that we work with the requesting institution to determine their specific needs. We can then customize a workshop especially for them. Many institutions request a general or introductory course on credentials evaluation, while others request training on the educational systems and academic records of specific countries.
Our most popular training sessions are two-day intensive workshops designed with beginning to intermediate-level admissions officers, counselors, and registrars in mind. These sessions are designed to help develop the resources and skills necessary to evaluate foreign credentials. For example, participants develop a general understanding of foreign educational systems and a step-by-step approach to credentials evaluation. After the workshop, attendees will be able to determine which official records are needed for assessment, the accreditation or recognition status of a school and the level of study represented (e.g., secondary, undergraduate, graduate). Participants will also have the skills to convert units and grades based on the four basic types of credentials (credits-based, hours-based, marks-based and outcome-based credentials).
Please fill out the following information if you would like us to contact you to discuss our training workshops: