Chinese Education Agent Course (CEAC)

Welcome to the China Education Agent Course (CEAC), a practical, professional on-line training course in Chinese offered by ICEF in partnership with BOSSA.

The CEAC was designed to support excellence and professional standards in international education and is aimed at Chinese agency based study abroad advisers and student counsellors. It provides them with:

  • An understanding of the overall international education market and the main destination countries for international students
  • The skills and research parameters to analyse destination countries and their education products and processes
  • The functional dynamics of dealing with students, education institutions, and governments.

The course covers three areas:

  • Course Unit A
    The Context of International Education
    Destination countries, education systems, legal requirements, and visas.
  • Course Unit B
    The People in International Education
    Students, education institutions’ personnel, and immigration authorities.
  • Course Unit C
    Promoting International Education
    Working effectively, marketing, and ethics.

The CEAC is delivered online via this website, in a self-paced modular format. For access, please register for the CEAC. Related testing and assessment sessions take place at Pearson Vue testing centres all around China. Participants who complete the CEAC test successfully will receive an ICEF and a BOSSA Certificate, certifying them as Chinese ICEF Trained Agent Counsellors (CITAC) and recognizing them internationally as qualified consultants for the international education industry. Successful candidates will also be displayed on a public web listing featured on the ICEF and BOSSA sites. Further to this, they will receive a certificate from the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) providing national professional recognition in China.

Who can benefit from this course?

  • New entrants: Individuals wishing to enter the international education industry as study abroad advisers (with or without previous experience)
  • New study abroad advisers: The CEAC is an excellent training tool for new staff members at agencies
  • Practising study abroad advisers: The CEAC provides up-to-date information about international education principles and processes.

Note - It is beyond the scope of the CEAC to provide specific information about the institutions, regulations, documents or procedures unique to each destination country. This is a general course to provide a foundation for dealing with all destination countries. The CEAC provides the study abroad adviser with practical training in the general principles and functions common to most destination countries, and provides links to each country for detailed follow-up research and practical application. Important: destination country information wIll not be tested.

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