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IAB Certifications

IAB Certifications

The mission of the IAB Certification program is to ensure that digital advertising professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving interactive media marketplace. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has created these certifications as part of its on-going role in creating standards for the digital world.


Digital Advertising Certification

Digital Advertising Foundations Certification

The DAFC examination is intended for new digital media/advertising professionals.

Digital Ad Operations Certification

Digital Ad Operations Certification

The DAOC examination is for professionals involved in digital ad operations.

Digital Media Sales Certification

Digital Media Sales Certification

The DMSC examination is intended for digital media sales professionals.

Digital Media Buying and Planning Certification

Digital Media Buying and Planning Certification

The DBPC examination is for digital media buyers and planners.


Before scheduling an exam, you must receive an authorization-to-test email from For more information, visit the IAB Certification Website. You may also contact or (212) 609-3728.

Get certified from your home or office

Take your IAB exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the IAB online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Scheduling for a computer-based exam

Your authorization-to-test email will tell you the first and last dates you may take the exam. It is up to you to make an appointment to take the exam in that timeframe. Exam appointments may be made up to one business day in advance. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When scheduling your exam, you will need your IAB candidate ID number from the authorization-to-test email sent to you upon completion of the application process.

To locate test centers near you, follow this link.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Last updated 2020-06-09