Accreditation exam announced for May


The third IPEd accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 21 May 2011. Like the 2008 and 2009 exams, this will be a pen (or pencil) and paper exam. Registrations for the exam open on Tuesday 1 February and close on 21 April.

The exam costs $530 (with no GST applicable) for financial members of societies of editors and $680 for non-members or those who are not financial at the close of registrations. Early-bird discounts are available until 1 March.

All registrations must be made on the application form and accompanied by the relevant fee. Exam fees are tax deductible.

The fee has been calculated as the minimum required to cover exam costs in 2011. It is based on a target number of applicants, and in the unlikely event that this target is not reached, the Accreditation Board will postpone the exam until 2012. There is no limit placed on the number of candidates who may sit the exam: all candidates who register and pay the fee will be accommodated.

A second sample exam will be placed on the IPEd website by 28 February. The sample exams are very good indicators of what you can expect in May, and trialling them will help you decide whether you are ready for the real thing. It is not recommended that you attempt the exam unless you have at least three years’ full-time editing experience. All societies of editors will be organising pre-exam activities to help prepare candidates.

To obtain further information, contact your Accreditation Board delegate or consult the guidelines for candidates and FAQs on the IPEd website.