The International Energy Credit Association’s mission is to promote the professionalism of its members by providing continuing education and a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to credit and financial management of the energy industry.
The IECA is the leading global membership organization for credit professionals in the energy industry. IECA is a not-for-profit association with over 1,400 individual members who are involved in energy credit management.
The IECA, formed in 1923, promotes the education and understanding of credit and risk management in relation to energy commerce. The IECA hosts four major conferences each year, two of which are located in the U.S., and one each in Canada and Europe. These conferences are supplemented by industry specific seminars at various times of the year. All conferences and seminars are open to members and non-members.
Regular membership consists of any person employed by a company involved in the development, purchase, sale or transportation of energy such as with exploration, production, extraction, refining, manufacturing, storage, distribution, or purchasing, OR any person employed by a company that provides services or products to support credit risk functions of companies such as business intelligence, software, consulting, collections, trade finance, or legal services.. Click here to learn more abut the benefits of becoming a member of the IECA. If you're interested in joining as a member, click here.
In 2016, the IECA created a student membership type with the mission to assist students in finding a path to employment in the risk management, finance or legal realm within the Energy industry. Student membership consists of any person who is a full-time student registered in a college or university within the risk, finance, business, economics, accounting, or legal departments. Full time is defined as that your main profession is as a student, not a full-time employee taking classes on a part-time basis. Click here to learn more about student membership. If you're interested in joining as a member, click here.
IECA also aims to encourage and enhance communications between credit professionals, practitioners and industry service providers worldwide. Through its conferences, events, publications and website, the IECA is a conduit to enhancing industry specific knowledge and increasing recognition of the global energy credit community.