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 Application

Fall Exam Window:  September 11 - October 31, 2017 - Application window is now open.

WAS Exam Application

Fall Exam Window:  September 11 - October 31, 2017 - Application window is now open.

Exam Locations

Privately proctored exams - for individuals who use AT or require an accommodation. Deadline to apply is October 20, 2017.

Hosted exam sites – for those who do or do not use AT or require an accommodation. Deadline to apply is 5 days prior to date of exam.

My Blind Spot, New York
Friday, 9/15 at 10 am
Friday, 9/22 at 10 am
Friday, 9/29 at 10 am
Friday, 10/6 at 10 am
AMAC, Atlanta
Wednesday, 9/13 at 10 am
Wednesday, 9/20 at 10 am
Wednesday, 9/27 at 10 am
Wednesday, 10/4 at 10 am
Wednesday, 10/18 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, 10/26 12 pm - 4 pm
Deque, Herndon, VA
Wednesday, 9/13 - Study Prep Session 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, 9/14 at 9 am
Atos, London
Friday, 10/6 at 10 am

Kryterion test centers – for those who do not require the use of AT or an accommodation (1000 test locations in 120 countries).  Deadline to apply is October 20, 2017.

For any candidate not requiring assistive technology, exams will be offered at 
Kryterion Testing Centers or they can attend at a hosted exam location listed above.


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

IAAP Membership and Certification applicant qualifications for Emerging & Developing Economies:

  • Must be a citizen of a country on the Qualifying Country List (does not hold dual citizenship with a country that Is not on the list) AND is employed and residing in a country that is on the Qualifying Country list.
  • Someone who is a citizen of a country on the Qualifying Country List (no dual citizenship) and going to school in a country that is not on the list could become a member under the student rate (discounted) and could gain their certification under the Emerging & Developing Country rate.



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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