Awarding Partner: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

We offer three professional certifications: CFS, GCMA and CPMA. All of our professional certifications are jointly certificated by IQN and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

SQA is sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate. SQA works with organisations such as IQN to develop and deliver qualifications and assessments. Around 15,000 teaching professionals and industry specialists support SQA operations annually. IQN professional certifications have been approved by SQA as SCQF credit-rated qualifications.

SQA has two main roles: accreditation, and awarding qualifications. In Scotland, SQA accredits all qualifications other than degrees.

As awarding body of IQN’s professional certifications, SQA

– validates our professional certifications
– reviews our professional certifications to ensure the qualifications are up to date
– reviews and externally verifies our professional certification exams
– quality-assures our professional certifications and IQN as an organisation
– issues certificates to candidates who have successfully completed our professional certifications

Certification Exam Partner: Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE is our global testing partner for professional certification exams. Pearson VUE psychometricians, solution architects, technologists and security experts are continuously innovating to improve systems and processes. Pearson VUE team support us in content development, programme management, test center operations and candidate services.

At IQN, we are committed to certification exam delivery that is secure, professional and convenient. Our students deserve a test taking environment that is quiet and distraction free. Based on coverage and security requirements of IQN certifications, Pearson VUE has implemented the testing environments, technology and processes to administer IQN certification exams effectively and help our students perform their best.

Pearson VUE’s Integrated Platform allows us to successfully deliver our certification exams in the network of test centers that safeguards IQN exam while providing IQN students a professional testing experience. Our global footprint developed through Pearson VUE allows candidates the flexibility to take IQN certification exams at a place and time convenient to them.