The Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI) was incorporated in the State of California in 1994, and is a Charter Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), a professional association aimed at recognizing credential evaluation services in the U.S.
ACEI is dedicated to the advancement of international academic exchange and understanding through the dissemination of information on world educational systems, evaluation of international educational credentials and translations of documents.
ACEI works closely with U.S. colleges and universities, Professional State Licensing Boards, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Immigration Division) and the Human Resource Departments of several U.S. corporations with the evaluation and verification of international educational credentials. Our organization is actively involved in the training and professional development of admissions officers at U.S. institutions and examiners at U.S. State Boards, as well as officials at U.S. government agencies in the U.S. on matters concerning world educational systems, credential evaluation, diploma mills, and detecting document fraud.
ACEI personnel bring to these tasks a combined total of eighty years of experience in international education. ACEI's professional team of credential evaluators and counselors are engaged in all aspects of international educational exchange and participate in the activities of major organizations in the field. Their diverse backgrounds, knowledge of international languages, and overseas experiences contribute to the overall success of ACEI.
The ACEI library has a complete set of historical and current reference materials needed for evaluation of international educational credentials. The library includes all the publications cited in the ADSEC Bibliography of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. In addition, ACEI library includes in its archives samples of educational credentials from various institutions abroad, catalogs and prospectus from academic institutions throughout the world, and sample syllabi/ course descriptions, which are periodically updated.
ACEI's team of evaluators have contributed to a series of publications on world educational systems sponsored by AACRAO and NAFSA as well as AICE that are used as sources of reference by other professionals in the industry.
ACEI has also developed and continues to update a proprietary-based International Database of Educational Systems. This Database offers the ACEI evaluating team immediate access to educational systems, credentials and verification of institution status to assure continuous consistency in evaluation reports.