Obtain certification through an official examination conducted in Japan Also available online
International Protocol Accreditation Association Exam
International Protocol qualifications
International protocol is the knowledge and behaviour of international standards and is an essential international communication skill for diplomacy, international business and private life.
It is also an international education, and by demonstrating the correct manner appropriate to the occasion, enables students to facilitate international exchange and conduct themselves in a suitable and appropriate manner as a world-class citizen.
By acquiring international skills, which English alone is not enough, learners gain confidence and can play an active role in the world as leaders of the global society of the future.
ICPA provides a strong and cooperative learning support system so that learners can learn at ICPA, verify their skills with IPAA examinations, learn again, and continue to learn and acquire skills that belong to them.
*Please note that for the time being in 2022, examinations are available only in Japanese. English text are on preparation.
International skills qualifications
Issued by the International Protocol Accreditation Association
International Protocol Examination
Eleven steps, starting from Level 5, to confirm knowledge of international etiquette, international protocol and cross-cultural business protocol. Up to Level 3, all content is combined; from Pre-Level 2, each category is divided into different categories.
Certified lecturer qualifications
ICPA professional development and IPAA accredited lecturer qualification to enable you to work both domestically and internationally Once qualified, you can work in a secure environment with support from ICPA.
“Knowledge is Power, Power provides Information; Information leads to Education, Education breeds Wisdom; Wisdom is Liberation. People are not liberated because of lack of knowledge.”
Confidence in international competence
Three categories and eight grades
There are three types of examinations, all of which are divided into eight levels: levels five, four and three are held online, while levels two and above are held at a venue. Certifications are time-limited and a different exam is held each time. IPAA certification and ICPA licences allow you to train as a lecturer.
International Social Etiquette and Protocol, intercultural awareness
International general knowledge, international etiquette, protocol and international education, which will be useful for life in an international society.
Global Business Protocol and intercultural theory
Cross-cultural business common sense in today’s global society, test of international business education Essential as an international business skill.
International Protocol of Diplomacy
Certificate in diplomatic culture essential as a diplomatic skill. Useful mainly for those involved in diplomacy.
Valid for those who wish to take their international protocol to the next level.
Certifications, professional licences
The International Protocol Accreditation Association and ICPA form a formidable and exclusive partnership