|The advanced Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) program was introduced in 2001, and is administered by the Institute for Certification, a department of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
To obtain the CAP rating, an office professional must meet certain education and work experience requirements, and pass a comprehensive four-part examination.
You may take the exam if you are either:
(a) an experienced secretary,
(b) a full-time employed secretary/admin, or
(c) a business educator.
Job content rather than title is used to determine work experience based on the IAAP definition of an administrative professional.
The number of years of work experience varies according to the college or junior college degree you hold: