Apply to Take a Certification Exam


Registration for an IAAP exam is a two step process.  First, each candidate will submit an application to verify eligibility for each IAAP certification. The IAAP Certification Team will review each application and approve eligible candidates. It may take 3-5 business days to process an application.  Second, upon approval each candidate's record will be created and updated in the IAAP Certification database. After approval, each candidate will be sent instructions to schedule and pay for their exam.

Step One - Submit an application. 

The IAAP Certification Application contains the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Accommodation requests and use of assistive technology (for those requesting accommodations or use of assistive technology for the CPACC or WAS exam)
    • Screen reader
    • Screen magnification
    • Additional time
    • Braille
    • Large print paper exam
    • Sign Language interpreter
    • Service Animal
    • In-person reader
    • Assistive Reading Device
    • Assistive Listening Device
    • Request for in-person privately proctored exam
  • Attestation
  • Payment information
  • Cancellation information
  • Exam transfer information
  • Exam retake information
  • Results information

Use one of the following links based upon the exam you wish to take:

CPACC Exam Options

Summer Exam Window:  June 26 - July 21, 2017 - Applications are no longer being accepted the deadline was July 14.

WAS Exam Options

Summer Exam Window:  June 26 - July 21, 2017 - Applications are no longer being accepted. The deadline was July 14.

Exam Locations

The following hosted testing site locations on specific dates are currently available (more will be added to the website as they are confirmed).  Please note: the deadline to apply to these exam sites is 5 days prior to date of exam.

My Blind Spot - Long Island, NY
June 30, 10:00 a.m.
July 7, 10:00 a.m.
July 14, 10:00 a.m.
July 21, 10:00 a.m.
AMAC at Georgia Tech - Atlanta,  GA
June 28, 10:00 a.m.
July 7, 10:00 a.m.
July 13, 10:00 a.m.

Deque Systems, Inc. - Herndon, VA
July 20

AbilityNet - London, England
July 21, 10:00 a.m.

For candidates using assistive technology, hosted exam sites and individual privately proctored exams will be available.  For any candidate not requiring assistive technology, exams will be offered at Kryterion Testing Centers (over 1000 locations available in 120 countries).  


Step Two - Registration, Scheduling and Payment

Upon approval of the application, registration details are sent from the IAAP Certification Team to each eligible candidate. Registrants requesting accommodation will be responded to individually. Applicants who select Kryterion Test Centers will be sent instructions to create their account, select their test center, and pay for their exam on the IAAP Kryterion registration website. Applicants who request in-person or privately proctored exams will be sent IAAP RegOnline payment details.

Registration Fees

First Time CPACC Exam - IAAP Member - $325
First Time CPACC Exam - Non-Member - $425
First Time CPACC Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $150 

First Time WAS Exam - IAAP Member - $375
First Time WAS Exam - Non-Member - $475
First Time WAS Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $195 

Retake CPACC Exam - IAAP Member - $195
Retake CPACC Exam - Non-Member - $255
Retake CPACC Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $90 

Retake WAS Exam - IAAP Member - $215
Retake WAS Exam - Non-Member - $275
Retake WAS Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $95 

All Retake exams must be completed within one year from the date of the original exam to be eligible for the discounted rate.

Emerging and Developing Economies Approved Country List


Exams taken at Kryterion test centers are paid via Kryterion's website during registration and scheduling for exams. For in-person and privately proctored exams IAAP offers online payment by credit card or by check. For organizations registering multiple employees for an IAAP Certification exam we will provide an invoice for payment. Please contact for organizational or group registrations.

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