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When I attended IECA's Summer Training Institute, I was ready to start my business. Besides my own two sons, I had one client. That was the summer of 2015. I am happy to say that a year and a half later, I have 33 full-time clients (ranging from freshmen to seniors). My business is growing literally everyday and I owe most of it to you and your amazing association. I can't thank you enough for all you have done. I am excited to apply for my professional membership very soon.

—Rebekah Elmore, IECA Associate (MA)

“I found a group of caring, supportive, inspired professionals and gained a wide network of people all interested in helping students become their best. Aided by the informative sessions and materials provided at the conference, I developed my social media presence and was able to quickly improve my level of service to students and families."

—Kelly Linehan (New York,) STI Attendee, Associate Member IECA

“The generosity and dedication of the faculty this week has been extraordinary. An incredibly well organized and prepared conference presented by leaders in the field willing to share their experience so candidly is exceptionally uncommon”

—Grant Oyston (Toronto), STI Attendee

How to Become an Independent Educational Consultant

The IECA Summer Training Institute for Independent Educational Consulting
This four-day institute is designed for newer educational consultants who want to learn more about managing and promoting a business, working effectively with students and families, building a knowledge of the wide range of options available to students, and establishing a professional, competent, and ethical practice.

IECA 2017 Summer Training Institute
Swarthmore College near Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday morning, August 5
STI offers training for those interested in college, traditional K-12 boarding/day schools, and/or therapeutic/at-risk consulting.

$1,625 for non-members and IECA Student members
$1,475 for IECA Professional & Associate members
This fee includes all materials, housing from Tuesday night through Saturday morning in our air-conditioned campus residence hall (all participants have single rooms), and all meals and refreshment breaks from Tuesday dinner through Saturday breakfast, with the exception of Thursday dinner. While 90% of attendees usually stay in our campus residence halls, those who prefer to stay elsewhere may deduct $125 from their registration fee.

The institute and housing do fill up, so plan to apply early. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 703-591-4850.