How to maintain IAAP certification
The goal of IAAP’s certification maintenance program is to support your continued growth and development in accessibility. To maintain your CPACC, WAS, or CPWA certification, you must:
- Earn the required number of continuing accessibility education credits (CAEC).
- Renew your certification with IAAP every three years. Your department should pay for renewal.
What counts as a CAEC?
You can earn CAECs in two ways: either by attending professional development activities, or by sharing your accessibility expertise outside your current job function through formal presentations or trainings. You must keep some proof of your attendance and submit your hours to the IAAP.
Good examples of CAEC activities
- A11yPrinceton Meetup sessions
- Disability Alliance at Princeton Employee Resource Group events (and management)
- Design & Dessert events that address accessibility
- Website Wednesday sessions that focus on accessibility
- Princeton's annual July CAEC workshops
Online courses and presentations
- IAAP Presentation Recordings on YouTube
- W3C: Introduction to Web Accessibility
- LinkedIn Learning: Accessibility courses
- Udacity: Web Accessibility course
- Deque Accessibility Training
- Web AIM: Document Accessibility course
- Level Access: MS Word Accessibility Basics Series
- Level Access: How to Improve Accessibility for Users with Anxiety