Take a Certification Exam

Interested in taking an IAAP Certification Exam?  This page provides you with information on exam testing windows, exam locations beyond Kryterion Test Centers (1,100+ Testing Centers in 120 countries) to include privately proctored exams and IAAP Hosted Exam events, as well how to apply for an exam.

Exams are available everywhere during exam windows. You choose Kryterion Test Centers, Privately Proctored Exams, or Hosted Exam Events as listed. There are not unique or distinct sets of instructions by city or country.

2020 Exam Windows

  • 2020 Jan-Feb:  January 13 - February 21
    • Hosted Events:
      • Barrier Break, Mumbai India:
        • Friday, February 7, 10:30 am IST
      • PWAC and OZeWAI Conference held in Perth, Australia: Two two-hour sessions
        • Tuesday, February 11, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
        • Thursday, February 13, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
      • Zero Project Conference: February 21, 9:30 am
        • Conference attendees only
        • Limited spaces
  • 2020 Mar-Apr:  March 9 - April 10
    • General applications available February 21, 2020.
    • Hosted Events:
      • AbilityNet Offices, London, UK
        • March 9 at 10 am GMT
      • Anaheim, California at the Hilton Anaheim Convention Center
        • Sponsored by eSSENTIAL Accessibility
        • March 10 - two sessions
          • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
          • 2 pm - 6 pm
        • Applications now open through March 4
      • Funka Accessibility Days: Krista, Stockholm, Sweden
        • April 1
  • 2020 May:  May 4 - May 22 (2020 Exam Price Increases Begin)
    • Hosted Events will be added as they are confirmed
  • 2020 Jun-Jul:  June 8 - July 10
    • Hosted Events
      • AbilityNet Offices, London, UK
        • June 8 at 10 am BST
      • Funka Nu Offices, Stockholm, Sweden
        • June 10
      • M-Enabling Summit, Washington, DC
        • June 24, 2- 5 pm
  • 2020 Sept-Oct:  September 14 - October 9
    • Hosted Events
      • October 5: AbilityNet Offices, London, UK at 10 am BST
  • 2020 Nov-Dec:  November 9 - December 11

Exam Locations and Options

In Addition to Kryterion Test Centers around the world: Privately Proctored Exams and IAAP Hosted Exams Events

  • For any candidate not requiring assistive technology accommodations, exams will be offered at Kryterion Testing Centers. Use the link to Kryterion Test Centers to look up a test center near you.
  • Privately proctored exams - for individuals who use AT or require an accommodation, or prefer not to travel to a test center for their exam. Proctors for IAAP Exams are volunteers you identify. Once you identify your volunteer proctor and provide IAAP with their name and email address, we will send your proctor an IAAP Proctor Guide and agreement. You will then arrange a date, time, and location for your exam that is agreeable to yourself and your proctor.
  • Hosted exam sites are when an organization or event organizes an exam session. If one of these events is convenient to you or you use AT or require an accommodation you would bring your own AT enabled laptop and equipment, also available to non-AT or accommodation candidates who prefer this setting or location/date/time versus a Kryterion Test Center.  

Available IAAP Hosted exam sites for each Exam Window will be posted in the Exam Window list above as they are confirmed. If your organization would like to host an exam administration at your location, you can read additional details on our Host An Exam webpage and please feel free to contact us.
 

Apply to take an 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 (candidate brings their own AT to hosted or privately proctored exams)
    • Screen magnification (candidate brings their own AT to hosted or privately proctored exams)
    • Additional time (IAAP coordinates for both Kryterion as well as hosted or privately proctored exams. Kryterion Exam additional time requests require five business days to request and confirm the availabilty of extended time.)
    • Sign Language interpreter (IAAP coordinates)
    • Service Animal (candidate notifies IAAP)
    • Assistive Listening Device (may not be available in all locations)
    • 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:

2020 Exam Applications that are currently open:

March/April General Applications will be available February 21, 2020.

CPACC Exam: Application for March 10 Anaheim, CA (accepted through March 5, 2020)

WAS Exam: Application for March 10 Anaheim, CA (accepted through March 5, 2020)

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. 
    • Exams taken at Kryterion test centers are paid via Kryterion's website during registration and scheduling for exams.
      • Please contact certification@accessibilityassociation.org to request an invoice for one/group payments.
      • Candidates must be aware of their internal processes and time frames for payment by invoice, must know if a PO is required internally, and provide the name, address, and email to whom an invoice will be sent.
      • Once an invoice is paid, a voucher will be sent to the candidate to use to schedule and pay for their exam on the Krtyerion system.
      • All payments are due five days prior to exam administration.
  • Applicants who request in-person, privately proctored, or IAAP Hosted exams will be sent IAAP RegOnline payment details.
    • 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 certification@accessibilityassociation.org to arrange invoices for group payments.
      • Candidates must be aware of their internal processes and time frames for payment by invoice, must know if a PO is required internally, and provide the name, address, and email to whom an invoice will be sent.
      • All payments are due five days prior to exam administration.

Payment - Registration and Retake Fees

First Time CPACC Exam - IAAP Member - $325 ($385 beginning May 2020)
First Time CPACC Exam - Non-Member - $425 ($485 beginning May 2020)
First Time CPACC Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $150 ($170 beginning May 2020)

First Time WAS Exam - IAAP Member - $375 ($430 beginning May 2020)
First Time WAS Exam - Non-Member - $475 ($530 beginning May 2020)
First Time WAS Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $195 ($225 beginning May 2020)

Retake CPACC Exam - IAAP Member - $195 ($230 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)
Retake CPACC Exam - Non-Member - $255 ($290 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)
Retake CPACC Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $90 ($100 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)


Retake WAS Exam - IAAP Member - $215 ($245 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)
Retake WAS Exam - Non-Member - $275 ($305 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)
Retake WAS Exam - Emerging and Developing Economies - $95 ($110 beginning June 2020 for May 2020 candidates and beyond)

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.

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