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Monday | July 30, 2018 | by Justine D’Souza


When you order a credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES), you have the option of choosing between two packages: basic or ICAP.

Ready to get started? Create an account now and select the WES ICAP package.

What Is ICAP?

ICAP stands for “international credential advantage package.”

When you choose ICAP, your school (or the institution of your choice) will receive a copy of your verified transcripts in addition to your credential evaluation.

WES will also store your documents after your credential evaluation has been completed. In the future, this will make it easier to send verified transcripts to other designated recipients on your behalf.

However, ICAP does not come with any extra or separate reports. You still have to order copies of your credential evaluation as needed.

When you do, you will find that ordering duplicate reports is more affordable through ICAP. You also receive a WES Digital Badge. You can read more about both of these benefits below.

All WES credential evaluation reports that were received after January 1, 2007, can include ICAP.

Why Should You Choose ICAP?

Get the WES Digital Badge: One ICAP advantage is the WES Digital Badge. A digital badge lets you share your verified credentials with anyone in real-time, online.

Upgrade Anytime: Unsure if ICAP is right for you? You have three chances to decide:

  • Choose ICAP during the initial application phase.
  • Upgrade to ICAP during the evaluation process.
  • Order ICAP after the report has been completed (by visiting My Account).

It’s Affordable: In the United States, ICAP costs $45 USD for in-progress evaluations and $80 USD for completed evaluations. In Canada, ICAP costs $35 CAD for in-progress evaluations and $100 CAD for completed evaluations. (If you order an Educational Credential Assessment for Canadian immigration purposes, please note that ICAP is already included in the price of this report.)

What Are the Benefits of WES ICAP?

Less Effort: Some institutions want to see original copies of transcripts and degree certificates. WES will send those institutions copies of the documents directly, in addition to your credential evaluation report, saving you time and effort.

Flexible Options: Ordering ICAP is also a smart choice if you are not yet sure how you will use your credential evaluation. It keeps your options open.

Save Money: Many applicants end up requesting extra copies of their report in the future. In this case, you will actually save money. With ICAP, you can order extra copies later for $30 (USD and CAD). The regular extra copy price is $50 (USD and CAD) per report, so ICAP provides a discount of $20 (USD and CAD).

Related Reading

WES Digital Badges

Tips for Completing Your WES Application

Understanding WES Required Documents

Justine D'Souza

Justine D’Souza is the Social Media and Community Management Associate at World Education Services.