Entry to the IPA Exam

Update July 2023: The International Phonetic Association certificate examination, originally considered a teacher training qualification in the days before phonetics was widely available in university and college courses, ran for 115 years. However, over recent years candidate numbers have dwindled to the point where it is no longer viable and at a meeting of the IPA Executive on 19 June 2023, there was general agreement that the examination should now be discontinued.

Accordingly, the examination has now been formally withdrawn.