If you’re looking for ways to help you get ahead in the workplace, stop here. The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification is the industry recognized standard of proficiency. Individuals with the CAP certification also have the option of gaining the Organizational Management (OM) and Technology Applications (TA) specialties.
You'll improve your professional qualifications, increase your skills and knowledge and raise your self-esteem by taking and passing the exams. You may also obtain college credit and, according to the latest survey from OfficeTeam, get up to a 6 percent increase in salary.
The Institute for Certification believes that a top-level administrative professional should have basic knowledge of office systems, technology, office administration, and management, and know how to apply the principles of good human relations and communications. Some of the examinations are based on knowledge acquired by the office professional through formal education and informal reading. Employers also expect their admin to be thoroughly familiar with current techniques in office practice and procedures and aware of developments in office systems and technology.
*IAAP STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2018 - GOAL #3 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CERTIFICATION*
CAP EXAM – COMPUTER-BASED TESTING
One of the initiatives of our Strategic Plan 2013-2018 is to move our CAP certification exam and OM specialty exam from paper and pencil testing to computer-based testing.
We are excited to announce that we currently plan to move to computer-based testing in 2015. We can’t share a lot of specifics yet; however, we can say that computer-based testing will be done through a company with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system, with testing locations throughout North America.
In order to make this a smooth transition, we will not be providing testing for CAP certification or the OM specialty in November 2014. As such, the only test date in 2014 will be the upcoming May exams.
Also, with the change to computer-based testing, we will be changing our application deadline dates and the actual exam dates. Our plan right now is to offer the exams in March and September, replacing our current schedule of May and November.
This is an exciting change for our certification program, and we know there will be many questions. Once all of the details are finalized, we will provide updated information. Our goal is to have this information available by EFAM 2014.