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IACP Certification Process

The following steps will guide you through applying for your International Advancement Professional (IAP) designation. We look forward to supporting you through this process. Let’s begin!

Step 1: Identify the level for which you are applying—Professional, Senior, or Leader. Ensure you are eligible (check requirements) and develop a plan for your professional growth journey.

Step 2: Create a place electronically or physically to collect all of your documentation.

Step 3: Download the appropriate IACP application PDFs here:

Step 4: Update your application as you travel and keep your documentation.

Step 5: When you have fulfilled all the requirements, send the completed application with the appropriate application fee by mail to:

IACP Registrar:
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Or, email your supporting documentation to

Step 6: Watch for email confirmation that we have received your application and documentation.

Step 7: Look forward to confirmation of your certification or, for Leader Level, communication to set up and carry out the interview. The Registrar will be in contact if there are any issues with your application. This step will take 8–12 weeks.

Please keep a copy of the originals of all submitted materials. Submissions will not be returned.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email or call Marie Kelly, Manager of International Advancement Certification Program (IACP), at 302-656-4944x152.

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