Eff Test Certificate (UK)

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and measure advertising and marketing effectiveness.

Develop a rigorous approach to campaign evaluation with the IPA Eff Test Certificate.

The Eff Test will be going offline from 27 March 2020 for our redevelopment project.

The final opportunity to sit the Eff Test exam before the qualification goes offline is 27 February 2020, booking deadline 3 January.

Alternatively, you can register your interest to be notified when the new Eff Test launches in Summer 2020.

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Who is this qualification for?

For candidates in the UK. If you are based outside of the UK, please visit Global Eff Test.

Primarily aimed at mid-level planners, account handlers and brand managers.

But, anyone involved in strategic development and the evaluation of effective creative work across all disciplines – be it agency or client-side - will find this course invaluable. 

What are the benefits?

Completing the Eff Test will allow you to:

  • Prove the value of your contribution to your client’s business.
  • Improve your client relationships by speaking their language.
  • Design a measurement programme that evaluates multi-platform activity, from sponsorship, digital and promotional to CRM and DM activity.
  • Confidently and correctly analyse the impact and effect of any campaign.
  • Write a brilliant effectiveness paper.
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How the qualification is delivered and assessed

  • 35 hours of online learning accessible through the IPA website on any device, or via the IPA Learning app.
  • You should allow for 2-3 months of study prior to sitting the exam.
  • Formal 2-hour online exam.
  • If you pass the exam, you will be awarded a digital certificate of completion and 3 MIPA stars towards personal accreditation.

The IPA Eff Test Certificate Policies are applicable to all exam bookings.


  • Members: £350 + VAT
  • Non-Members: £700 + VAT

For more information, please email learning@ipa.co.uk

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Taking the Eff Test has added rigour to all of the things that I took for granted around measuring the effectiveness of our work. It also inspired me to try new techniques and implement best practice. As a champion for effectiveness and effectiveness awards entries across my agency group, this has been invaluable. It has given me knowledge, tools and techniques that I can ingrain throughout our business and culture.