Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP)

This designation is offered and administered by the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP). For the latest information on requirements, visit the AAP website or email the National Director – Registrar at aap.national.registrar@canadianadmin.ca

The Association of Administrative Professionals is a chartered, non-profit, Canadian association. It strives 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. To earn the CCAP designation, candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be an AAP member for at least one year.
  2. Enroll in the CCAP program.
  3. Provide verification that you possess a minimum of five years’ work experience in an administrative role or three years with a BA.
  4. 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.
  5. Complete seven courses at accredited universities and colleges across Canada, consisting of four compulsory courses and three elective courses.

Members enrolled in the CCAP program may complete some or all of their requirements with Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies as follows:

AAP Compulsory Courses

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course

Business English

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Organizational Behaviour

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Supervision / Management Studies

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Human Resources Management

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Elective Courses (choose one from each group)

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course

Technology/Computer Skills (choose one):

Computer Technology — advanced courses in Excel, Access, etc.

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Social media

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Website design / Management

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Business Operations (choose one):

Business or Commercial Law

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Business Law   (MGMT360)

Economics

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Economic Theory   (MGMT230)

Financial Accounting

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Marketing

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Marketing Management   (MGMT240)

Psychology

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Public Relations

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

Statistics

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Project/Event Management (choose one):

Event Management

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

No equivalent

Project Management

Equivalent Continuing Studies Course:

CCAP Certification Renewal

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. Earn 40 certification renewal credits in the three-year renewal period to meet the criteria. For more information, visit AAP or contact the CCAP National Coordinator at aap.national.coordinator@canadianadmin.ca.