Certification: Certified Professional Technical Communicator - Practitioner

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Successful candidates will demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of best practices in Technical Communication through passing an exam based on the Technical Communication text (see recommended reading below). This will enable them to act as an informed member of a technical writing or communication team within their professional work or in their organization.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?

Third Party Exam Center

Foundation and Intermediate-level exams are available at Pearson VUE centers.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.