About Us

AETS follows the highest standards of educational evaluation guidelines as recommended by U.S. admissions offices and various publications by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the Office of International Training, the Agency of International Development, and ministries of education throughout the world. Our company strictly adheres to the policies set forth by the U.S. Network for Education Information (a division of the U.S. Department of Education) regarding foreign diploma and credit recognition.

In addition, AETS keeps the most up-to-date information on international education available and updates its publications monthly. We strictly adhere to the guidance and recommendations provided by the AACRAO EDGE database. AETS Evaluators consistently reference publications from multiple sources when completing foreign credential evaluations, including international education publication sources, such as the Association of International Educators, Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, as well as various international education databases. All of our consultants have years of education/higher education and credential evaluation experience, including PhD university professors from esteemed U.S. universities. Learn more about our evaluation services

In addition to our evaluation services, AETS also provides unparalleled certified document translation services. As a corporate member of the American Translators Association for over 15 years, our experienced translators have been providing certified translations for companies, law firms and universities in the U.S. and abroad and have accumulated an extensive client base of loyal, return customers. Please visit our translation services section to learn more about our services in that area.

Geoffrey G. Bligh, President

Geoffrey Bligh has over twenty years of experience in international education and foreign policy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Bligh attended the Spanish American Institute in Seville, Spain. He also served for twenty-seven months in the United States Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic teaching international development and policy. Mr. Bligh worked for three years as Senior Evaluator for one of the nation’s largest foreign credential evaluation services, as well as over one year processing labor certifications for the largest immigration firm in Florida.

During his studies in Seville, Spain, Mr. Bligh assisted the admissions staff at the Spanish American Institute with admissions requirements and transfer credit from the Universidad de Sevilla and various other universities in Seville, Spain.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Mr. Bligh lectured to students attending the Pontifical Catholic University “Madre y Maestra” (PUCMM), Santo Tomas de Aquino campus and the Universidad del Caribe regarding transfer credit and admission policy requirements at U.S. universities.

As Senior Evaluator, Mr. Bligh evaluated thousands of degrees from over 50 nations, specializing in Latin America, India, Russia, China and the European Union. He has completed evaluations for the following purposes: labor condition applications/labor certifications for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Department of Labor, and applications for admissions to U.S. high schools, colleges and universities (including transfer credit). In addition, he has prepared work experience evaluations in the following fields: business administration, accounting,  finance, management, computer science, computer information systems, graphic design, architecture and engineering.

In addition, Mr. Bligh worked for over a year at the largest immigration law firm in Florida, processing hundreds of labor certifications, as well as other immigrant visa applications.

In 2002, after years of experience in the field, Mr. Bligh established American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. Since then, the company has become a leader in the industry, with some of the largest law firms and multi-national corporations as steadfast, loyal customers. Clients return to AETS because of its track record of consistently approved USCIS evaluations, precise and accurate translations, and most importantly, honesty and integrity.

Mr. Bligh is a member of the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the National Academic Advising Association, the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education, the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) and the American Translators Association.