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.
If you are based outside of the UK, please visit the Foundation Certificate (global) booking 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.
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
|27 September 2021||27 August 2021||30 July 2021|
|28 February 2022||17 January 2022||17 December 2021|
|25 April 2022||25 March 2022||25 February 2022|
|27 June 2022||23 May 2022||25 April 2022|
|26 September 2022||26 August 2022||29 July 2022|
The Foundation Certificate Qualification Policies are applicable to all 2021 exam bookings. Please see the 2022 Foundation Certificate Qualification Policies.
We operate a 14-day cancellation policy. Please view the Qualification Policies for further details.
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