Kick start your career in advertising with the IPA Foundation Certificate. With 16,000 graduates in over 60 countries, the IPA Foundation Certificate is the world's number one professional advertising qualification.
Anyone 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.
View the full Foundation Certificate syllabus.
For more information, download the qualification brochure here.
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 here.
If you are based outside of the UK, please visit the Foundation Certificate (global) booking page.
If you wish to be notified when bookings will open for the following 2021 exam intakes in April, June or September, please register your interest here.
IPA Members can access the Foundation Certificate online learning free of charge. Simply select “Free Learning for IPA Members” from the Intakes drop down.
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.
Booking Deadline Members
Booking Deadline Non-Members
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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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