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Download EAC's current policy on certification (PDF, 17 KB)
If you're an editor or employ editors, take advantage of the EAC certification program.
EAC's certification program is for editors of written material who work in English. Successful candidates can become Certified Professional Editors or earn certification in proofreading, copy editing and/or structural and stylistic editing. For more information, read Requirements and The Tests.
The program is open to EAC members and non-members. Members pay lower test fees. Join us.
EAC's 2013 certification tests will be written on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Two tests will be offered in 2013:
The Proofreading test and the Structural Editing test will be offered in 2014.
The following test locations are planned, demand and resources permitting: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
Registration for the 2013 Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing tests will open in July 2013.
What They're Saying About EAC Certification
"EAC certification has opened many doors for me. Presenting myself as a Certified Professional Editor gives me credibility, confidence and a steady stream of clients."
Anne Louise Mahoney, CPE
"Certification earned me extra points when bidding on a federal government standing offer for English editing services. Believe me, every point counts! I eventually won the standing offer."
"I received a call from a prospective client who chose me from the online directory because I was a certified proofreader. This confirmed for me that certification means something to clients."
"My certification in copy editing gives employers confidence that I can handle a job correctly and with authority. Also, it has earned me respect from my peers."
"My clients are assured that, as a Certified Proofreader, I am recognized by the Editors' Association of Canada for professional excellence in editing accuracy, judgment, skills and experience."
Alan Yoshioka, PhD
"I found it heartening to have my skills validated by an external measure. The process of preparing for certification was also valuable, giving me the occasion, motivation and many of the tools for a productive bout of professional development."
Laura Cappello Bromling
Are You Certifiable?
"Being certified would show potential clients—and myself—that I am a good editor." Read one person's certification experience (PDF, 32 KB) from Active Voice, Winter 2008