Editors Canada - 2019 Certification Exam Registration

Being certified by Editors Canada is the recognition of an editor's high level of professional knowledge and skill. In today's competitive job market, certification demonstrates your expertise—and gives you a marketing advantage.

The Gold Standard of Editing

Registration is now open for the 2019 certification exam in copy editing.

By passing the 2019 certification exam, you will be recognized as a Certified Copy Editor.

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

Registration closes on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Computer Testing

This year's Editors Canada Copy Editing certification exam will be offered on PC computers.  Please note that we are not offering the certification exams on Mac computers.

Exam Date

Copy Editing     Saturday, November 16, 2019   10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exam Locations

The following exam locations are planned, based on demand: Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.

Remote Locations

Beginning in 2018, Editors Canada is pleased to offer the professional certification exams for candidates in remote locations.

For more information about the criteria and application process for writing the Copy Editing certification exam remotely, please visit:

Benefits of Certification

If you're an editor, certification

  • provides official recognition of your high level of knowledge and skill
  • serves as a powerful marketing tool and may allow you to command a higher salary
  • earns you the respect of your peers
  • supports you in your search for professional development activities that ensure you continue to do excellent work

If you're an employer, certification

  • ensures your staff meet industry standards for quality of work
  • provides meaningful professional development opportunities for your employees—before and after they are certified 

If you hire editors, certification

  • allows you to hire employees and freelancers with the professional skills and knowledge you need
  • makes the selection and hiring process easier

Certification Credential Maintenance

Editors who pass the November 2019 exam will be required to maintain their certification credentials. Credential maintenance involves earning professional development points and paying an annual administration fee. Credential maintenance adds value to your credentials and to the certification program by 

  • assuring employers and clients that certified editors are keeping their skills and knowledge up-to-date editing skills and knowledge
  • giving you an easy way to track and support your skills and knowledge through your professional development
  • encouraging certified editors to contribute to the editing community by sharing knowledge and skills

For more information on credential maintenance, go to .

Date & Time: Nov 16, 2019 10:00 AM to
Nov 16, 2019 01:00 PM
[America/Toronto UTC -5]

Location: Addresses and other location information will be sent to exam writers
Street addresses to be confirmed
Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa
Registration Closes: Oct 25, 2019 11:59 PM

Event Coordinator:

Useful Links: Certification Test Preparation Guides
Certification website
Editors Canada
Meeting Professional Editorial Standards
Professional Editorial Standards
 Registration Fees View Waiver
Editors Canada member or student affiliate Price
Copy Editing Exam  
Non-member (use registrant type above if you also want to join Editors Canada) Price
Copy Editing Exam  

Registration is now closed.


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