An Assessment Practising Certificate provides approved recognition that the holder has relevant and up-to-date knowledge of dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD), and has the experience and competence to undertake diagnostic assessments and reports.
An Assessment Practising Certificate is a licence to practice for those carrying out assessments in schools for Exam Access Arrangements and in colleges for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Many schools and college employers also now require their specialist teaching or support staff to obtain an Assessment Practising Certificate.
In order to obtain an Assessment Practising Certificate, you must be a qualified specialist teacher/assessor in dyslexia/SpLD or have at least seven years of experience in providing full diagnostic assessments PRIOR to making an application.
Dyslexia Action fees are the same as all three APC issuing bodies which are set by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) and are detailed below (fees apply until 2018 and may be subject to change after this time).