Welcome, and thank you for visiting IECA's online community. As part of our commitment to being an indispensible resource for our members, the professionals with whom we work, as well as the students and families we serve, we have created a Web site with the resources and tools to help you in this rapidly challenging educational environment.
Our site features information for Independent Educational Consultants (IECs), parents, colleges, schools, and programs:
• Find resources, articles, books, and webinars to find the right educational setting for students and families.
• Learn more about IECA and how to locate an IECA member whose professional preparation meets IECA's high standards.
• Discover news and trends in independent educational consulting.
All of these resources will help you to understand why we feel that IECA is such a great, dynamic and vibrant community.
I invite you to explore and discover all that IECA has to offer.
And to our members and colleagues, I look forward to seeing you at the next IECA conference.
Marilyn Emerson, M.S.W., CEP
IECA Board of Directors
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
, 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
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 has developed a strict set of ethical guidelines that govern the actions of consultants in their relationships with students and families, with schools and colleges, and with colleagues. These guidelines include a responsibility to understand each student's special strengths, values and needs, while striving to include all family members in the educational planning process. An IECA member does not accept any compensation from educational institutions for placement of a child. All IECA members subscribe to these Principles of Good Practice
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.