Accreditation exam date announced


The fourth IPEd accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 13 October 2012. Like the previous three exams, this will be a pen (or pencil) and paper exam.

Passing the IPEd accreditation exam demonstrates an editor’s professional competence and understanding of editing standards, skills and knowledge.

The exam costs $540 (with no GST applicable) for financial members of societies of editors and $690 for non-members or those who are not financial at the close of registrations. Exam fees may be tax deductible.

Registrations for the exam open on Monday 11 June and close on Friday 14 September. All registrations must be made on the application form and accompanied by the relevant fee.

The fee has been calculated as the minimum required to cover exam costs in 2012. It is based on a target number of applicants and, if this target is not reached, the Accreditation Board will postpone the exam until 2013. There will be no limit placed on the number of candidates who may sit the exam; all candidates who register and pay the fee will be accommodated.

Two sample exams are available from the IPEd website. Both sample exams are very good indicators of what you can expect in October, and trialling them will help you decide whether you are ready for the real thing. It is recommended that you not attempt the exam unless you have at least three years’ full-time professional editing experience. All societies of editors will be organising pre-exam activities to help prepare candidates.

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