There are several ways that students may want to use the IRCEP registry in looking for a counsellor education program. First, a student outside of the United States may want to find a counsellor education program to attend in their own region or country. IRCEP provides a mark of quality that the program has been evaluated by someone within the region and an outside evaluator. Second, a U.S. based student may wish to use the registry to identify a program for studying abroad or for collaboration in research or service. Third, an international student interested in study in the United States may use it to identify programs that are supportive of international students.