[quote=“moomoojuice”]You don’t get what I’m saying. Previously you needed to have a CELTA certificate to become an IELTS examiner. Now anyone who does the short First Certificate course can become an IELTS examiner.
Of course the courses are completely different. That’s my point. People with CELTA probably feel a bit cheesed off that unqualified teachers can now take the easy, cheap route to becoming an examiner, whereas they had to take the difficult and expensive route. Are CELTA qualified IELTS examiners going to get paid more than examiners with the First Certificate? What advantage is there now in terms of job seeking in having CELTA?[/quote]
No, you are the one who is mistaken. You can not become an examiner with the First Certificate Course! Whatever gave you that idea?
The “First Certificate” course isn’t a recognized qualification. It is simply a means to prepare people to teach IELTS preparation courses. It has nothing at all to do with examining.
To be an IELTS examiner, you need to be well qualified.