How it works

The AEA-Europe accreditation scheme has three levels: Associate, Practitioner and Fellow. If you would like to have your experience, knowledge and expertise in assessment accredited click here for evaluation criteria and more information about what you need to apply.

If you would like to apply please email your submission to the secretariat at

Applying for AEA-Europe accreditation as Fellow, Practitioner or Associate

If you have not yet benefited from AEA-Europe accreditation as a Fellow, Practitioner or Associate then maybe this year you should think about applying. This possibility is open only to individual members of the Association and employees of corporate members. If you represent a corporate member then do encourage anyone in your organisation who might be interested in accreditation to apply. Application requires a little effort, but the effort will be worth making to achieve formal recognition as an assessment professional.

There is no longer a deadline for accreditation application, but applications received before the end of August will be processed in time for successful applicants to be presented with their certificates during the Annual Conference in November. Later applications will be dealt with as they arrive, but the evaluation process might not be finished in time for the conference award ceremony in the current year.

Click here for a list of AEA-Europe accredited members.

Why go for accreditation?

AEA-Europe’s accreditation scheme provides recognition of experience, knowledge and expertise in assessment. Here, members who successfully applied for accreditation say how becoming accredited helped them in their professional development.

Cambridge Assessment (Practitioner, 2009)

‘Although I have been working in assessment for 20 years, I have no actual qualification in the subject, so id’s rewarding to have the public acknowledgement from a reputable body such as AEA-Europe.’

Testing Board of Professional Competence Assessment, Ukraine (Fellow, 2008)

‘I have been invited to join as a national expert to review and modernization of school-leaving/university-entrance exam program in Ukraine. I believe that status of AEA-Europe Fellow was definitely helpful to get this important position.’

Head of International Education, Cambridge International Examinations (Fellow, 2009)

‘The Fellowship status is very useful to me in working with ministries and other clients, as it validates their trust in me and assures them of my professional status.’

Senior Teaching Fellow, University College, London (Practitioner, 2009)

‘The process of applying for accreditation as a practitioner of the AEA-Europe was extremely worthwhile. It gave me the opportunity to document my experience, define my role, and reflect on areas for future development.’

University of Twente, The Netherlands (Fellow, 2008)

‘Being awarded the status of fellow, enabled me to demonstrate that my research was considered to be innovative and had contributed the field of educational measurement. It also enabled me to demonstrate that I had contributed to training and education of both students and professionals. In other words, the association enabled me to move forward in academic life.’