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 and Privately proctored exams, as well how to apply for an exam.

2019 Exam Windows

  • 2019 Jan-Feb:  January 14 - February 22, 2019
  • 2019 Mar-Apr:  March 11 - April 19
  • 2019 May-Jun:  Applications and payments accepted starting April 22  |  Exams can be taken:  May 13 - Jun 21 at Kryterion Test Center, Privately proctored exams, and these other hosted locations.
    • IAAP Exams at AccessU 2019 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. | Applications and payments accepted now through May 6. Do not apply for this exam date unless you plan to attend AccessU 2019 or will be in Austin, Texas on May 14.
    • IAAP Exams at M-Enabling 2019 on Wednesday, June 19 2019 from 2-5 p.m.| Applications and payments accepted now through June 12. Do not apply for this exam date unless you plan to attend the M-Enabling Summit or will be in Washington, DC on June 19.
  • 2019 Jul-Aug:  Applications and payments accepted starting June 24  |  Exams can be taken:  July 15 - August 23 at Kryterion Test Centers, Privately proctored exams, and at other hosted locations that may be listed.
  • 2019 Sept-Oct:  Applications and payments accepted starting August 26  |  Exams can be taken:  September 16  - October 19 at Kryterion Test Centers, Privately proctored exams, and at other hosted locations that may be listed.
  • 2019 Nov-Dec:  Applications and payments accepted starting October 21 |  Exams can be taken:  November 11 - December 20 at Kryterion Test Centers, Privately proctored exams, and at other hosted locations that may be listed.

Exam Locations In Addition to Kryterion Test Centers and Privately Proctored Exams

Privately proctored exams - for individuals who use AT or require an accommodation, or prefer not to travel to a test center for their exam.

Hosted exam sites – for those who do use AT or require an accommodation bring your own AT enabled laptop and equipment, also available to non-AT or accommodation candidates who prefer this setting versus a Kryterion Test Center.  

Available IAAP Hosted exam sites for May 13 - Jun 21, 2019: We are now accepting early applications for exams being held at the following events:
  • Austin, TX - AccessU 2019 - Please only select this if you intend to be in Austin, TX on May 14.
    • Tuesday, May 14, 2 - 5 pm
    • Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Washington, DC - M-Enabling Summit 2019 - Please only select this if you intend to be in Washington, CD on June 19.
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2 - 5 pm 
If your organization would like to host an exam administration at your location, please contact us.

For any candidate not requiring assistive technology or 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: Open Applications

CPACC 2019 May June Exam Application through June 14 for Kryterion Test Centers, Privately Proctored Exams, and additional IAAP Hosted Exam locations.
CPACC 2019 Exam Application for AccessU on May 14 through May 6. Please only select this if you plan to be in Austin, TX on May 14.
CPACC 2019 Exam Application for M-Enabling Summit on June 19 through June 12. Please only select this if you plan to be in Washington, DC on June 19.

 

WAS Exams: Open Applications

WAS 2019 May June Exam Application through June 14 for Kryterion Test Centers, Privately Proctored Exams, and additional IAAP Hosted Exam locations.
WAS 2019 Exam Application for AccessU on May 14 through May 6. Please only select this if you plan to be in Austin, TX on May 14.

WAS 2019 Exam Application for M-Enabling Summit on June 19 through June 12. Please only select this if you plan to be in Washington, DC on June 19.

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.

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.

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 certification@accessibilityassociation.org for organizational or group registrations.


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