The Examinations and Assessment Unit of the Institute functions as the examining body for all the thirty-eight (38) public and two (2) private Diploma Awarding Colleges of Education in Ghana. Currently, the Institute conducts four (4) types of examinations for students pursuing the following programmes:
1. The 3-year Post-secondary Diploma in Basic Education (DBE)
2. The Untrained Teachers' Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) designed for untrained teachers in the public schools. Of late, the International Foundation for Self-Help (IFESH) has also started supporting untrained teachers for the same purpose.
3. The Diploma in Basic Education (Sandwich) designed for practising Certificate ‘A' teachers, and
4. The Untrained Teachers' Certificate ‘A' Programme, which is of 4 years duration instead of three.