Independent Educational Consultants Association | IECA

Independent Educational Consultants Association | 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, workshops and conferences, 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 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.

Ethical Guidelines

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 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.