Certification Programme

Consepsys is the internationally recognised certification body for Document Control Professionals.


Our certification programme has been adopted by 750+ companies and organisations (Client References):

  • from 112+ countries on all continents
  • 65+ activity sectors & industries
  • 22 timezones

There are two different levels of certification:

  • Level 1: Certified Document Controller
    • Theory examination
    • and Practical examination
  • Level 2: Certified Lead Document Controller (level 1 is a prerequisite to level 2)
    • Pre-requisite: pass mark at Level 1 
    • and Practical examination
    • and Technical authority examination

How to become a Certified Professional?


To become a Certified Document Controller you must:

  1. Attend the Course: Certified Document Controller and
  2. Obtain a pass mark for the Level 1 examination


To become a Certified Lead Document Controller you must:  

  1. Attend the Course: Certified Document Controller and
  2. Obtain a pass mark for the Level 1 examination and
  3. Attend the Course: Certified Lead Document Controller and
  4. Obtain a pass mark for the Level 2 examination

Examination Fee


The examination fee is separate from the course fee (for 2024 sessions onwards)


Each individual exam sitting costs:





£ 220

€ 240




  • An Examination Pass Certificate is awarded to participants who obtain a pass mark at the examination
  • The certification is valid for 5 years
  • After 5 years, participants must re-certify

Examination Format

The Certification Examination is done via our cutting-edge online examination environment, which integrates a high level of security in order to guarantee integrity and validity.

  • When you attend the course before your examination, we will provide you with a comprehensive tutorial on how the exam platform works
  • You will need specific equipment for your examination, such as a computer with a high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), and a smartphone with a camera. A comprehensive list of requirements will be provided to each exam participant.

How to get started?

The first step on your certification journey is to attend the course "Certified Document Controller"

Frequently Asked Questions


How can I verify the status and validity of my Certification?

  • Use our verification form here
  • Find the summary of the Certification requirements here

I am a recruiter: can I check the Certification status of a candidate?

  • Yes, you can send us a request here. For privacy reasons, we will first contact the prospective employee by email to get their authorisation to share their certification status with you.

What are the changes to the Certification Programme starting 01-Jan-2024?

  • You can find the summary of the changes here.

I was certified by Consepsys, but my certification is expiring soon / has expired: how do I go about recertifying?

  • Please consult the re-certification page here.