Southeast Missouri State University

The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and/or Certified Administrative Professional - Organizational Management (CAP-OM) ratings are earned through successful completion of the CAP and/or CAP-OM exam. To earn the CAP and/or CAP-OM rating, clerical employees study a wide variety of material and expand their knowledge in the field of office administration. This training equips them to effectively handle a broader array of problems, to initiate change, and to develop innovative ideas.

The CAP and CAP-OM exams are sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and is administered in May and November of each year. Southeast Missouri State University is one of the sites that administers the exam. The IAAP makes information about the content of the exam available on their website.  For information on the local chapter of IAAP or to get involved, visit the Girardot Chapter's website.

The Office of Extended & Continuing Education offers CAP Exam Preparation classes each semester. For more information about this course, visit their website. If you have questions regarding the CAP Prep Course, please feel free to contact them via the email link above or at 986-6879. If you have questions specifically about the CAP or CAP-OM Exam, please contact Sherri Jenkins at ext. 2112 or Christie Renner at ext. 6888 visit the IAAP website.

The Business Policy and Procedure Manual states that:
"Southeast Missouri State University recognizes the value of the contributions made by its Clerical, Technical and Service staff. Accordingly, the University has instituted two programs whereby Regular or Term CTS employees will be awarded variance to their salaries for one or both of the following professional certifications:

  1. $1,200 increment ($0.577 per hour x 40 hours per week x 52 weeks) as a variance to their salaries upon completion of the requirements for Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification and receipt of the certificate (or written evidence thereof from International Association of Administrative Professionals - IAAP). For part-time employees, the $1,200 salary variance will be pro-rated to the employee's percent of full-time assignment.
  2. $400 increment ($0.192 per hour x 40 hours per week x 52 weeks) as a variance to their salaries upon completion of the requirements for Certified Administrative Professional Organizational Management (CAP-OM) certification and receipt of the certificate (or written evidence thereof from International Association of Administrative Professionals - IAAP). For part-time employees, the $400 salary variance will be pro-rated to the employee's percent of full-time assignment."

For more information about the variance, please review the information in section 03-16 (item IV) of the Business Policy and Procedure Manual or contact Human Resources.

The Office of Extended & Continuing Education offers CAP Exam Preparation classes each semester. For more information about this course, visit their website. If you have questions regarding the CAP Prep Course or the Exam, please feel free to contact them via the email link above or at 986-6879.

Persons receiving their CAP/CAP-OM credentials are eligible to receive college credit from the Credit by Examination Program at Southeast Missouri State University. For more information on how to receive college credit by examination, visit Testing Services website at www.semo.edu/testing/cbe/cps.htm or contact Testing Services at 651-2836.

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