Textbook Edition Policy

Please note that this policy has been revised effective May 1, 2023.

CIP and GIE textbooks are subject to regular revisions, and new editions are published at scheduled intervals. In most cases, your exam will be automatically booked for the current active edition.

Textbook Selection (Transitional)

The following process applies only to exams taking place prior to December 2023.

Certain exams based on the previous textbook edition will remain available through November 2023. Please see the list posted to the Textbooks, Online Resources, and Addenda page for details of the courses and editions. 

If you are writing an exam in one of these specified courses, you must select the appropriate textbook edition before you can schedule your examination. You will not receive your booking email until your textbook edition is selected. You will be notified that you are registered in a two-textbook exam via the following:
• Order confirmation email
• Online member account
• Reminder emails after the examination entry deadline is closed

You can view or make changes to the textbook edition exam assigned to you at any time before your exam in your IIC member account under My Textbook Editions.

Matching Exams & Textbook Editions

Effective December 2023, once a new textbook edition has been released, CIP and GIE examinations are based on the new textbook edition only. You will be automatically booked for that edition based on your course registration, and you are responsible for ensuring that you study from the most up-to-date materials. You can check which editions are in effect for the next exam session at our Textbooks, Online Resources, and Addenda page.

When a new edition of a textbook is published, the eBook version will be posted in the learning management system (LMS) for registered students to access, along with a summary of changes. If you purchased the previous edition but have registered for a deferred or rewrite exam, you can access this updated content in the LMS at no additional charge.

In all cases, it is your responsibility to obtain any course or text revisions and ensure you are using the correct textbook edition for your course and examination. Once the exam is opened, you must attempt the exam assigned to you.