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CPS (Certified Professional Secretary)

The CPS/CAP examination is developed and administered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The Institute offers two separate certification programs: the CPS rating and the CAP rating. To attain the CPS rating, a candidate must meet certain educational and work experience requirements and pass a three-part, one-day examination. To attain the CAP rating, a candidate must meet certain educational and work experience requirements and pass a four-part, one and one-half day examination. NEW CAP candidates do not receive the CPS rating upon passing parts 1-3 of the CAP exam. Current CPS holders are required to take only Part 4 of the CAP exam. New CAP candidates must pass all four parts of the exam before being awarded any credit.

To learn more about the CPS/CAP exams, and to obtain an official transcript, please contact:

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
PO Box 20404
Kansas City, MO 64195

Phone: 816-891-6600
Fax: 816-891-9118
Web: http://www.iaap-hq.org/

Upon successful completion of all four parts of the exam, and with the authorization of a faculty advisor, successful candidates may be awarded credit for the following courses, provided that appropriate CPS/CAP documentation is submitted.

Certified Administrative Professional - For Previous CPS Holder, Part 4 only: Credits allowed: 3

NEW Certified Administrative Professional - All 4 parts: Credits allowed: 21

Part Course Credits
Parts 1-3
CPS/CAP
ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
AST 102: Keyboarding II 3
AST 205: Business Communications 3
AST 243: Office Administration 3
BUS 205: Human Resources Management 3
BUS 200: Principles of Management 3
Part 4 (CAP) BUS 202: Applied Management Principles 3
Total Credits for CPS/CAP (Parts 1, 2, 3) and CAP (Part 4) 21
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