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Register Now for the 2018 Professional Certification Tests


The Gold Standard of Editing

Being certified by Editors Canada is the recognition of an editor's high level of professional knowledge and skill. In today's competitive job market, certification demonstrates your expertise—and gives you a marketing advantage.

Editors Canada offers two professional certification tests each year, on a two-year rotation.   

The tests offered in 2018 are structural editing and proofreading.  These tests will be offered again in 2020.  

Registration for the structural editing and proofreading tests opens on July 19,  2018, and closes at 11:30 p.m. eastern, on October 19, 2018.  The tests will be held on November 17, 2018. 

Certification tests for stylistic editing and copy editing will be offered in 2019.  

Registrations are now closed. Stay tuned for next year's Certification Exams dates. 


Test Format

The structural editing test will be held in computer labs on PC computers.  Please note that we are not offering the test on Mac computers.   

The proofreading test will be completed on paper. 


Test Date 2018

Structural editing      Saturday, November 17, 2018    10 am to 1 pm

Proofreading                Saturday, November 17, 2018    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm   


Test Fees 

  Editors Canada members Non-members
One test $450 $550
Two tests $850 $1,050


Test Locations

The 2018 tests will be offered in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa.

We may add other cities to this list if enough registrants request them.

If you live more than 300 kilometres from one of these test sites, or if your personal circumstances make it a hardship for you to attend a test site, you may qualify for our new remote testing program. Please contact for information.