We are an online Italian school offering practical, cost-effective solutions, supporting high standards and benefits in distance learning.

ICOTEA was founded in 1998, and it is a qualified Institute in the field of Training, accredited by the Italian MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) under the following decrees:

-          Decree of 23/09/2013 GU n. 242 of 15/10/2013;

-          Decree n. AOODGPER: 6833 of 19/09/2012;

-          Decree n. 474/668 of 31/10/2006;

It is also accredited by the Ministry of Justice with Decree no. 123 of 21/09/2010 and PDG of 11/01/2011 no. 164; by the Ministry of Economic Development prot. N. 0017933 of 30/07/2015; Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport to the conduct of vocational training courses pursuant to Ministerial Decree 198/91 art. 7 co. 2.

ICOTEA Learning Institute offers online qualifications and certificates which can be obtained at the end of a Master, a Degree or a Professional training course as well as refresher courses. These certificates are valid in Italy and abroad for freelancers, public competitions, career advancement, professional credits and school rankings.

Today ICOTEA, at the end of the bachelor’s degree course in Linguistic Mediation, is authorised to issue qualifications which are fully equivalent to university degrees, in accordance with the Ministerial Decree no. 38 of 10/01/2002.

In 2010 the ICOTEA Institute was authorised by the Ministry of Justice to provide online training courses for Civil Mediators/Conciliators.

In 2011 The same Ministry recognised our institute as a mediation and conciliation body (Arbitration chamber of Mediation and Conciliation).

In 2012 The Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) recognized ICOTEA as a certified body for school personnel training.

In 2013 ICOTEA was authorized to administer the Bachelor’s degree in Linguistic Mediation.

In 2014 ICOTEA was accredited by the Ministry of Health as Provider n. 4182 for CME - Continuing Medical Education. Thanks to this accreditation, ICOTEA is authorized to perform distance learning courses for CME, granting professional credits and online qualifications for students who work in the health field (Medical and non-medical, employees or freelancers, people who work in public and private healthcare, social assistants, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, psychologists, nurses and rehabilitation professions, health diagnostic professions, caring professions, care and healthcare assistants, etc.).

In 2015 Prot. n. 0017933, the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) authorised ICOTEA to perform a training course about the Energy Performance Certification of Buildings.

In the same year the National Council of Engineers nominated ICOTEA as DL Provider (Distance Learning) joining online universities all over the world. Therefore, our online training courses are valid for the recognition of professional credits for engineers of any Order.

Again in 2015 ICOTEA obtained a similar authorisation by the National Council of Chemists to perform online learning for the recognition of professional credits for Chemists registered in any Order.

In 2016 ICOTEA received the same kind of authorization for distant learning courses both by the National Council of Labour Consultants and the National Council of the Order of Journalists valid for credit recognition respectively for professionals of the two categories registered in any Order.

On 1 September 2016 ICOTEA was accredited by the Lombardy region as a training body with n. 958.

On 9 September 2016 the National Council of Social Assistants authorized ICOTEA for the organization of training events for Social Assistants. In December 2016, the National Council of Notaries authorised ICOTEA to offer training activities.

In January 2017 The National Council of Chartered Accounts and Accounting Experts authorized ICOTEA to organize training activities on national level for the members of the Chartered Accounts and Accounting Experts Order.

In August 2017 ICOTEA was included on the list of the accredited bodies and online universities in relation to continuous training of statutory auditors.

In October 2017 ICOTEA was authorised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport to perform online learning and training programmes concerning the road haulage for hire or reward-Ministerial Degree 198/91 art 7 paragraph 2.

In August 2018 ICOTEA received the accreditation from the National Council of Agronomists and Chartered Foresters.

From September 2018 with ICOTEA you can sit exams to earn Gatehouse English certifications recognized by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research).

In October 2018 the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) authorised ICOTEA to provide the "post-graduate course in Law and Sportmarketing".

In 2019 ICOTEA was authorised from MEF and Consip to provide its services to public administrations on MEPA.

ICOTEA was accredited by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale Forense.

ICOTEA was accredited by the University of Saint Petersburg for the Russian language certifications.

ICOTEA was accredited by TELC of Frankfurt for the German language certifications.


Icotea was accredited in the Regional Register of Accredited Training Institutions of Lombardy Region n. 1213;

Icotea was authorized as a body for continuing education for further Professional Orders: Geologists, Industrial Engineers, Architects, Lawyers and Food Technologists.

The purpose of ICOTEA is to provide innovative services aimed at meeting the training needs of public and private bodies, companies and professionals.

Ministerial accreditations and certified quality have encouraged a contribution that, ensures partial coverage of the amounts through "Training Vouchers".

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