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The main aim of the IFPASA Fellowship program is to certify its fellow members and equip them with the State of the Art professional certification in the Scientific Assessment domain acting as the most important tools for scientific empowerment and cognitive rehabilitation for scientific arbitration of practitioners, researchers and academicians, which necessarily lead to building a nucleus of scientific arbitration professionals based on solid scientific and professional foundations.

The program offers four foundation certificates leading to the Certified International Academic Arbitrator and Scientific Assessor designation as highlighted in the Certification Roadmap below.

IFPASA fellows can start their journey by setting for and passing each of the four certificate exams proceedings the final IAASA certification and receive the IAASA designation, or choose to expedite the process and set for the IAASA comprehensive exam.

Certification Roadmap

IAASA Body of Knowledge

The IAASA Body of Knowledge consists of five primary phases, Peer Review, Academic Referee, Academic Arbitration, and Scientific Assessment. Each phase is broken down into sub-categories consisting of individual subject matter topics.

The IAASA Body of Knowledge™ is a collection of a set of topics and subject matters intended to be a representation of the globally accepted, minimum competencies and core proficiencies requisite of the International Academic Arbitrator and Scientific Assessor – IAASA Certification.

IAASA Standards are diversely recognized as relevant and practical versions of the knowledge expectations of Academic Peer Reviewers, Assessors and Arbitrators.  It establishes for the development of Academic and Scientific Arbitration and Assessment as a recognized profession, working in line with universal scientific and professional standards.

The IAASA Body of Knowledge Standard is an interwoven element to both IFPASA Fellowship and IAASA Certifications. IAASA endeavors to ensure that academicians and researchers seeking IAASA Accreditation adequately demonstrate their alignment to the IAASA Body of Knowledge in their content coverage, form of training delivery, duration and competency. IAASA Certification Exams are constructed based upon the topics within the IAASA Body of Knowledge. Through proctored examination, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of competency in the topics defined within the IAASA Body of Knowledge.