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The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication. Technical communicators research and create information about technical processes or products directed to a targeted audience through various forms of media.

Upcoming Webinars

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Professional Certification through the Society for Technical Communication


The Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundation is open. This certification will be a timed test covering nine core skill areas of technical communication. More information on the certification program and the nine areas can be found in the January 2016 issue of Intercom. Sample questions have also been posted online.

The STC Certification program is a three-tiered professional certification: Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert.

  • The Foundation Certification will focus on knowledge of the field. To achieve the Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundational designation, applicants will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of best practices in technical communication by passing a test.
  • The Practitioner Certification will demonstrate mastery of applying best practices and leading others in their use. The achievement of the Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Practitioner designation may consist of a written test and an evaluation of work product.
  • The Expert Certification requirements will require a set of work products and expert interviews. (Those who achieved the Certified Professional Technical Communicator designation in 2012-2014 have been awarded the Certified Professional Technical Communicator Expert certification.)

Upcoming Online Courses

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Save the Date for the 2017 Summit

7-10 May, in Washington, DC, Gaylord National Resort.

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STC’s Technical Communication Summit is the premier conference for technical communication education and networking. The conference attracts 600 attendees and 40 exhibitors over a 3 day period and brings together like minded individuals to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field.