Education completion in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet qualification requirements if the applicant can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide such evidence when applying for County jobs. This information must be submitted to the recruiter prior to the job offering, however, at times, this information is required at the job application stage. Applicants must read the job posting information and follow instructions in the event that education equivalency is required at the time of job application.
Education received in foreign colleges or universities will be considered acceptable based on any of the following: 1. The specific courses have been accepted for college-level credit by an accredited US college or university because they would be creditable if the student were to further his or her education at that institution. 2. An evaluation of the education by an accredited US college or university shows that education is equivalent to that gained in an accredited US college or university. 3. An accredited US state university reports the other institution as one whose transcripts are given full value or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. 4. The applicant submits an evaluation of the coursework from an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education that shows that the coursework is equivalent to that gained in an accredited US college or university. 5. The education completed outside the US has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional US education programs.
There are several membership organizations specializing in the evaluation services of foreign educational credits and credentials used for employment and other purposes. A list of private organizations providing evaluation services is available from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The member organizations operate for a fee, based on the extent of the education to be evaluated. These links are provided for your general information and may not be all-inclusive. The County of Riverside does not endorse any particular service.