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Benefits of WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP)

Thursday | January 12, 2023 | by WES Advisor


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

It can be helpful to know the difference before you begin your application for a WES credential evaluation. This post will explain how ICAP can save you time, effort, and money.

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

Why You Should Choose ICAP  

There are several benefits to choosing ICAP when you order a credential evaluation from WES.  

More Flexibility: Ordering ICAP is a smart choice if you are not yet sure how you will use your credential evaluation. By choosing ICAP, we will evaluate your credentials and securely store your transcripts and your evaluation report after your evaluation is complete. ICAP makes it easy to send your report to future recipients as needed. Still unsure if ICAP is right for you? You have three opportunities to decide whether to order or upgrade to ICAP.

  • Choose ICAP during your initial application phase. 
  • Upgrade to ICAP while we are preparing your credential evaluation report. 
  • Order ICAP (go to My Account) after your report has been completed.

Less Effort: Some institutions require original 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. As mentioned above, 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 include any extra or separate reports. You must still order copies of your credential evaluation as needed. When you do, you will find that ordering duplicate reports is more affordable through ICAP. See below for more information on pricing.

Save Money: In the United States, ICAP costs US$49 for in-progress evaluations and US$87 for completed evaluations. In Canada, ICAP costs CA$39 for in-progress evaluations and CA$108 for completed evaluations. (If you order an Educational Credential Assessment for Canadian immigration purposes, please note that ICAP is already included in the price.) Many applicants request extra copies of their reports in the future. In this case, ordering ICAP now will save you money. With ICAP, you can order extra copies later for $33 (US and CA). Without ICAP, the price of is $54 (US and CA) per report, so ICAP provides a discount of $21 (US and CA).

WES Digital Badge: Another exciting ICAP advantage is the WES Digital Badge. A digital badge allows you to showcase your verified credentials on digital channels such as a website, email, or on social media.  

Get Started with WES ICAP

Selecting ICAP when you order a WES credential evaluation allows you to spend more time focusing on your career and education goals in the U.S. or Canada. Let WES be part of your journey. Create your WES account and get started today! 

Note: All WES credential evaluation reports received after January 1, 2007, are eligible for an ICAP upgrade. 

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WES Advisor is an initiative of World Education Services, a non-profit organization with over 45 years of experience in international education. We provide advice and resources for international students and skilled immigrants to help them make informed decisions about education, employment, immigration, and integration opportunities in the U.S. and Canada.