IPA Foundation Certificate – October 2nd Exam

Introducing the North American Edition of the IPA Foundation Certificate


The 4A’s is pleased to offer the award-winning IPA Foundation Certificate through a partnership with its UK-based sister organization the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising). The new edition was adapted for the North American market.

Designed For
New hires across all disciplines who have recently joined a role in the advertising, marketing or communications industry.

Enrollment is open now until Friday, August 25, 2017. After your registration, you will have to complete your 35 hrs of self-paced learning before the online exam on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Learn more details about the IPA Foundation Certificate.


  • Member: $600
  • Non-Member: $850

Cancellations will be charged at 50% up to 4 weeks from booking/start date of the course, after this period all cancellations will be charged at 100%.

Candidates will be required to complete the online learning 12 months after signing up. The online access will be ceased after 12-month period or 1 month following the completion of an exam.

4A’s may in rare instances, and on short notice, need to reschedule, abbreviate or even cancel a program or may need to substitute a speaker; this may be caused, for example, by severe weather or other force majeure events. We will provide the earliest notice that we are reasonably able to provide under those circumstances.

Name Changes/Deferrals
There will be a deferral fee of £150/$197 (to be paid online in GBP) per candidate if they cannot sit the exam. This fee is paid online, directly to the IPA, following a deferral request.

Please note Candidates can only defer their place once and must select a next exam date at the point of deferral. Further deferrals following this will be charged full price again or will lose 100% charge of their booking.

There will be a name change fee of £50/$65 charged per change, paid directly to the IPA.

An alternative candidate name must be provided before £50/$65 charge. If this is not provided the candidate must follow cancellation policy. No name changes are accepted after the booking deadline.

No Shows/Re-sitting
A fee will be incurred if the participant is a ‘no show’ and requests to re-sit the exam at a later date without any contact regarding deferral or cancellation.

A fee of £150/$197 will apply and must be paid in full, directly to the IPA, at least 1 week prior to the exam.

Delegates that fail the exam may re-sit the exam at a nominated date. A fee of £150/$197 will apply and must be paid in full, directly to the IPA, when they agree the next exam date.

Please review the full policy here.

Please contact ipa@aaaa.org.