The Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP) is a chartered, non-profit, Canadian association. They strive to provide administrative professionals the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive by encouraging all members to add to their individual competencies, advance their leadership skills, realize their value in the workplace and community and have confidence to excel in their careers.
The AAP offers the Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) certificate and designation. The CCAP program is a certificate program for administrative professionals.
In order to achieve the CCAP designation, candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be an AAP member for at least one year.
- Enroll in the CCAP program.
- Provide verification that you possess a minimum of two years’ work experience in an administrative role
- Provide verification that you also possess a good balance of the AAP core competencies, which are in the areas of business management, technology, leadership/organizational skills and communication/interpersonal skills.
- Complete seven courses at accredited universities and colleges across Canada, consisting of three compulsory courses and four elective courses. Members enrolled in the CCAP program may complete some or all of their requirements with Continuing Studies at UVic as follows:
Continuing Studies Equivalent
|Business English||BMBA110: Business Writing and Presentations|
|Organizational behaviour||BMBA130: Organizational Behaviour|
|Supervision/management studies||BMBA250: Management Practices|
|Business or commercial law||BMBA300: Business Law|
|Computer technology||BMBA200: Management Computing|
|Financial accounting||BMBA140: Financial Accounting|
|Human resources management||BMBA150: Human Resource Management|
|Project management||TECH110: Project Management|
CCAP graduates must complete a certification renewal process every three years, based on a credits system. Credits are awarded by completing professional development programs, attending AAP meetings and events, working in the administrative profession, community involvement and more. A total of 40 certification renewal credits must be accumulated in the three year renewal period. For more information, visit https://canadianadmin.ca/qaa-designation/re-certification/ or contact the CCAP National Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.