Certifications and ongoing education are critically important for administrative professionals.  The world is changing.  The way we do business is changing.  The way we communicate is changing.  Technology is changing.

In an effort to stay competitive in today’s workforce, administrative professionals need to focus on seeking and seizing learning opportunities that will help to gain the skills necessary to help executives and employers succeed in a very demanding, competitive global economy.

Education uplifts.  Education increases self-confidence.  Education opens new opportunities.  Education can at times increase your earning power. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

As a college educator, there is tremendous value in traditional education in the form of college diplomas, certificates, and degrees.  However, there are many other programs available for administrative professionals such as these five certifications.


Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
An emphasis in Organizational Management and Technology Applications is also available.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence (PACE)

Star Achievement Series®

World Class Assistant