Kick start your career in advertising with the global version of the IPA Foundation Certificate, adapted for candidates outside of the UK. With 16,000 graduates in over 60 countries, the IPA Foundation Certificate is the world's number one professional advertising qualification.
Anyone outside of the UK with less than a year’s experience in an advertising, marketing or communications role. From recent graduates in their first year to people entering the industry from another profession.
If you are based in the UK, please visit Foundation Certificate (UK).
This version of the certificate has been specially designed for candidates from outside of the UK. This 'global' version is edited by and contributed to by practitioners working across different markets and contains examples and case studies from across the globe, ensuring that the learning is relevant to you, wherever you are from.
View the full Foundation Certificate syllabus.
Please select your chosen exam date from the ‘Intakes’ drop down on this page and proceed to checkout.
Once booked, you can access and start your online learning via the IPA website. To access, please head to your personal IPA portal via the profile icon and click on ‘Training’. Or, visit your personal Training page.
IPA Members can access the Foundation Certificate online learning free of charge. Simply select “Free Learning for IPA Members” from the Intakes drop down. If you are based in the UK, please visit the Foundation Certificate (UK) booking page.
NOTE: The free online learning intake is not inclusive of an exam date. To achieve the Certificate, you must book onto, sit and pass an exam.
If you are purchasing the Certificate as a business based outside of the UK and believe you should not be charged VAT on the sale, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org before making your booking. If your business is based in the EU, we will ask you to confirm your VAT number before making your booking. This VAT number will be recorded as part of your sale transaction. If your business is based outside the EU, we will ask for further evidence of your business location.
The Foundation Certificate Qualification Policies are applicable to all exam bookings.
We operate a 14-day cancellation policy. Please view the Qualification Policies for further details.
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