CPABE Certification Pilot 2020
In 2019 IAAP assumed management of a certification program for built environment accessibility professionals from the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES). The IAAP team has spent considerable time working with accessibility subject matter experts in the built environment and with Professional Testing, a psychometric organization that facilitates IAAP existing portfolio of certification exams, to streamline the CPABE application process and prepare proctored exams for the program.IAAP is now preparing for the pilot of the CPABE exams September 30 through to October 30, 2020. Participants would be considered early adopters and expected to already have the knowledge necessary to successfully pass the exam. Candidates for this program have a unique opportunity to take the pilot exam and, by successfully completing the exam, will not only earn the certification but help shape the program and provide additional validity of the credential. The pilot exam is offered at a 50% discount of the list price and retake at no charge within one year of the pilot. Links to further details and to register your place in the pilot are included in the following Requirements section.
Pilot Exam RequirementsThe pilot will be carried out as an online proctored exam for all participants. The following must be complete/in place to participate:
- You have reviewed the CPABE Certification Levels and self-assessed which level of certification you expect to receive.
- You have registered for the pilot exam. There are only 50 spots available for each exam. Participants are encouraged to book soon!
- You have an approved proctor in place. Guidelines for Proctoring.
- You have paid the applicable fee. (payment link will be emailed to applicant in September 2020)
- You have prepared for the exam through independent research and study following the CPABE Exam Content Outline. The draft of the Body of Knowledge will be available September 2020.
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