About Us

AACRAO International Education Services (IES) provides evaluations of academic credentials from all countries of the world. Our extensive network enables us to accurately research any educational credential and produce in-depth reports.

We currently provide evaluations to over 1,500 institutions and organizations and 1,000s of individuals. Our evaluation staff averages more than 23 years of experience in the field of international education, with each evaluator specializing in specific world regions.

Although organizations like the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) exist, credential evaluation services in the United States are independent organizations, operating without any direct governmental authority. We are well known in the industry and widely trusted because we adhere to and set precedents for the “best practices”.


In addition to AACRAO being the premier publisher of references on foreign educational systems since the mid-1950’s with the World Education Series, the Projects for International Education Research (PIER), the AACRAO Country Studies, and the recent web based Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), AACRAO has been evaluating foreign credentials since 1965. From 1965 until 1991, AACRAO was responsible for evaluating foreign education for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of International Training, Academic Advisory Service. In 1991, with the end of USAID’s scholarship program for developing nations, AACRAO created International Education Services to provide evaluations for AACRAO member institutions as well as the general public.