Maintaining CPABE Certification

Certified consultants will be required to commit to a triennial (once every three years) re-accreditation procedure to maintain certification.  Consultants must demonstrate professional development and achieve a minimum of 60 development credits.   

Demonstrating continued work within the field of accessibility is a mandatory requirement for re-certification. Additional credits can be earned through the following ways:


  • Attendance or presentations at seminars, workshops, and/or conferences focused on accessibility
    • 1 hour of attendance = 1 development credit
  • Participation on standards development committees
    • 1 hour of participation = 1 development credit
  • Expanding the range of understanding of cross disabilities (volunteering or educational activities)
    • 1 hour of attendance = 1 development credit
  • Further education
    • 1 hour of education = 1 development credit
  • Publishing articles on topics regarding the development of accessibility
    • 1 published article = 1 development credit
  • Reading articles on topics regarding the development of accessibility
    • 4 credits applicable / year (must confirmed material reviewed)
  • Preapproved activities by the Certification program
    • Please contact the IAAP Certification Manager for approval of activity 
Details of submitting your development credits for review will be available shortly.  Please ensure that you retain records of all activities as this documentation will need to be submitted to verify activities. 

Triennial Renewal Fees 

Successful candidates will be required to renew their certification status triennially in order to maintain their inclusion as a IAAP/GAATES CPABE certificant. Continued skill development will need to be demonstrated through either education or project engagement as outlined above. The following fees will be applicable: 

Level 1 – Certification renewal 
$90.00 members/$120.00 non-members /Developing Economies $45 

Level 2 – Certification Renewal
$150.00 members/$180.00 non-members /Developing Economies $75 

Level 3 –Certification Renewal 
$190.00 members/$220.00 non-members /Developing Economies $95

Should you have any questions on details above, please do not hesitate to contact the IAAP Certification Manager for further information:

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