American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP) credentials full-time, experienced educational consultants and school-based college counselors. Our goal is to recognize those professionals who have achieved the highest level of competence and to raise the standards of the educational counseling profession.
AICEP offers qualified educational planning professionals the opportunity to earn the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP)™. To be awarded this credential, the individual must meet substantial educational and experiential requirements and then pass a rigorous board-certifying assessment. To retain the credential, CEPs must continue to conduct evaluative campus or site visits and participate in specified professional development activities to meet recertification requirements every five years.
The AICEP Commission establishes and monitors the application, examination and recertification requirements to ensure they remain current with changes in the profession.
The CEP designation gives families the assurance they need that they are working with a qualified professional who is committed to maintaining the highest quality of service to clients.