The CEAC Test

All CEAC participants have the option to take the formal CEAC test and earn a professional designation: China ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor (CITAC).

Participants who pass the CEAC formal test will receive a Certificate from both ICEF and BOSSA, certifying them as China ICEF Trained Agent Counsellors (CITAC) and recognizing them internationally as qualified consultants for the international education industry. 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.

In a further recognition of this professional standing, all agencies with CITAC-certified counsellors on staff will be listed on the CITAC Finder, a special web locator map and public listing featured on the ICEF and BOSSA web sites.

The formal test is online and comprises 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes. During the test, candidates will have access to online and offline resources. They will not be tested on individual country information/regulations; only on all the other sections of the CEAC. Candidates may use personal notes or information presented online from the course content during the test, but they will not be allowed to phone anyone or ask other people for assistance.

Testing and assessment sessions take place at Pearson Vue testing centres all around China.

To schedule a testing option, please email ceacbossacnorg to reserve your testing slot.

The charge for the test is 1300 Yuan, which allows you to have 3 attempts. Meaning if you do not pass on your first attempt, you still have 2 more chances to become qualified.

To prepare for the formal test, you can take the CEAC self-assessment test, which can be found on the right-hand side of the CEAC homepage once you have logged in. This self-assessment test is identical in structure to the formal CEAC test. Each question has only one correct answer, and all questions are based on the CEAC content. At the end of the self-assessment, you will receive your result. We encourage only those who pass the self-assessment to attempt the formal test. The pass mark is 80%. Until you have reached a good result on the self-assessment, please keep practising.

You will be automatically notified of your (pass/fail) result as soon as you have finished your test. If you have passed, you will receive your CITAC Certificate and personal CITAC Nr shortly after.

The testing fee must be paid regardless of a pass or fail result. This fee covers three testing attempts.

Once you have registered for the course and test, you have one year in which to sit the formal exam. If you wish to take the formal test and receive the CITAC Designation, please try (and pass) the self-assessment test first.

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