Register now for Editors Canada’s 2024 Professional Certification exams

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Do you have several years of experience as an editor?

Have you already achieved a high level of expertise?

Get the recognition you deserve. Register now for Editors Canada’s 2024 Professional Certification exams in Copy Editing and Stylistic Editing.

2024 Editors Canada Professional Certification exams

Exams offered

  • Copy Editing
  • Stylistic Editing

Exam date

Copy Editing

Saturday, November 16, 2024
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., local time to candidate

Stylistic Editing

Saturday, November 16, 2024
2 p.m. to 5 p.m., local time to candidate

Register early and save

Discounted early-bird pricing is in effect!

Register by Monday, September 16, 2024, and save $50 for each exam.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 16, 2024, at 11:59 p.m., EDT.

Editors Canada members save even more

Editors Canada members benefit from additional savings of $100 per exam, so registering early for both exams as a member can save you up to $350. That’s more than the cost of an annual membership!

Professional recognition

By passing one of the 2024 professional certification exams, you will be recognized as a Certified Copy Editor or Certified Stylistic Editor.

If you’re pursuing the full certification of Certified Professional Editor (CPE), this may be the year to complete your CPE designation.

Four reasons to register today

  1. Professional Certification credentials are recognized indicators of quality. The exam requires experience and expertise, and can challenge even the most seasoned editors. Earning this credential proves that you know your stuff.
  2. As the Editors Canada Professional Certification program gains recognition, promoting yourself as a certified editor tells prospective clients that you are the best of the best. It can also enable you to raise your fees.
  3. Professional Certification is a requirement for some jobs. Examples of employers that ask for our certification program credentials include the governments of Nova Scotia and Ontario.
  4. The challenge of studying for the exam can be rewarding. Join a study group, review everything you know (or think you know), quiz yourself—and learn from your mistakes. Determine areas for improvement, and gain confidence in your skills.

On your marks, get set, register!

If you’re certification-ready, today is the day to take the first step toward the recognition you deserve. Get the gold standard of editing.

More information

Visit to learn more about our landmark Professional Certification program.

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