Call for Volunteers for Certification Committees

IAAP Opens Call for Volunteers for Certification Committees 

Apply by September 13, 2017

With the launch of the new Web Accessibility Specialist exam, ongoing enhancements of the CPACC exam, and new exams being planned, IAAP is looking for volunteers to assist in the oversight and development of the certification program.

We are creating two committees to play a key role in the Certification process:

Certification Committee

The Certification Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the IAAP certification program, policies and activities and for monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations and accreditation requirements.

This committee is expected to meet every two months.  It is estimated that the overall time commitment will be approximately 45-55 hours per year.

Members of this committee cannot be directly involved in the development or delivery of any test preparation, educational offering, or instructional materials purporting to prepare persons to take the IAAP examination(s).

For additional details, you can review the Certification Committee Charter.  

Competencies Development and Recommendation (CDR) Committee

The CDR Committee shall oversee the creation of IAAP’s materials to support IAAP’s Certification including the development of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) needed for each Certification exam.  The BOK document outlines the knowledge and skills expected of candidates seeking to obtain the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential or the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) credential.  Sub-groups within this committee will be formed for each exam area (CPACC, WAS, other) to assist in the BOK, exam question writing, and exam review.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) exam, Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) exam, and Procurement Specialist in Accessibility exam (planned).

This committee is expected to meet ten times through the year.  It is estimated that the overall time commitment will be approximately 75 hours per year.

For additional details, you can review the Competencies Development & Recommendation Committee Charter

Volunteer Application Process

The Call for Volunteers is now open!  The deadline to apply is September 13, 2017.

Candidates must be or become members of IAAP and have a minimum of five years’ experience in accessibility or related fields. They should be passionate advocates and who are interested in helping to grow and enhance the accessibility profession through certification.  They must be available to participate in regular meetings and any committee or other workgroup assignments. 

To volunteer, please fill out this application survey providing input on your background and indicating which committee(s) you wish to join.
The IAAP Review Committee will review all applications to ensure each committee maintains a diverse profile representing the needs of the global accessibility industry.  We will notify candidates of the status of their application by October 31, 2017.


Please contact the IAAP Certification Team at direct dial: +1-404-894-8683 or email 

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