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What is a certified professional secretary?

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A Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) is a credential bestowed to those individuals who meet the qualifications as set out by the accrediting agency known as the International Association of Administration Professionals (IAAP). The CPS credential was eliminated in 2011 and replaced with the Certified Administrative Professional Credential (CAP), which is the standard award for secretaries now issued by the IAAP.

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What is a certified professional secretary?
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To become a CAP, individuals must have a high school diploma, meet basic skill requirements and either hold a college degree or have 48 months of administrative experience under their belts, although education and experience can be interchanged to some extent. The experience must have been from the previous 15 years to qualify.

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