Entry to the IPA Exam

An examination is generally held twice a year at a central London venue, usually in May or June and August or September. Intending candidates should apply not less than one month before the date on which they wish to present themselves. The entry fee is £150.00 (£75.00 for student members of the IPA), which should be paid online using the online registration form. Refunds will not normally be given for withdrawals or cancellations made less than one month before the examination date. Any refund is subject to a £20.00 deduction for administrative costs.

Update January 2023: The continued viability of the Certificate examination of the International Phonetic Association is currently under review. At the present time, there are no dates scheduled for future examinations. This information will be updated as soon as possible.

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