Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies

How To Chart Your Path To Certification
Prepare for CPACC Exam
Maintaining CPACC Certification

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IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

The IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential is IAAP's foundational certification, representing broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about 1) disabilities, 2) accessibility and universal design, and 3) accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies.

Relevant domains for the CPACC credential include the web and other digital technologies, architecture and the built environment, consumer and industrial design, transportation systems, and any domain in which thoughtful design, policy, and management can improve disability access. The CPACC Exam is a computer-based exam with 100 multiple choice questions and a two-hour exam administration (additional time may be requested as an accommodation) .

The CPACC is the ideal credential for those who manage and support accessibility, but who may not personally design, implement, or evaluate the technical details of accessible solutions. For those who do work at the technical level, IAAP will be working to create domain-specific professional credentials which build on the associate-level credential. The IAAP will add other technical professional certification credentials in other domains in accordance with market and professional demand.

How To Chart Your Path To Certification

Learn about each certification program, exam locations, exam sessions and applications, payment options and more starting with our Guide To Certification.

Prepare for CPACC Exam

IAAP has compiled a list of resources and materials to help you prepare for the CPACC exam.  Visit our Prepare for CPACC page to access all exam preparation resources.

Maintaining CPACC Certification

The CPACC Certification is valid for three years and can be renewed by earning 45 Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs).

CPACC Frequently Asked Questions

IAAP has pulled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the CPACC exam, application process, fees, and other inquiries.  If you can not find the answer to your question on our CPACC FAQ page, Certification Guide, or our Prepare for CPACC page, please email certification@accessibilityassociation.org or call +1-678-426-7645 with any questions on the certification process. 

CPACC Testimonials

The IAAP Certification Program provides significant value to participants and their employers.  Hear from them directly as to the benefits they gained from preparing for and taking the exam. View certification testimonials.


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