2020 WES International Credential Evaluation Workshop

Date: May 11, 2020 — May 12, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Format: Workshop
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Room 1600 (Canfor Policy Room), SFU Harbour Centre
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: $450 for the two-day workshop (Note: purchase of single-day admission is not available for this event.) Lunch is included.


This two-day, hands-on workshop will teach you how to use WES's proven evaluation methods and techniques, and show you the latest tools and resources to evaluate international credentials from Philippines, Nigeria, Vietnam, and India in a systematic and productive manner. Working with authentic credentials, you will hone your evaluation skills and gain insights that will help you streamline your admissions processes and make the most efficient and reliable admissions decisions for your institution. The workshop will be led by seasoned WES experts who will share information and respond to questions based on the most pertinent topics related to credential evaluation. 

This workshop will include:

  • Learning how to obtain appropriate and authentic academic documents
  • Determining the status of the overseas institutions
  • A review and comparison of Canadian and foreign educational systems
  • Hands-on exercises and tips for evaluating credentials from Colombia, India, Mexico, and Vietnam


  • WES instructors are highly experienced international credential evaluators and have a combined 30+ years of experience in the field
  • Training blends instruction of WES methodology with hands-on practical opportunities to enrich learning
  • Customized instruction and materials tailored to the needs of BC’s international education sector
  • All participants get a workbook which includes specific country information education systems, grading scales, accreditation, verification procedures, document requirements, and sample credentials with practical exercises


Aditi Kadakia, Director, Global Education Policy and Development

Aditi Kadakia is the Associate Director of Policy and Development. She directly oversees a team of 11 experienced evaluators who specialize in a variety of education systems. She has been at WES since 2011 and has a broad credential evaluations background. Aditi specializes in the education systems of the Commonwealth countries, including India, and in the application of WES evaluation methodology. She is a lead trainer for both internal staff and external workshops for conferences and education institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Aditi is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Mozambique, 2008–2010) and a graduate of the University of Rochester.

Jessica Magaziner, Senior Knowledge Analyst Manager

Jessica has worked in credential evaluation and international education research at WES since 2012. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in French and Francophone studies and international studies at Pennsylvania State University. She has completed graduate-level study in international peace and conflict resolution at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania and the European Peace University in Austria. At WES, Jessica's primary specialization is French and Francophone systems of education.

Event registration

This is a paid event open only to all BC public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions. To register for this workshop, please complete the registration form by Thursday, April 30th. 

If space is available, this workshop will be open to institutions outside of BC after Thursday, April 23. If you are from an institution in another Canadian province, please email events@bccie.bc.ca to inquire about registration availability prior to completing the registration form.

Cancellation and refund policy

Refunds of event registration fees paid, less a $100.00 CAD administration fee, will be granted until Thursday, April 30  at 4:00 p.m. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to events@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. 

No refunds will be given after Thursday, April 30. However, name changes are allowed provided that they are submitted in writing to events@bccie.bc.ca on or before Monday, May 4.