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|What The Exam Is About|
The exam consists of 145 four-item multiple choice questions and is available year-round at nearly 700 ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide, including 350 in the United States and Canada.
Specialized security protocols, including identification verification, video surveillance, and professional proctoring, resemble those employed by licensers for Certified Public Accountants and FINRA securities dealers.
The test is a rigorous examination built objectively by e-discovery experts, audited by a global job-task survey, and appraised by a community of e-discovery scholars. For details on the exam’s construction, click here.
Candidates receive results immediately upon completion, passing at about a 69% rate. Those who do not pass may retake the exam after two months.
Areas of Focus
The CEDS certification exam probes 15 e-discovery fields as selected by a global taskforce of practicing e-discovery specialists and validated by an ACEDS-sponsored survey. These include:
Preparing for the certification exam