Certification and COVID-19

Our first interest is your health and safety. COVID-19 has brought a shift to remote work, social distancing, and staying at home. There are a number of new disruptions we are all discovering. For everyone that has plans to earn their IAAP credentials in 2020, your path to certification doesn’t have to be disrupted.

We are pleased to share that our certification exam delivery has an Online Remote Proctoring and a Home-based Private Proctoring option to support everyone pursuing their IAAP CPACC, WAS, and CPWA credentials.

An IAAP YouTube Video player displays below with a video update from June 1st about IAAP Certification during COVID-19.





Price Increases Delayed
Certification Renewals: Extended
Kryterion Online Remote Proctoring
Kryterion Test Centers
Home-Based Private Proctored Exams
Remote Proctoring Testimonial
Drop-In Certification Question & Answer Sessions
Contact IAAP Certification Team
Certification and COVID-19 Previous Video Updates
 

Price Increases Delayed Until The January/February 2021 Exam Sessions

COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone and every organization. While we had announced a planned price increase for our IAAP Certification Programs, we have delayed these until the January/February 2021 Exam Sessions. 

Certification Renewals: Extended for January, March, and May Renewals

  • January 2020 Renewals are extended to June 2020
  • March 2020 Renewals are extended to July 2020
  • May 2020 Renewals are extended to August 2020
  • Submit your Continuing Accessibilty Education Credits (CAECs) via our CAEC Online Submission Form.
  • Expect an update email on CAECs by Mid-May

Kryterion Online Remote Proctoring (not for use with assistive technology)

We are now able to allow any built-in web cameras for Kryterion Online Remote Proctoring, so you can continue on your path to advancing your accessibility career. 

Kryterion Test Centers

Kryterion Test Centers are opening, approximately 30% of the test centers around the world are open. Krtyerion maintains a blog post with the list of Test Centers open/closed. You can review this list at any time if you are considering a test center. 

Home-Based Private Proctored Exams

  • What if I use assistive technology?
  • What if I don't have a web camera?
  • What if my internet isn't stable?
For everyone who uses assistive technology (including magnification), if you do not have a web camera, or your internet isn't stable we have the ability to work with you for Home-Based Privately Proctored Exams. If there is an adult that can safely join you in person to proctor your exam, we can work with you to setup your exam from home using your own system, assistive technology, and on your schedule. 

What are the proctor requirements? You can also read more on our Private Proctor webpage
 
  • Currently CPACC or WAS certified OR sign a waiver agreeing not to sit for the CPACC and WAS exams for a minimum of one (1) year from the exam date
  • May not be a direct supervisor, report, or family member for any individual sitting for the examination (for special considerations during during COVID-19, contact the IAAP Certification Team)
  • Complete IAAP provided proctor training (approximately ten minutes) by reading and reviewing the IAAP Exam Proctor Manual
  • Complete provided Proctor Agreement Form attesting to these terms and conditions
  • Be able to receive and print documents by email
  • Be able to read a proctor script to the candidate
  • Be able to watch the candidate sit for their exam
  • Be able to return documents to IAAP by email

On-line Proctoring Made Simple - Testimonial

Headshot of Ravi Venkata. IAAP Certified CPACC digital badge.
Remote proctoring made it easy for me to appear for the certification from the comfort of my office, instead of having to drive 3hrs to the nearest Kryterion center.

All I had to do was setup a webcam for the remote proctor to monitor me and the space around me for the duration of the exam.

A few mins into the exam the site crashed on me and prevented me from attempting the rest of the exam. However, Kryterion support team was easy to reach and they quickly resolved the issue so I could resume where I left off and finish the exam as planned.

Loved the whole experience and would recommend others to go for this option, as it saves a lot of time.

Kudos to IAAP for making this happen in co-ordination with Kryterion.

Ravi Venkata, CPACC
Senior QA Manager/Accessibility Practice Lead
RCG Global Services
Kerala, India
 

Drop-In Certification Question & Answer Sessions

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how we can best support your goals with certification we are hosting several online drop-in sessions every Wednesday at 9 am and 5 pm EDT.

RSVP for our Zoom details at the following URL: https://accessibilityassociation.formstack.com/forms/iaap_certification_dropin_sessions

Contact IAAP Certification Team Directly

We are always available to answer your questions by email or by telephone.
Email us at certification@accessibilityassociation.org or call +1-678-426-7645.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -4).
 

Certification and COVID-19 Previous Video Updates

An IAAP YouTube Video player displays below with a video update from May 15th about IAAP Certification during COVID-19.



An IAAP YouTube Video player displays below with a video update from May 8th about IAAP Certification Scheduling Extension May - July during COVID-19

 

An IAAP YouTube Video player displays below with a video update from May 5th about IAAP Certification during COVID-19

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