Become a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
As business culture evolves, so do the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. Many administrative professionals today give themselves a competitive edge by earning the industry-recognized CAP certification. This 100% online course will help you gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to earn this valuable industry credential.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the most recent median annual wage for administrative assistants was $39,850.
Among the Office and Administrative Support Occupations listed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those that require specialized skills offer the highest levels of pay and future opportunities.
No. However, as the modern office shifts to becoming more technology-driven, having formal training is key to advancing your skillset and staying ahead of the curve. Employers want candidates that can hit the ground running in their organization without further training, which certification proves.
CAP is an assessment-based certification for office and administrative professionals. As an industry-recognized certification, it designates that you understand the duties, responsibilities, and knowledge required of an administrative professional in today’s workplace.
To be eligible for the CAP exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
Relevant work experience includes typical duties for office and administrative professionals including:
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Communication essentials; interacting with stakeholders and teams
Organizational structure and systems; networking, interpersonal interactions, and public speaking
Business writing; publishing web documents, hard-copy documents, and meeting minutes
Researching, gathering, compiling, and analyzing data and information; networks for information distribution and maintaining, backing-up, and storing data
The basics of creating a functioning and productive workspaces; obtaining and managing resources for your office and working in a virtual office
Event and travel management: coordinating virtual meetings; project management, time management, and negotiations
Human resources functions, duties, and processes; employee files, records, and training
Organizational finance: budgeting, financial statements, and financial transactions; banking process and the bank statement reconciliation process
Goal setting and creativity; problem-solving, decision making, and time management
Job duties, responsibilities, and personal characteristics of administrative assistants
Becky Swaim has taught since 2000, focusing on Administrative Assistant Fundamentals, Administrative Assistant Applications, and Individual Excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach. Her experience includes managing large staff in medical billing and collections and as a program manager to various medical practices.
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