Exam Registration Applications and Dates
The first step toward earning your IAAP credentials is knowing you have the experience and knowledge to help you in your exam preparation.
- Start with the Certification Guide webpage where we've gathered information on the certication process.
- Consider attending one of our weekly drop-in sessions, RSVP using this sign-up form, also available on the Certification Guide webpage.
- Learn about each certification from their About webpages, found on the Certification Guide webpage or the Professional Certification Options webpage.
- Each certification About page includes a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
- Each certification About page includes a link to a Prepare for webpage.
- You should submit your application after you know you can comfortably explain both the technical implications and the people-based impact of the learning objectives for the credential
- You should understand the terms of agreement in an IAAP Exam Application before submitting your application
- You should submit your application for the exam schedule dates when you plan to take the exam
- You should be prepared to pay for your exam or arrange an invoice when you submit your application
What’s on an IAAP Exam Application?
Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environment (CPABE) Level 1 Application
Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environment (CPABE) Level 2 Application
Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) Application
Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Application
- For anyone using NVDA, you may need to exit forms mode to read the full description areas on each application.
- 2021 Mar-Apr: March 22 - April 23, 2021
- General applications will be available March 1 until April 16.
- 2021 May-Jun: May 17 - June 18, 2021
- General applications will be available April 26 until June 11.
- 2021 Jul-Aug: July 12 - August 13, 2021
- General applications will be available June 28 until August 6.
- 2021 Sept-Oct: September 6 - October 15, 2021
- General applications will be available August 20 until October 8.
- 2021 Nov-Dec: November 8 - December 10, 2021
- General applications will be available October 25 until December 3.
- Earlier 2021 Sessions
- 2021 Jan-Feb: January 18 - February 26, 2021 (price increases begin)
- General applications will be available December 28 until February 19.
- Hosted Exam Events: Ljungby, Sweden at CONSID Offices 26 January at 9 am
- Previous 2020 Sessions
- 2020 Jan-Feb: January 13 - February 24
- 2020 Mar-Apr: March 9 - April 10
- 2020 May: May 1 - 31
- 2020 Jun-Jul: June 1 - July 15
- 2020 August: August 1 - 31
- 2020 Sept-Oct: September 14 - October 31
- 2020 Nov-Dec: November 9 - December 11
The IAAP Certification Team reviews each application and approve eligible candidates. It may take 3-5 business days to process an application. After an application is approved a candidate 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.
Each IAAP Certification Application contains the following information:
- Personal information: demographic details
- Professional information: industry and work history details
- Accommodation requests and use of assistive technology (for those requesting accommodations or use of assistive technology)
- 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 availability 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 that you understand the terms of IAAP Certification
- Payment and price information
- Cancellation information
- Exam transfer information
- Exam retake information
- Results information
- Listing in the IAAP Professional Resource Directory
- Public inquiry and records retention policy
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