Los Angeles has made the cut!

Los Angeles has made the cut for the August examination!

REMINDER: the deadline for pick your site is Friday, May 15, this Friday!

Here are the other cities in the running, as of this moment (when five candidates choose a city, it becomes official):

4 – Washington
3 – Atlanta, Chicago, Dayton, New York
2 – Albany, Austin, Baton Rouge, Helena (MT), San Antonio
1 – Charleston (SC), Denver, Hong Kong, Houston, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Tulsa

Deadline for “Pick Your Site” Locations Approaching – May 15, 2015

Examination Sites for August 19th, 2015

Pending “Pick Your Site” Locations

Below are the other sites that have been petitioned for this year. We need 5 individuals to make a site destination and the deadline is May 15, 2015, sso please check below to see if there is a site that meets your needs and send a request to aca@caphill.com. We have averaged 10 “Pick Your Site” administrations per exam cycle.

  • Washington DC, MA ( 4 petitions)
  • Chicago, IL (3 petitions)
  • Los Angeles, CA (3 petitions)
  • Albany, NY (2 petitions)
  • Atlanta, GA (2 petitions)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (2 petitions)
  • Dayton,OH (2 petitions)
  • Helena, MT (2 petitions)
  • New York, NY (2 petitions)
  • Austin, TX (1 petition)
  • Denver, CO (1 petition)
  • Hong Kong, China (1 petition)
  • Houston, TX (1 petition)
  • Kansas City, KA (1 petition)
  • New Orleans, LA (1 petition)
  • San Antonio, TX (1 petition)
  • St. Louis, MO (1 petition)
  • Tulsa, OK (1 petition)

To petition for a site

Picking your site is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. NETWORK — Any city nominated by 5 applicants will be designated a “Pick Your Site” location.  Just get four of your friends to take the test with you or find some new friends on our Facebook page to make your preferred city a “Pick Your Site” location.
  2. APPLY — Every member of your group must check the “Pick Your Site” box on the application form and write the name of the city where they want to take the test.
  3. TEST — If all 5 applications are approved, the exam will be held in the designated city.
If you have additional questions about the “Pick Your Site” process, please contact ACA Secretariat Steve Grandin.

Looking to help out your profession? Looking to get some additional points for recertification?

If the answer is yes to either question, we ask you to consider serving as proctor for the 2015 Certified Archivist examination.  The exam will be given on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Cleveland, OH (the site of the SAA Annual Meeting); Boise, ID; Buffalo, NY; Jacksonville, FL; Little Rock, AR; and Sacramento, CA.  It will also be given anywhere 5 or more eligible candidates wish to sit for the exam (we have averaged 11 additional “Pick Your Site” locations per year since 2004); those sites won’t be finalized until June.

The examination will last from 9:00 a.m. until noon; we ask proctors to arrive by 8:30 to check in candidates.  The proctor’s duties include receiving the examination materials prior to the exam, checking in and reading directions to candidates, distributing and collecting the examinations, and returning the examination materials to the ACA office (we provide pre-addressed, pre-posted envelopes!).

If you would be interested in serving as a proctor, please respond by return email.  Please note that you do not need to host the examination to serve as a proctor; if, however, you would be interested in hosting an administration of the exam (even if you can’t proctor), we would be interested in hearing from you, too!

We have had tremendous responses in the past to our call for proctors and site hosts, so assignments will made on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, if you are in doubt, please do not hesitate to volunteer – we often have to search for some predetermined site proctors, and we never know where “Pick Your Site” locations (and proctors) will be needed!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Grandin at the ACA Central Office at aca@caphill.com

We thank you for your assistance!

Several New Job Postings !

Please see individual websites for more information:



Please send job ads that require, desire, or prefer a CA to kate@certifiedarchivists.org.

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