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The APAC-BE certification exam is available through PearsonVUE testing centers and OnVUE online proctoring.

Details on registration will be provided to the candidate after their application is approved 
by the APAC Board.
An application is considered complete only after full payment is made.

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4 reasons to become an APAC-BE

Becoming an APAC-BE shows commitment to the accessibility profession. 

APAC-BEs show a dedication to upholding the standards of accessibility and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge in the profession.

A national certification exam has long been needed in the accessibility profession, as requirements differ widely from state to state. APAC-BEs show their dedication to upholding the standards of accessibility, a commitment to superior professionalism, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge in the profession. 

  1. Gain professional credibility. The APAC-BE credential provides an objective measurement of capabilities and competencies, proving the professional has the skills to do the job.
  2. Grow knowledge and skills. APAC-BEs, through continuing education, stay up to date with the ever-changing codes and laws. Clients will feel secure with the knowledge that their APAC-BE is staying abreast of the most recently updated industry information and techniques. 
  3. Maintain competitive advantage. The APAC-BE certification sets an accessibility professional apart from their peers, showing a demonstrated commitment to understanding and excelling in the profession, while staying on top of the latest developments in the industry.
  4. Increase earning potential. The time and effort invested in becoming an APAC-BE may result in increased income, as many clients will be willing to pay for a certified professional. An increasing number of companies, nonprofits, and government organizations want (or may even be required) to engage accessibility professionals who have certifications from recognized programs.

Study resources

Visit the Study Resources page for a list of topics the exam will cover and helpful resources.


Visit our FAQs page. If you have a question not covered there, please contact Camille North at


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, APAC Board President Contact


Robin Roberts, Chair, APAC Examination and Item-Writing Committee Contact


Robert Ronson, Chair, APAC Appeals Committee Contact 


Camille North, APAC Executive Director Contact


The vision of the Accessibility Professionals Association’s (APA) Certification Program (APAC) is to develop an accredited certification program to aid accessibility professionals in acquiring the necessary skills and assuring accurate application of the applicable standards in project design, use, review, and inspection. The program will identify differences between multiple codes, regulations and laws pertaining to accessibility in the built environment. It will expound on the use and application of the standards between public and private entities.


Establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence among accessibility professionals with knowledge and expertise in pursuit of compliance with accessibility regulations related to the built and physical environment.