If you achieved accreditation in 2011, your application for renewal is due by the end of August 2016.
How do I apply for renewal of accreditation?
To apply for renewal of accreditation, you must complete and submit the renewal of accreditation form, and pay the renewal fee by the due date.
Applications may be submitted any time from 30 April 2016 but no later than 31 August 2016. The renewal of accreditation fee is payable when you submit your application.
In applying for renewal of accreditation, you need to demonstrate that over the five years since your accreditation you have:
- been actively employed or involved in the editing profession, and
- undertaken a range of relevant professional development activities.
What is the renewal fee and how do I pay it?
A renewal of accreditation fee must be paid when you submit your application. The fee is $150 for current financial members of IPEd and $175 for non-members.
There are two payment options: electronic funds transfer or cheque/money order. Payment by electronic funds transfer is preferred.
Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
Account no: 0409 323
Reference: use your initial and surname followed by RA (e.g. 'JAnyone RA')
Cheque / money order
Payee: IPEd Ltd
Post to: Secretary, IPEd Ltd
PO Box 8
Coopers Plains Qld 4108
How do I fill in and submit my application?
The renewal of accreditation form is a PDF form that you can fill in online. After filling it in, save a copy to your computer, and then send it as an attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems filling the form in online, you can print a copy of the form and fill it in manually. You can provide additional typed sheets if you wish, providing you answer the specific questions as they are asked on the form and number them accordingly.
Scan the completed PDF form (and any additional sheets) and email them to email@example.com. Alternatively, you may post the printed form to:
Secretary, IPEd Ltd
PO Box 8
Coopers Plains Qld 4108
Which sections of the form do I need to complete?
You must complete BOTH Section A and Section B as follows:
- Section A (answer at least ALL questions marked with an asterisk)
- Section B (complete a minimum of THREE questions).
Section C is provided for those who wish to make an alternative case for renewal of accreditation.
Section A. Continuing employment / involvement in the editing profession
You will need to accurately describe your relevant employment and/or your involvement in the editing profession over the past five years. Remember to complete ALL questions marked with an asterisk (*) and any others that apply to you.
Section B. Professional development
In Section B, you will need to demonstrate that you have undertaken a range of professional development activities over the past five years. You must answer at least three (3) of the seven questions and provide relevant examples.
Section C. Alternative case for renewal of accreditation (optional)
This section should only be completed if your editing activities during the past five years do not fit into the areas specified in Sections A and B. Section C offers you the opportunity to provide additional information to support your application for renewal of accreditation.
When is my application and payment due?
Your application and payment were due on 31 August 2016.
IPEd may only grant an extension of time in which to submit an application for renewal of accreditation or payment of the fee in exceptional circumstances. For more information about this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to provide evidence?
You do not need to submit evidence with your application. However, you must retain all relevant documents to prove your claims. IPEd and the Accreditation Board reserve the right to check into claims made by applicants and may contact you for further information if necessary. In submitting your application you are declaring that the statements in it are true.
The type of records that may be accepted as evidence include statements from employers/clients, appropriate email records, receipts, invoices, testimonials, academic records/transcripts, conference papers you have prepared, lists of delegates, meeting minutes, printouts showing participation in online forums.
How will applications be assessed?
Your information will be assessed by an approved assessor who will be either a distinguished editor (DE) or an accredited editor (AE) not applying for renewal this year. Your application will need to demonstrate that you have been actively involved in the editing profession and have undertaken a range of professional development activities over the last five years. The assessor may contact you for further information if necessary.
When will I be notified of the decision?
Providing you complete all of the required details on the application form and are available if the assessor has any questions, you should be notified of the decision within eight weeks of the closing date of applications. If it is necessary to contact you for clarification, the outcome of your application may be delayed.
What if I don’t agree with the decision?
You may appeal in writing to the chair of the Accreditation Board at email@example.com outlining your reasons. You must do this within TWO weeks of notification of the Board’s decision.
Your application will be reviewed by a different assessor and a member of the Accreditation Board who is not applying for renewal of accreditation at that time. Their decision will be final, and you will be notified within three weeks of the Board receiving notice of your appeal.
Can I reapply if I don’t succeed this time?
Yes, if you are unsuccessful, you may reapply the next time renewal of accreditation is available. You will need to pay the fee that applies for that year.
Can I continue to call myself an AE if my application is not approved?
No. The postnominal AE can only be used if your accreditation is current. If your accreditation lapses, either because you do not apply for renewal of accreditation or because you fail to demonstrate sufficient information to justify your renewal, you must cease to use the designation AE.
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
If these guidelines don’t answer all of your questions, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.