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Information on the Renewal of Accreditation.

Renewal of Accreditation

Accredited Editors (AE) must renew their accreditation every five (5) years to maintain their accreditation status. To renew their accreditation, AEs must meet criteria which are set out in Renewal Requirements.

To date, most AEs’ applications to renew their accreditation have been approved. Some AEs have chosen not to renew because they have retired or left the profession.

For details of the renewal application and assessment procedure, see Renewal Procedure.

Term of accreditation

Each term of accreditation lasts five years.

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Renewal schedule

Each cohort of AEs has a different renewal schedule, according to when they passed the accreditation exam. The next four renewal years for each cohort are shown below (the next renewal is in italics):

  • 2008 cohort: 2023, 2028, 2033, 2038
  • 2009 cohort: 2024, 2029, 2034, 2039
  • 2011 cohort: 2021, 2026, 2031, 2036
  • 2012 cohort: 2022, 2027, 2032, 2037
  • 2014 cohort: 2024, 2029, 2034, 2039
  • 2016 cohort: 2021, 2026, 2031, 2036
  • 2018 cohort: 2023, 2028, 2033, 2038
  • 2021 cohort: 2026, 2031, 2036, 2041
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Missed renewal

An AE whose application to renew their accreditation is unsuccessful, or who doesn’t apply to renew their accreditation when it is due, may apply in IPEd’s next renewal round. If their application is approved, their accreditation will last until their own cohort’s next renewal date.

For example, an AE due to renew in 2021 may apply in 2022 instead. If their application is approved, their accreditation will last for four years, until 2026, instead of five years.

An AE who doesn’t apply for two consecutive renewal rounds must resit the accreditation exam if they wish to regain their accredited status. The same applies to an AE whose application to renew their accreditation is unsuccessful for two consecutive renewal rounds.

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Non-renewing editors

AEs who choose not to renew their accreditation, or whose application to renew is unsuccessful, can no longer describe themselves as IPEd Accredited Editors. They must remove all reference to their AE status from their profiles and marketing materials (e.g. websites and business cards). IPEd will remove their names from the list of current AEs and, if they are listed in the IPEd Editors Directory, will remove their AE status in the database.

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Re-accreditation

An AE whose application to renew their accreditation is unsuccessful, or who doesn’t apply to renew their accreditation when it is due, can apply for re-accreditation in IPEd’s next renewal round.

An AE who doesn’t apply to renew their accreditation in two consecutive renewal rounds, or whose applications are unsuccessful, can seek re-accreditation by sitting the accreditation exam at any time.