About us

European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning (ECICEL) is an international professional association governed by Council and officers. It was established in 2010 to enhance professionalism in the industry including maintaining the standards of the education system and promoting the best practice of modern administrative science in pedagogy. Our community has about 87 active members across the globe. These are universities, colleges and private institutions.

ECICEL essentially provides quality assurance services to colleges, schools, training organizations, and universities worldwide. With over 13 years of experience, ECICEL offers a unique insight into the online global education market.

After an agreement by the Council in 2013, accreditation procedures were revised in order to standardise its criteria while referencing to understood benchmarks. ECICEL Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary are elected every year. The Council appoints the accreditation panel. Panel members are appropriately qualified with experience, independence and expertise in the distance learning industry.

In 2022, ECICEL opened a new chapter in its history by becoming part of the certification association family, offering new opportunities to provide ISO certification services for standards ISO 9001 and 21001 to our members.

We have now witnessed tremendous growth in the international student migration market. Additionally, the number of institutions seeking international students has significantly grown. There’s a need for a robust and transparent approach towards ensuring that colleges only recruit appropriately qualified students. At the same time, colleges should also be qualified to provide the best possible experience, allowing students to achieve their fullest academic potential.

Our Philosophy

SUCCESS THROUGH QUALITY. The challenges of the XXI century to the modern education system require new approaches to teaching and learning. Nowadays in the context of a globalized society, well-defined education policies and effective school management are prerequisites for the social, economic, and cultural development of the countries. In this sense, quality in educational organizations plays a significant role and is a key factor in the effective functioning of organizations.

The modern approach to the quality management of education at all institutional levels is something that we are not only developing and spreading across the globe but also inspired by. Essentially, our philosophy promotes the best practice of modern administrative science into pedagogy and its application to the education unit, to operate efficiently and achieve the expected goals.