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From the Accreditation Board

It’s that time of (every second) year again, and we’re not talking about Christmas! The Accreditation Board (AB) needs volunteers for the 2024 IPEd accreditation exam.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • learn more about the exam and how it runs
  • meet other editors in your branch
  • support your editing colleagues to achieve a significant career milestone.

All exam volunteers must be accredited or distinguished editors (AEs or DEs). If you don’t hold one of these titles but would like to volunteer, contact the AB chair ( to discuss how you might be able to do this.

Reminder for AEs: Volunteering for the accreditation exam counts towards your accreditation renewal.

Invigilators receive a small honorarium for either attending the exam venue or conducting the remote invigilation on exam day. For more information and a position description, please email the AB chair:

Call for volunteers: Invigilators for the exam venues

  • The exam venues may be in any of the following locations, depending on candidate numbers: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Wellington or Auckland.
  • How many invigilators we need for each venue will depend on the number of candidates, but generally we aim to have a minimum of two invigilators per venue. This means we might need up to at least 16 venue invigilators.

Call for volunteers: Invigilators for remote candidates

  • Each remote invigilator will be assigned a remote candidate, ideally in the same time zone and ideally using the same operating system (Windows or Mac).
  • We need one invigilator per candidate. How many remote invigilators we need will depend on how many candidates are approved for a remote sitting.
  • We’re aiming to have a pool of at least 10 remote invigilators.

Note that we have interest from candidates in the UK and Europe, so we might need some remote invigilators who will be available at a later time on exam day (e.g. 3 pm to 8:30 pm for a remote invigilator in Perth).

Invigilators are required to …

  • be comfortable operating, and troubleshooting on, computers
  • attend invigilator training and briefing sessions via Zoom in June or July 2024
  • undertake thorough preparation, including reading all documentation and instructions well before exam day
  • (for venue invigilators) attend their chosen venue between 12 noon (or earlier) and 5.30 pm on exam day – Monday 12 August 2024 – and perform their required duties
  • (for remote invigilators) schedule a practice session with their candidate ahead of the exam
  • (for remote invigilators) be available from 12 noon to 5.30 pm (in their candidate’s time zone) on exam day – Monday 12 August 2024 – to perform their required duties
  • (for the lead venue invigilator and all remote invigilators) complete a short post-exam report.

To express your interest in volunteering, please contact your branch AB delegate or the AB chair (