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.
  • Practitioner status is awarded to members who have developed a breadth of professional knowledge in assessment and are committed to their professional development.
  • 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.

Cambridge Assessment (Practitioner, 2009)

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

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.’

View a List of Accredited Members of AEA-Europe

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

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.

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.