Maintaining CPACC & WAS Certification
COVID-19 Disruption Update: Certification Renewal Extensions
Obtaining an IAAP credential is a significant achievement. As technology, standards and practices change, it is important for all professionals to keep up with those changes. IAAP recognizes this and therefore requires each certificant to maintain their credentials through continuing education.
IAAP certification is valid for 3 years. Every three years, certificants will be required to:
Complete a specified number of hours of continuing accessibility education credits (dependent upon credential), which must be approved by IAAP
Submit an application for certification renewal
Pay the certification renewal fee at time of renewal. For IAAP members, the renewal fee is waived as part of your membership benefits as long as your membership has not lapsed during the three year period.
Individuals do not need to retake any of the exams to maintain their certification unless they allow their certification to lapse.
As technologies and professional expectations evolve, these renewal requirements are subject to change.
Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs)
The IAAP will offer Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs) for classes, workshops, webcasts, conference attendance, and other similar IAAP-approved activities. The IAAP will implement a process to allow other organizations or individuals to offer IAAP-approved continuing accessibility education credits for similar career-enhancing educational opportunities.
Types of Activities that May Qualify for Continuing Accessibility Education Credits:
Presenting educational materials about accessibility outside your job function
Publishing articles, books, blogs, or other publications about accessibility
Participating in formal Mentoring programs in accessibility
Speaking engagements at IAAP or other approved educational events
- Volunteer service with IAAP
Visit our Continuing Accessibility Education FAQ page for more information about how to submit your request for Continuing Accessibility Education Credits. Please submit your documentation through our Continuing Accessibility Education Credit submission form.
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