Certified Administrative Professional
As business culture evolves, so do the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. Many administrative professionals now give themselves a competitive edge by the earning the industry-recognized Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). This 100% online course, which can be started and completed at any time, will help you understand administrative fundamentals, including financial responsibilities and project management, master the CAP body of knowledge and gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to earn this valuable industry credential. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the IAAP certification exam.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the most recent median annual wage for administrative assistants was $39,850. Among the office and administrative support occupations listed by the BLS, those that require specialized skills offer the highest levels of pay and future opportunities.
Frequently asked questions
To be eligible for the Certified Administrative Professional exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- No college degree - four years of relevant work experience
- Associate degree - three years of relevant work experience
- Bachelor's degree - two years of relevant work experience
Relevant work experience includes typical duties for office and administrative professionals including the following:
- Conducting business communication, including emails and memos
- Overseeing office functions and record-keeping
- Managing projects, budgets and meeting schedules
- Coordinating between staff and clients