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Register for the Professional Certification Exams
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 typically offers two professional certification exams each year, on a two-year rotation.
In 2020, we are offering the stylistic editing exam only.
Registration for the stylstic editing exam will open in July 2020, and close at 11:30 p.m. eastern, on October 16, 2020. The exam will be held on November 21, 2020.
Certification exams for structural editing, stylistic editing and proofreading will be offered in future years.
The structural editing, stylistic editing and copy editing exams will be held in computer labs on PC computers. Please note that we are not offering the exam on Mac computers.
The proofreading exam, when offered, is completed on paper.
Exam Date 2020
Stylistic editing Saturday, November 21, 2020 10 am to 1 pm
|Editors Canada members||Non-members|
|Two exams (when two are offered in the same year)||$850||$1,050|
The 2020 exam will be offered in Vancouver, 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 exam sites, or if your personal circumstances make it a hardship for you to attend an exam site, you may qualify for our new remote testing program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.