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.

2019 Exam Windows

  • 2019 Jan-Feb:  January 14 - February 22
  • 2019 Mar-Apr:  March 11 - April 19
  • 2019 May-Jun:  May 13 - June 21
  • 2019 Jul-Aug:  July 15 - August 23
  • 2019 Sept-Oct:  September 16  - October 25 at Kryterion Test Centers, Privately proctored exams, and at IAAP Hosted Exams.
    • Hosted Exams during the September/October Exam Window
      • October 9: Mumbai, India at Barrier Break
      • October 9: Louisville, Kentucky, USA at American Printing House for the Blind Conference (conference registration not required)
      • October 14: London, England at AbilityNet
  • 2019 Nov-Dec:  Applications and payments accepted for A11y Camp Australia and TechSharePro are now available. All other applications will begin October 28 |  Exams can be taken:  November 11 - December 20 at Kryterion Test Centers, Privately proctored exams, and at other hosted locations that may be listed.
    • Hosted Exams during the November/December Exam Window
      • November 13: Sydney, Australia at A11y Camp Australia Conference
      • November 19: London, England in conjunction with TechSharePro 2019 Conference

2020 Exam Windows

  • 2020 Jan-Feb:  January 13 - February 14
  • 2020 Mar-Apr:  March 9 - April 10
  • 2020 May:  May 4 - May 22
  • 2020 Jun-Jul:  June 8 - July 10
  • 2020 Sept-Oct:  September 14 - October 9
  • 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

  • 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.

For any candidate not requiring assistive technology accommodations, exams will be offered at Kryterion Testing Centers.

 

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)
    • 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:

CPACC Exam: November/December Exam Window Applications will be available October 28

CPACC Exam: November/December Hosted Exam Applications are now available.

Do not use this application unless you plan to be in Sydney, Australia on November 13, 2019.
2019 A11y Camp CPACC Exam Application available through November 6. 

Do not use this application unless you plan to be in London, England on November 19, 2019.
2019 TechShare Pro/Ability Net CPACC Exam Application available through November 8.

WAS Exams: November/December Exam Window Applications will be available October 28.

WAS Exam: November/December Hosted Exam Applications are now available.

Do not use this application unless you plan to be in Sydney, Australia on November 13, 2019.
2019 A11y Camp Australia WAS Exam Application available through November 6.

Do not use this application unless you plan to be in London, England on November 19, 2019.
2019 TechShare Pro/AbilityNet WAS Exam Application available through November 8.

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
  • 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
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.

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