What does it mean to be an Accredited member of AEA-Europe?
AEA-Europe’s professional accreditation scheme was first launched in 2007. The scheme provides members of the Association with the opportunity to have their assessment knowledge, skills and expertise recognised through the award of the status of Associate, Practitioner and Fellow of the Association.
Associate status is awarded to members who have started to work professionally in assessment in academic, professional or vocational contexts.
Fellowship is the highest recognition given by AEA-Europe and shows that a member has demonstrated a high level of professionalism in his or her personal practice and made important contributions to the assessment profession as a whole.
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.
Assessment specialist and teacher-trainer, Dr. Amy Hsiao, shares her experience and tells us why she chose to be accredited with AEA-Europe. Read the interview here.
Tilburg University, The Netherlands (Fellow, 2021)
‘I view the AEA-Europe Fellowship accreditation as one means of professionalisation in higher education. It adds formal and professional recognition to your work, but even more it allows you to align your internal professional goals to your own vision of how to measure learning in education.’
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.’
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.’
How to apply
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
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.
Applications for accreditation will be reviewed once a year and the deadline for applications is the 30th April of each year. Successful applicants are presented with their certificates during the Annual Conference in November.
Associate: Blake Ashworth (Pearson)
Practitioner: Ebba Gullberg (Umeå University), Carl-Magnus Haggstrom (Umeå University), Jakob Jakobsson (Umeå University), Linnea Talltjarn (Umeå University), Morgan Thorsell (Umeå University)
Fellow: Dr Amy Hsiou (Tilburg University), Grace Grima (Pearson), Therese Hopfenbeck (University of Melbourne)
Fellow: Deborah Chetcuti (Malta)
Practitioner: Ragnaar Haake (Sweden), Lauren Miller (UK), Dr. Doreen Said Pace (UK)
Practitioner: Tom Gallacher (UK)
Associate: Gary Cole (UK)
Fellows: Damian Murchan (Ireland), Nico Dieteren (The Netherlands), Rolf. V Olsen (Norway)
Practitioners: Agnes Bergbom, Christina Orädd, Gunnar Wästle, Ingela Eriksson, Peder Öberg, Tobias Lundberg, Mikael Hägglund, Michael Nordvall, Maria Johansson, Håkan Montén, (all from Umeå University, Sweden), Jennifer Morrison (Scotland), Sarah Bacon (UK)
Associate: Helena Karlsson (Umeå University, Sweden)
Fellows: Elena Papanastasiou (Cyprus) & Saskia Wools (the Netherlands)
Practitioners: Pia Almarlind, Erika Bergvall, Patric Astrom and Mattias Abrahamsson (all from Sweden), Kevin Mason, Vasu Krishnaswamy and Sarah Hughes (UK) & Ya Ping Hsiao (the Netherlands)
Associates: Jenny Crewe & Andrew Lewis (both UK)
Practitioners: Roel Visseren
Associates: Hannah Montgomery
Fellows: Stephen Dobson
Practitioners: Shakeh Manassian, Man Fung Lo (Kelvin), Sharon Frazer, Lesley Wiseman
Associates: Ya Ping (Amy) Hsiao
Fellows: Bas Hemker
Practitioners: Dr Mahmoud Emira
Fellows: Cor Sluijter, Gordon Stobart
Practitioners: Nico Dieteren, Sarah Hughes
Associates: Gareth Hopkins, Zak Horrocks, Hayo Vink
Fellows: Rose Clesham, Jean-Pierre Jeantheau, Wil Knappers
Practitioners: Milja Curcin, Zeesham Rahman
Fellows: Ayesha Ahmed, Roger Murphy
Practitioners: Wil J Knappers
Associates: Sarah Austin, Angela Bapuji, Mike Dearing, Thomas Harding, Giiuseppina Poliseno, Bradley Smith, James Wise
Fellows: Andrew Boyle, Frans Kleintjes
Practitioners: Helen Harth, Vicky Foley, Andrew Stone
Associates: Louise Cooper
Fellows: Julie Sewell, Angela Verschoor
Practitioners: Ingrid Radtke, Ursula Underhill
Associates: Fatima Lampreia-Carvalho
Fellows: Steven Bakker, Jenny Bradshaw, Newman Burdett, Sarah Maughan, Marina Mrouga, Paul Newton, Alastair Pollitt, Rob van Krieken, Simon Wolming
Practitioners: Rosalind Duhs, Gill Grimshaw, Steve Murray, Rebecca Wheater
Associates: Bernadetta Brzyska, Naomi Rowe, Kathryn Wilkinson, Christine Williams
Fellows: Gabriella Agrusti, Jo-Anne Baird, Kiril Bankov, Irena Bulakh, Theo Eggen, Sandra Johnson, Henk Moelands, Marian Sainsbury, Stuart Shaw, Bernard Veldkamp, Andrew Watts, Christina Wikström
Practitioners: Helen Claydon, Stig Ericsson, Mikalai Fiaskou, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Anders Lexelius, Jenny Lindberg, Gunilla Ogren, Catherine Parkes, Linda Sturman
Associates: Olav Severijnen, Katie Pyle
Fellows: Anton Béguin, Johanna Crighton, Tandi Clausen-May, Mark Dowling, Jannette Elwood, Harvey Goldstein, Wynn Harlen, Galina Kovaleva, Benedetto Vertecchi, Ingemar Wedman
Practitioners: Helen Betts, Frances Brill, Bethan Burge, Hilary Cox, Padraic de Bhaldraithe, Claire Hodgson, Catherine Kirkup, Hugh McManus, Julie Sewell, Juliet Sizmur, Sarah Stockwell
Associates: Alexandra Petridou