CPACC Certification Exam Guide
What Is CPACC?
CPACC stands for Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies. This 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.
Who Should Take It?
This credential is conceptual, non-technical, and applicable to anyone.
It is ideal for those who manage and support accessibility, but who may not personally design, implement, or evaluate the technical details of accessible solutions.
What Is the Exam Format?
The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions with 4 possible responses. Each question has 1 correct answer and 3 incorrect distractors. Responses are selected by radio-button. The time limit is 2 hours, unless an accommodation for additional time is requested.
How Should I Study?
Multiple resources should be used to prepare, including:
- Deque's CPACC Exam Preparation Course
- CPACC Certification Content Outline
- CPACC Body of Knowledge Document (BOK)
- The resource links included within the BOK Document
Use all of the resources listed to maximize your preparedness to pass the exam. Do not rely on a single resource as being an exhaustive and all-inclusive preparation material.
How Long Does It Take to Prepare?
The CPACC Exam Preparation Course takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete.
The IAAP recommends planning to spend between 30 and 80 hours total to prepare.
Is There a Practice Exam?
The IAAP has released a limited set of CPACC Sample Questions.
Deque's course includes small quizzes to test your comprehension, but they are not practice exam questions and do not represent the format or difficulty level of the actual exam.
How Much Does It Cost?
Check out the cost section in the IAAP FAQ page.
How Do I Register?
Visit the IAAP Exam Registration Applications and Dates page.