Credit for Certified Professional Secretary Examination

The Certified Professional Secretary, CPS, and Certified Administrative Professional, CAP, exams are developed and administered through the International Associate of Administrative Professionals, IAAP.

For the most current information regarding the price, availability of reviews and scheduling of exams, please visit the IAAP homepage at Mail application and backup documents, along with check payable to IAAP, to International Association of Administrative Professionals Certification Department, 10502 N.W. Ambassador Drive, P.O. Box 20404, Kansas City, MO 64195-0404.

College credit is available to those persons who pass all or portions of the Certified Professional Secretary examination. Following are examples of courses in which credit can be received. (Contact the Business and Technology Division for more information.)

Passing CPS:



Credit Hours

MNA 2141

Basic Leadership I/Supervisory Skills


OST 1100

Introduction to Word


OST 1110

Intermediate Word


OST 2402

Office Administration II





Passing CAP:



Credit Hours

OST 2401

Office Administration I


Students requesting college credit for all or portions of the Certified Professional Secretary examination must meet college admissions requirements. Prior to being awarded any portion of the 15 possible credits mentioned above, student must have earned at least nine credit hours in residence at CF.