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Our primary business is preparing foreign education credential evaluation reports. A credential evaluation compares academic and professional degrees earned in one country to academic and professional degrees earned in another. Colleges, universities, employers, licensing boards, and governments use these academic assessments to evaluate foreign education as part of the admission, hiring, or licensure process. We pride ourselves on the quality, thoroughness, and integrity of our educational credential evaluations.

We also provide support and training to educational institutions and other businesses that perform their own credential evaluation.

Since 1980 ECE has served the educational credential community through…

  • Educational credential reports that are unsurpassed in quality
  • Resources, such as the ECE® Connection and ECE® e-Learning webinar trainings, to share our knowledge with others in the field
  • Participation in trade organizations and support of industry initiatives

Through ECE® Aid, our charitable initiative, we’re able to provide free evaluation reports to vulnerable and displaced individuals.    

Our Mission

To promote the betterment of individuals’ lives and society by ensuring that educational qualifications are fairly and accurately recognized across borders.


2022 ECE Memberships and Associations


American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)

ECE is an Associated Member with AIRC, an organization that promotes ethical recruitment and offers an agent certification program. ECE® representatives are frequent presenters at the yearly AIRC conference. ECE is a 2021 Diamond Sponsor of AIRC. 

AIEA Association of International Education Administrators

AIEA unites international education leaders and their colleagues around the globe to encourage discourse, to promote global education, and to manage higher international education.  ECE® professional staff have contributed to AIEA annual conferences by presenting on applied comparative education issues. 


Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC)

As a Corporate Member of ARUCC, we assist ARUCC and its members with their aim to promote an awareness of the admission and transfer policies, systems and reporting, and transcription practices amongst post-secondary educational institutions. 

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Our Human Resources staff, who benefit from their professional membership with ATD, contribute to the organizations’ leadership and resources. 

Council of International Schools (CIS)

As a Supporting Member of CIS, the services of ECE compliment and assist those who are a part of the community of higher educational institutions. Our evaluation staff presents at the annual CIS Forum. 

European Association for International Education (EAIE) 

EAIE is a European-based non-profit organization that serves individuals involved in the internationalization of their institutions. The professional staff at ECE are frequent conference presenters and workshop organizers, committee members, and official trainers. 

Groningen Declaration Network (GDN)

We are a proud signer of the Groningen Declaration, one of the world’s leading voices advocating for academic data portability. ECE® President, Margit Schatzman, serves on the GDN Board of Directors.  

Institute of International Education (IIE)

As a champion of international academic exchange, IIE provides its members with a wealth of research data, which enhances the role of ECE in supporting access to student mobility across borders. 

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Members of NACES® are independent, nongovernmental organizations that provide credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all their education outside the United States.  ECE is a Charter Member since the association’s founding in 1987. The professional staff at ECE have held various offices within the NACES® Board of Directors as well as multiple committee assignments to assist with the association’s vision and mission.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

As a non-profit, member-led organization, NAFSA is dedicated to the advancement of international education and exchange. ECE is a Global Associate Partner of NAFSA, and our professional staff has served as network leaders, committee members, Training Corps members, and contributors to NAFSA publications and resources.   Our ECE® Senior Director of Marketing, Leigh Lane Peine, currently serves on the Leadership Development Committee. 

National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP)

NAGAP focuses on Graduate Enrollment Management and promotes collaboration with its members through education and professional development. The professional evaluation staff at ECE (Associate Member) regularly presents at its annual Graduate Enrollment Summit.  

Postsecondary Electronics Standards Council (PESC)

GEO Code, an initiative of PESC, is a free directory of identifying codes for institutions worldwide. ECE led this initiative by developing the web application used to administer and distribute Geo Code Data, as well as hosting its open web application. 

Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO)

SACRAO is a non-profit association that unites various state organizations of admissions officers and registrars to promote best practices and high standards within the industry. 


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 

Our Human Resources staff, who benefit from their professional memberships with SHRM, contribute to the organizations’ leadership and resources. 

The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP)

TAICEP is the only international professional association that supports and serves the profession of international credential evaluation. Members of our experienced evaluation staff were instrumental in the foundation of this non-profit organization, and they continue to serve in leadership, committee, and training roles. Our ECE® President, Margit Schatzman has served as President of this organization. 

Unlocking the Promise of International Education®

  • Timely educational assessment reports
  • Superior customer service
  • Expert training

"I am from Barbados and I've recently used ECE to evaluate my associate degree and bachelors. They were very professional. I like the fact that you are able to view a sample report online so you have a basic idea of what your report would look like. The best part is that each time they receive a required document they sent an email letting me know what they had so far and what was still needed. Also the report was done in a very timely manner. I like the fact that everything could be done electronically.
I would give them a 10 if I could."

Lisa B. (Yelp Review)

"They replied right away to my questions and helped me a lot with my documents. They had an online tracker to see the processing timeline. I received all my documents back in a timely manner. Very satisfied with this company."

Ana A. (Facebook Review)

"ECE evaluation helped me become an international student , and even my degree became accepted in many international firms , which where I am working now because of this evaluation."

Hady N.

"I am very happy with the services of this place. Everything went smoothly. They did a great job evaluating my transcripts in a week. On three occasions I sent them messages with questions which they answered asap. They seem to be very experienced in what they do. Their prices are very reasonable too."

Roshy P. (Yelp Review)