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Founded in 1998 ICOTEA is a qualified educational institution accredited by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), under following decrees:

  • 23 September 2013 O.J n. 242 of 15 October 2013
  • n. AOODGPER: 6833 19 September 2012
  • n. 474/668 31 October 2006

ICOTEA was recognized an accredited institute by the Ministry of Justice according to the following decrees 21 September 2010 n. 123 and Decision of the Director - General dated 11 January 2011 n. 164. Finally ICOTEA is an accredited institution according to the Ministry of Economic Development prot. N. 0017933 of 30 July 2015.

The qualifications obtained in our online Italian school at the end of Masters, Degree or Professional training and update courses are valid in Italy and abroad for freelancers, public competitions, career advancement, professional credits and school rankings.

At the end of the degree course in Linguistic Mediation Science, ICOTEA issues degrees with the same legal value as degrees conferred by universities, in accordance with the Ministerial Decree n. 38 dated 10 January 2002.

ICOTEA offers all benefits of learning online courses in accredited institution. The aforementioned ministerial decrees are published in the section "Accreditations and Certifications".

In 2010 ICOTEA Institute was accredited by the Ministry of Justice to providetraining courses for Civil Mediators/Conciliators, at n. 123 of the concerning list.

In 2011 the same ministry recognized our Institute as a Mediation and Conciliation Body at n. 164 of the specific Register.

In 2012 the Ministry of Education University and Research (MIUR) included ICOTEA in the list of qualified and accredited institutions for school staff training under decree prot. n. AOODGPER. 6833 dated 19 September 2012.

In 2013 the same ministry named ICOTEA  online Italian School for Language Mediators authorizing degree course in Linguistic Mediation Science with n. 13AO8215.

In 2014 ICOTEA has been accredited by the Ministry of Health as Provider n. 4182 for CME - Continuing Medical Education. In the same year the Professional Fund has granted to ICOTEA the renewal of the accreditation for continuing education.

In July 2015 the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) marked ICOTEA as an accredited institution to issue training course about Energy Performance Certification of Buildings. In the same year the National Council of Engineers named ICOTEA DL Provider (Distance Learning) for the recognition of professional credits. Later in the same year our online Italian School obtained a similar authorization by the National Council of Chemists for courses aimed at the recognition of professional credits for Chemists enrolled in any kind of Order.

In 2016 ICOTEA was authorized to provide distance learning both by the National Council of Labour Consultants and by the National Council of the Order of Journalists, for the recognition of professional credits respectively for professionals of the two categories enrolled in any kind of Order.

On 9 September 2016 the National Council of Social Assistants authorised ICOTEA to organize 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 authorised ICOTEA to organize training activities, on a national level, for members of the Chartered Accounts and Accounting Experts Order. ICOTEA obtained the ministerial accreditations as Training Body respectively in 2010 by the Sicily Region, and in 2016 by the Lombardy Region.

August 2017 ICOTEA was included on the list of the accredited institutions in relation to continuing training of statutory auditors.

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

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

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

In October 2018 The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has 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. It was accredited by the Italian Consiglio Nazionale Forense; it was accredited by the University of Saint Petersburg for the Russian language certification and it was authorised from F.I.D.E.S.C.U. to sit exams for the Spanish language certification. Furthermore, ICOTEA is also accredited by TELC of Frankfurt for the German language certifications.

Nowadays ICOTEA is a pioneering online Italian School and accredited institution of the highest level delivering courses to satisfy the widest range of needs in public and private institutions, companies and freelancers. Thanks to various ministerial accreditations and its certified quality ICOTEA received funding with “Funded Training Voucher” that ensures partial coverage of the total amount.

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