Certification Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to sit for the certification exam, IQCP candidates must meet specific educational and professional experience requirements. Using terminology of the United States educational system:
- A bachelor's (or equivalent) or higher degree and at least three (3) years of information/data quality related work experience, including 4,500 hours performing, leading or directing information/data quality activities within the performance domains of the IQCP Framework.
- A high school diploma (or equivalent), or any degree less than a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and at least five (5) years of information/data quality related work experience, including 7,500 hours performing, leading or directing information/data quality activities within the performance domains of the IQCP Framework
The three and five years of experience do not have to be continuous, but must have been accrued within the last ten consecutive years prior to the application submission date. Equivalent degrees and diplomas from institutions outside the United States can be used as substitutes.
Compliance to the experience and education requirements will be assessed through the application and audit processes. If you do not satisfy the eligibility criteria, your application for certification will be declined and you will not be able to sit for the exam.