Certified Professional Technical Communicator
Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC™) is a new 3-Tier certification scheme developed by APMG on behalf of the Society for Technical Communication.
The Society for Technical Communication is the world's largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. The Society, with headquarters in the United States, has members in over 40 countries and across all continents.
The scheme is designed to validate the skills, knowledge, and competence of technical communicators as they advance in their professional careers. The three tiers are Foundation, Practitioner and Expert. Qualifications for each level move from knowledge of the field for Foundation, to demonstrated competence in Expert.
The scheme covers 9 core areas of technical communication:
- Project Planning
- Project Analysis
- Content Development
- Organizational Design
- Written Communication
- Visual Communication
- Reviewing and Editing
- Content Management
- Production and Delivery
The cost of the exam is $250 US for current STC members and $495 US for non-members. Candidates should be aware that clicking the button below initiates a process to register and choose a booking date and time to take the exam up to a year in the future. All time slots may not be available and scheduling begins 12 hours post registration.
You can see the full list of upcoming accredited Training Courses on the STC website here.