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2016 AIRC Certified and Re-Certified Agencies

What is AIRC Certification?

AIRC™ Certification attests to the quality of a recruiting agency determined by a report and site visit to determine if the agency meets the AIRC Certification Standards.  If an agency becomes Certified, it becomes a member of the AIRC community.

Membership through Certification has many benefits, including:
  • Access to AIRC institutional members through an institutional directory
  • Participation in the AIRC annual conference - the place to network with other AIRC members.
  • Access to professional development training, including US Education, US Visa process and free ICEF USATC Testing
  • Certified agency members can serve on our Board of Directors and committees. 
  • Participation in AIRC events such as exhibiting at the AIRC Conference and in the AIRC Village at the NAFSA Annual Conference

The AIRC™ Certification process follows global practice for quality assurance processes and consists of :
  •     A background check of the agency and its owners to determine
        any financial or ethical irregularities
  •     A vote by the AIRC Certification agency review committee
        to advance applicants to undergo certification
  •     A self study of agency operations based on the AIRC™ Certification
        Standards. (The Standards are also available in Chinese.)
  •     An external review site visit to the main recruiting office of the agency
  •     A Call for Comments from the public on applicant agencies
  •     A review of all records and vote by an independent Certification
        Commission comprised of U.S. institutional members and
        education professionals.

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