IERF's mission is to research and share information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and work force.
As such, IERF offers country and region-specific training sessions to institutions.
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).
If you are interested in a training workshop, please e-mail Susan Bedil at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the following in your e-mail:
1. First and Last Name
3. Name of Institution
5. What is the purpose of the training?
6. How many staff members would attend the workshop?
7. What are their varying years of experience?
8. Do you have any specific high volume countries which you would like to have covered?
9. Would you prefer to have the training provided on site/online or would you send your staff to IERF?