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IECA Membership Applications

Before sending in your application, please review the qualifications, and then click on the appropriate membership category below to apply:

Professional Member Application Checklist

The following items are required to complete your application for review.
Documents may be uploaded to the application form or emailed to [email protected].

  • A current resumé of professional experiences.

  • A list of the institutions that you have visited and assessed during the past five years.

  • Contact information for three professional references.

  • Payment of $100 (credit card or check), as a non-refundable application fee.

In addition, please make arrangements to submit the following:

  • An official transcript of your highest completed degree, to be submitted directly to IECA from the institution.

  • If you have completed a certificate from the University of California College Counseling Certificate Program such as UCLA Extension, among others, or the UC Irvine Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program, please provide an official transcript or official copy of the certificate. (Completion of a certificate is not a requirement for IECA membership.)

Please have official transcripts sent to the IECA national office:
Independent Educational Consultants Association
Attn: Membership
3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030

Electronic "eTranscripts" are also acceptable, and should be sent directly to [email protected]

If you are a current associate member of IECA who is now applying for professional membership, your transcripts may already be on file in the IECA office. Contact the IECA membership department to confirm before ordering your transcripts:  [email protected]

We welcome all qualified independent educational consultant applicants and want to make the process as smooth as possible. Let us know how we can help. Contact the IECA Membership department:  [email protected]


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

1) Membership in IECA is granted to an individual professional and not in the name of the firms, partnership, or corporation. IECA members are responsible for assuring that business letterhead and brochures clearly identify the IECA member and do not imply that other partners, associates, or employees are members.

2) A candidate's eligibility is neither determined nor conditioned by race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical capabilities or handicaps, age, gender, sexual preference, or marital status.

3) In order to maintain the confidentiality of our membership files, as well as to encourage persons submitting letters of reference on behalf of potential members to be candid and honest in their evaluation of the applicant, all information, including letters of reference which are submitted to IECA shall be confidential and shall become the property of IECA, and shall not be returned or made available to the applicant, under any circumstances, after it is submitted.

4) Applications are expected to reflect, in presentation and content, the high professional and ethical standards of IECA.

5) The membership committee reserves the right to interview the applicant and/or to contact any individual or institution regarding an application, and will defer or reject those applications that contain inappropriate references, that suggest a breach of ethics, or that lack sufficient data on which the committee can make a determination.

6) Upon acceptance: a letter of acceptance, a statement of pro-rated dues and fees, and the Principles of Good Practice will be sent to the applicant. Membership in the Association becomes effective upon receipt of dues and fees following the successful completion of the application process.

Associate Member Application Checklist

Please review this checklist before starting your application. You will need to upload or send the following items:
• A current, typed resumé of professional experiences.
• An official transcript of college work according to the guidelines listed on the application form.
• If available, a copy of any current marketing, promotional, or
professional materials currently in use that explain your services
to potential clients.
• Payment of $100, (credit card or check), as a non-refundable
application fee to be applied towards first year dues of $300.
• List one reference according to guidelines stated on application
form.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
1) Membership in IECA is granted to an individual professional and not in the name of the firms, partnership, or corporation. IECA members are responsible for assuring that business letterhead and brochures clearly identify the IECA member and do not imply that other partners, associates, or employees are members.

2) A candidate's eligibility is neither determined nor conditioned by race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical capabilities or handicaps, age, gender, sexual preference, or marital status.

3) In order to maintain the confidentiality of our membership files, as well as to encourage persons submitting letters of reference on behalf of potential members to be candid and honest in their evaluation of the applicant, all information, including letters of reference which are submitted to IECA shall be confidential and shall become the property of IECA, and shall not be returned or made available to the applicant, under any circumstances, after it is submitted.

4) Applications are expected to reflect, in presentation and content, the high professional standards of IECA.

5) The membership committee reserves the right to interview the applicant and/or to contact any individual or institution regarding an application, and will defer or reject those applications that contain inappropriate references, that suggest a breach of ethics, or that lack sufficient data on which the committee can make a determination.

6) Upon acceptance: a letter of acceptance, an invoice for your first year of dues and the Principles of Good Practice will be sent to the applicant. Membership in the Association becomes effective upon receipt of dues and fees following the successful completion of the application process.

Student Member Application Checklist

Please review this checklist before starting your application. You will need to upload or send the following items:
• Current resumé
• Proof of current course enrollment (invoice, recent transcripts, or a current grade report is acceptable) including enrollment or completion of a minimum of two total courses.
• Payment of $95 (credit or check) as a non-refundable application fee to be applied towards first year dues, upon acceptance. Dues are $95 annually for subsequent years.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
1) A candidate’s eligibility is neither determined nor conditioned by race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical capabilities or handicaps, age, gender, sexual preference or marital status.

2) In order to maintain the confidentiality of our membership files, as well as to encourage persons submitting letters of reference on behalf of potential members to be candid and honest in their evaluation of the applicant, all information, including letters of reference which are submitted to IECA, shall be confidential and shall become the property of IECA, and shall not be returned or made available to the applicant, under any circumstances, after it is submitted.

3) The membership committee reserves the right to interview the applicant and/or to contact any individual or institution regarding an application, and will defer or reject those applications that contain inappropriate references, that suggest a breach of ethics, or that lack sufficient data on which the committee can make a determination.

4) Upon acceptance, a letter of acceptance and the Principles of Good Practice will be sent to the applicant. Student membership in the Association becomes effective upon receipt of dues and the successful completion of the application process.