Accreditation exam

Approximately every two years, IPEd holds an Australia-wide accreditation exam designed to measure an editor’s competence against the benchmark of Australian Standards for Editing Practice. Editors who pass the three-hour exam are certified by the Accreditation Board and can use the postnominal AE (for ‘accredited editor’).

The exam is designed for editors with at least three years’ full-time editing experience or equivalent; it is not intended as an entry-level exam.

More details about the exam, including exam structure, sample exams and answer guides, are available at Accreditation exams on the IPEd website.

Next accreditation exam

The next accreditation exam (an onscreen exam) will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018.

More details are available on the IPEd website.



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    18 February 2018

    If you’re coming along to the Editors WA general meeting on Monday 19 February 2018, all the details you need are right here! DATE: Monday 19 February 2018 TIME: 6:15 for 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PLACE: Town of Victoria Park … Read more

  • Preparing for the Accreditation Exam: Tips, Strategies and Exercises

    2 February 2018

    Get organised for your Accreditation Exam The next accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018. To assist WA members preparing to sit the exam, Meryl Potter, Distinguished Editor and lead writer for four of the accreditation exams, … Read more

  • Join us for a seasonal celebration

    6 November 2017

    This year, the Editors WA Christmas lunch will be held at: La Fattoria 211 Merrivale Rd Pickering Brook (see map below) Saturday 2 December 2017 12.00 – 3.00 pm Please come along to La Fattoria in picturesque Pickering Brook and … Read more

  • Winter seminar 2017

    27 July 2017

    Managing your career – and yourself: smart strategies for time-poor editors Join us for a day of professional development on: Saturday 26 August 2017 – 8:30 AM for 8:45 AM start / 4:00 PM close Room 109, Building 3, Edith Cowan University, … Read more