Associate (ACIEA) membership


Associate Membership is a voting grade of membership open to anyone who has relevant qualifications or training in educational assessment and has a minimum of one year's assessment experience or has obtained the CIEA Certificate in Educational Assessment and who can fulfil the eligibility criteria described below.

Examples of relevant qualifications include BA/BSc/BEd /CertEd/MA/MSc/Postgraduate Certificate in Education/Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/PhD or Assessor Qualifications .

Continuing professional development may include in-house or externally delivered training courses or events that relate to educational assessment.


An Associate Member will:

  • have relevant qualifications or be able to provide evidence of completing training or continuing professional development in educational assessment
  • have obtained the CIEA Certificate in Educational Assessment or have a minimum of one year’s assessment experience undertaking the majority of the following activities:

Preparing for assessment

  • Understand the principles of assessment
  • Know what, when and how to assess
  • Set appropriate assessment tasks

Conducting assessment

  • Understand assessment criteria
  • Understand assessment task and criteria
  • Assess a quota of learners’ work in accordance with the assessment criteria and procedures

Standardise own assessments

  • Select and moderate appropriate samples of work

Feeding back after assessment

  • Provide/check reports for candidates and organisations
  • Provide a range of quality feedback to facilitate student learning.

Performing effectively

  • Plan and undertake assessment activities to required procedures and deadlines
  • Identify and plan for improvement in own performance
  • Use appropriate resources to meet development goals and enhance performance.

Managing and working with others

  • Cooperate with other team members to achieve the goals of the assessment team
  • Encourage and support others to develop their competence as opportunities arise
  • Communicate effectively to ensure agreed commitments are fulfilled
  • Embrace and effect change.

How to apply

Fill in the online inquiry form in order to receive an application pack.

Your Associate Member application must include:

  • The completed application form
  • The completed Associate proforma
  • A CV
  • Certified* copies of qualifications or evidence of RPL

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