I am considering earning a degree abroad. In order to do this it seems that I would have to hire two separate credentials evaluation firms: one to present my transcripts in the application, and later one to explain my foreign degree to my employer.
What are best practices for hiring such a service? Should they be able to do translation in-house, or will that definitely be a separate charge? Should they necessarily be located in the same country as the target institution?
I am aware of the U.S.'s National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; maybe many countries have such an accrediting body.