IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Providers



The IAAP does not currently offer an "official" IAAP certification preparation training curriculum, however, the IAAP does provide existing third-party organizations the opportunity to become an IAAP approved certification preparation provider. The IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Provider Program is a partnership between the IAAP and industry education programs (both classroom and online) to assist in preparing candidates for the IAAP professional certification exam. IAAP approved certification preparation programs teach to the knowledge and skills included on the exam content outline and are essential for practice as a certified professional in the accessibility industry.

By becoming an IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Provider, your organization will display its commitment to delivering high quality education and training for exam candidates. IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Providers are required to demonstrate compliance in their programs with the areas of the exam content outline.

Current Approved Global Certification Preparation Providers

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Application Requirements

All IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Providers must be IAAP Members and complete a formal application. Apply to be an Approved Certification Preparation Provider.  Applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the IAAP Certification Committee and must meet all requirements*.

All applications must include the following information for submission:
  • Course Description: As listed in any advertising and/or promotional materials
  • Content Outline and Course Syllabus: Content outline must identify the domains included from the exam(s) content outline
  • Lead Faculty/Course Instructor(s) Credentials 
  • Number of Hours for Entire Course Completion 
  • Prerequisites for the course (if applicable)
  • Date of most recent revision to the course design
All application information submitted is for review purposes only and will be kept confidential by IAAP.

Course Instructor Requirements

Each course instructor for the IAAP Certification preparation courses must be or become an IAAP certified CPACC, WAS, or CPWA as appropriate for the course.

Benefits of IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Providers

All organizations look for ways to measure their return on investment (ROI).  This is no different with the investments made in their employees.  Certification provides a way to measure the investments in training on accessibility for their employees.  It also provides a level of confidence in expertise with prospective employees.

The Approved Certification Preparation Provider Program offers you an opportunity to align your curriculum with the IAAP certification – a program recognized worldwide and mapped to the accepted global standards.  With this program, you can help your customers invest in their employees and determine the return on that investment.

As part of the Approved Certification Preparation Provider Program, IAAP will review your submitted courses for approval.  If approved, the courses will be listed on the website as recommended for certification preparation or pre-approved for Continuing Accessibility Education Credit (CAEC).

All IAAP Approved Preparation Providers receive the following benefits:
  • Opportunity to position your organization as an approved IAAP Preparation Provider demonstrating you provide training that meets the needs of certification holders
  • Ability to use the appropriate IAAP Preparation Provider logo for your level on your website and in promotional materials to denote your partnership with IAAP
  • Access to IAAP certification resources and the IAAP Headquarters team to help answer your questions and your students’ questions regarding the certification program
  • Recognition on the IAAP website which will list your course program and links to your organization’s website as appropriate depending upon the approved provider level you have selected including:
    • Listing on Approved Provider Page with Company Logo, links to website
    • Listing on “Prepare for the CPACC (or WAS) Exam” page listed under IAAP Approved Preparation Providers section (includes Approved Provider level designation – CPACC, WAS,  Global or Internal)
  • IAAP will advertise the certification program and the Approved Certification Preparation Program as appropriate through various vehicles including website, email and social media
In addition to the above, Global Certification Preparation Providers and Internal Training Preparation Providers receive:
  • Course modules are added to list of courses pre-approved for IAAP CAEC credits
    • Provider must submit course titles and information to IAAP to be approved (approval is not guaranteed)
  • IAAP will track CAEC credits delivered through Approved Provider courses and report on an annual basis to the Provider

Approved Certification Preparation Provider Options and Fees**:

For Profit Organizations

  • IAAP CPACC Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering a small selection of courses (two courses or less) for CPACC exam prep only. (Does not include courses approved for Continuing Accessibility Education Credit (CAEC) credit.)
    • US $1000 annual fee
  • IAAP WAS Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering a small selection of courses (two courses or less) for WAS exam prep only. (Does not include courses approved for CAEC credit.)
    • US $1000 annual fee
  • IAAP Global Certification Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering multiple courses to the public or to private clients, and/or offer custom training. Permitted to register an unlimited number of courses for certification preparation and CAEC approval for both CPACC and WAS.
    • US $3200 yearly fee
  • IAAP Internal Training Preparation Provider: Training departments within corporations that only provide courses for their own employees.  Permitted to register an unlimited number of courses for certification preparation and CAEC approval for both CPACC and WAS for their employees.
    • US $2000 yearly fee for companies with under 5,000 employees
    • US $3200 yearly fee for companies over 5,001 employees

Non-Profit, Education, Government

  • IAAP CPACC Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering a small selection of courses (two courses or less) for CPACC exam prep only. (Does not include courses approved for CAEC credit.)
    • US $500 annual fee
  • IAAP WAS Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering a small selection of courses (two courses or less) for WAS exam prep only. (Does not include courses approved for CAEC credit.)
    • US $500 annual fee
  • IAAP Global Certification Preparation Provider: Training organizations offering multiple courses to the public or to private clients, and/or offer custom training. Permitted to register an unlimited number of courses for certification preparation and CAEC approval for both CPACC and WAS.
    • US $1500 yearly fee
  • IAAP Internal Training Preparation Provider: Training departments within government agencies, non-profits and education that only provide courses for their own employees.  Permitted to register an unlimited number of courses for certification preparation and CAEC approval for both CPACC and WAS for their employees.
    • US $1250 yearly fee for companies with under 5,000 employees
    • US $1500 yearly fee for companies over 5,001 employees


*IAAP reserves the right to make changes to the program and/or requirements at their discretion.
**Paid to IAAP and all fees in US dollars. 
 


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