ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.
ICOES reassures users and gives credibility to providers by developing policies which set consistently high standards.
Our inclusive approach strengthens the online education industry and elevates overall quality.
We work collaboratively with teaching organisations to help them reach our requirements and standards.
We support learners by providing information and resources to help them make choices that can assist in reaching their goals and ideals.
Our vision is to create a level of quality and care in the worldwide online education industry that builds absolute trust among learners in the standards of each ICOES accredited body.
We will do this through collaborative, supportive, respectful and ethical engagement with providers, learners and stakeholders.
Openness and transparency
Support and innovation
Respect and dignity
Ethics and reliability
Professionalism and responsibility
ICOES is registered as a Dutch foundation at the Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam. The foundation is a not-for-profit-organisation.
Our purpose is to continually improve and maintain quality assurance in online education and its products.
We do this by establishing, monitoring and developing objective and verifiable standards which online courses and providers must meet in order to qualify as a quality education provider.
Our Advisory Board defines the standards that are set in order for providers to reach accreditation.
Online educational providers that meet these standards are granted ICOES accreditation.
ICOES establishes the academic, ethical, institutional, operational and business standards which need to be met so that an institution is eligible to gain accreditation.
We objectively assess online courses and the institutions that provide them to ensure they meet the educational standards required for ICOES accreditation.
Our policy experts work with teaching institutions to prepare strategies and policies that form a framework for the teaching standards of ICOES.
We outline the changes that need to be put in place for institutions that wish to achieve accreditation standards.
The self-assessment oriented by ICOES will provide the institutions with the confidence to enhance their educational standards, improve their internal and administrative processes and in how to get a more efficient comprehensive outcome.
We streamline and simplify the elements to teaching objectives so students can easily assess course and institution quality.
The work of ICOES increases the profile and trustworthiness of online educators and maintains a high academic standard.