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Get Certified! EAC Certification registration ends this Friday, October 26

Registration for EAC's 2012 certification tests closes on Friday, October 26. Visit to register now!

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Validate and affirm your editing skills? Help raise the status of editing and editors in Canada?

To succeed in today's competitive job market, you need to demonstrate your expertise. EAC Certification provides professional editors with official recognition of their high level of knowledge and skill—and a marketing advantage.


The Gold Standard of Editing

Become a Certified Professional Editor or earn a stand-alone certification credential in Proofreading or Structural Editing.

Top 5 Reasons to Get Certified

Test Date

EAC's 2012 certification tests will be written on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Two tests will be offered in 2012:

  • Proofreading
  • Structural Editing

The Copy Editing test and the Stylistic Editing test will be offered in 2013.

Test Locations

The following test locations are planned: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

Visit for more information and to register online today.


Resources for Certification Success

Top 7 Certification Study Tips

EAC is pleased to offer publications designed to help you prepare for certification.

Certification Study Guides

EAC's recently revised study guides are the primary resources for anyone who wants to become a certified editor. Whether you use the guides for independent study or in a workshop setting, you will learn more about the knowledge, skills and judgment required to earn your EAC Certification credentials. The Proofreading, Copy Editing, Structural Editing and Stylistic Editing Study Guides are now available.

Meeting Professional Editorial Standards

Whether you're learning the craft of editing or you're an established professional looking to broaden your knowledge, this second edition, self-teaching and self-testing package is a must-have for any editor's bookshelf. All four volumes of Meeting Professional Editorial Standards are available now.

Top Ways to Pass and Fail (and How to Avoid Them)


Reap the Benefits

If you're an editor, EAC Certification

  • provides official recognition of your high level of knowledge and skill
  • serves as a powerful marketing tool and may allow you to command a higher salary
  • earns you the respect of your peers
  • supports you in your search for professional development activities that ensure you continue to do excellent work

If you're an employer, EAC Certification

  • ensures your staff meet industry standards for quality of work
  • provides meaningful professional development opportunities for your employees—before and after they are certified

If you hire editors, EAC Certification

  • allows you to hire employees and freelancers with the professional skills and knowledge you need
  • makes the selection and hiring process easier

"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."
Beverly Ensom
Certified Copy Editor
English Editor, House of Commons
Contract Editor, The Conference Board of Canada


Issued on behalf of the EAC Certification Steering Committee and the EAC Publications Committee by the national office.