About IECA

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) is a not-for-profit, international professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants.

Chartered in 1976, the association’s headquarters is located in the Washington, DC area. IECA sponsors professional training institutes, workshopsconferences, and webinars, publishes a directory of qualified independent educational consultants, offers information to students and their families regarding school selection issues, and works to ensure that those in the profession adhere to the highest ethical and business standards.

IECA’s Board of Directors created these “We Believe
statements to describe the key beliefs that guide the association.

IECA Mission Statement
To promote the highest quality independent educational consulting to students and families seeking skilled, ethical, academic or therapeutic guidance; to enhance professional development; and to foster career satisfaction among members.

Association Goals
• Support members across their professional lifetime.
• Educate members in order to foster high-quality academic and therapeutic advisory services.
• Advocate for members and the students and families with whom they work.
• Maximize organizational effectiveness.

IECA Core Values
Our Core Values are the foundation of the association. They continually guide our decision-making as well as our interactions with our clients and with each other.

IECA Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
IECA believes in the pursuit of an inclusive, affordable educational system that provides equal access and equitable outcomes for all students and, ultimately, improves society for all. To this end, the association and its members share a responsibility to develop and support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that is welcoming to all individuals, regardless of age, citizenship status, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, learning differences, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. IECA is committed to fulfilling this responsibility in all aspects of the organization and as a leader in the greater independent educational consulting profession.

IECA Foundation
IECA was instrumental in establishing the Independent Educational Consultants Association Foundation. The IECA Foundation supports projects that will benefit those involved in the process of making educational choices, including students, families, educational consultants, and other professionals.

IECA Leadership

The IECA Board of Directors is charged with setting the strategic and programming goals that will maintain IECA’s role as a leading voice for children, families, and ethical conduct in the search and application process for schools, colleges, and other programs.  

IECA Staff

IECA’s professional staff support members with their expertise in communications, education, training, and business to help them achieve success.