VAA Final Exam

Click on the link below to download the final exam to your computer. Please also click on the fill-in answer sheet link and download the answer sheet as well. Fill it in looking at the exam questions.

Don’t worry about taking the exam for your certification. It is 50 multiple-choice and fill-in questions. It is open-book and you can use any notes or downloads or anything on the web site while you take it. The only thing we ask is that you not complete the final with someone else doing the course. We have no way of judging your readiness to take on author clients unless you take the final on your own.

You may also take it as many times as you need to if you do not pass the first time. A passing score is 83% or above (you have to miss 8 or fewer questions). We will let you know what questions you miss.

The final exam only covers the author service topics (manuscript creation, publishing and book marketing) and not any information on creating a business or marketing to authors.

VAA Training and Certification Program Final Exam


When you have completed the exam, email the answer sheet only to

We make every effort to grade the exams within three business days of receipt.

Personal Note

It matters to us that you and your VAA business succeed. We are devoted to helping people become published, to helping great books get to readers who want and need them and to helping the people who are the essential professionals who work in the book publishing industry.

Sometimes one of the best ways we can help you is by being a resource to your authors as a book coach and publishing strategist. We work with authors all over the world who want to understand how to get their books published most successfully. If it would help you and support your work to have a one-time three-way call with you as a VAA, your author, and us, we are happy to do that at no charge.  For more information please visit our website at:

Best wishes for tremendous success!

Janica Smith and Michelle Scappace

Virtual Author’s Assistant Program Directors

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