ICOTEA, founded in 1998, is a qualified Educational institution, accredited by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), under Decree 23 September 2013 O.J n. 242 of 15 October 2013; Decree n. AOODGPER: 6833 19 September 2012; Decree n. 474/668 31 October 2006; by the Ministry of Justice according to the Decree 21 September 2010 n. 123 and Decision of the Director - General dated 11 January 2011 n. 164; by the Ministry of Economic Development prot. N. 0017933 of 30 July 2015.
The qualifications obtained at the end of Masters/Degree/Professional training and update courses, are valid in Italy and abroad for freelancers, public competitions, career advancement, professional credits, 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.
The aforementioned ministerial decrees are published in the section "Accreditations and Certifications".
In 2010, the Institute was authorised by the Ministry of Justice to provide training courses for Civil Mediators/Conciliators, at n. 123 of the concerning list.
In 2011, the same ministry recognised the 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 accredited institutions/qualified institutions for school staff training, under decree prot. n. AOODGPER. 6833 dated 19 September 2012.
In 2013, the same ministry named ICOTEA School for Language Mediators, a qualification which authorised it to administer the 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.
Moreover, 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) authorised ICOTEA to issue the training course about the 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.
ICOTEA obtained a similar authorisation, again in 2015, by the National Council of Chemists, for the provision of courses aimed at the recognition of professional credits for Chemists enrolled in any kind of Order.
In 2016 ICOTEA was authorised 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 id: 471 for the organisation 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 authorised ICOTEA to organize training activities, on a national level, for members of the Chartered Accounts and Accounting Experts Order. ICOTEA obtained, for both its offices in Ispica (Ragusa) and Milan, the ministerial accreditation 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 bodies in relation to continuing training of statutory auditors.
October 2017 Icotea was authorised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Trasport to perform training programmes concerning the road haulage for hire or reward-Ministerial Degree 198/91 art 7 paragraph 2.
ICOTEA aims to provide innovative services created to satisfy training needs of public and private institutions, companies and freelancers. ICOTEA, thanks to various ministerial accreditations and its certified quality, received a funding granted, that is a “Funded Training Voucher”, that assures the partial coverage of the total amount.