Canadian Certified Administrative Professional Designation

The Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP) is a Canadian chartered non-profit professional organization founded in 1951. The AAP encourages its members to continually further their education and advance their careers, and to that end offers a Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) designation.

AAP members enrolled in the CCAP program may complete some or all of their requirements with Athabasca University as follows:

Association CoursesAU Equivalent
Compulsory Courses
Supervision/Management Studies

ADMN 232 - Introduction to Management
ADMN 201 - Introduction to Business Studies
Business EnglishADMN 233 - Writing Skills
ENGL 255 - Introductory Composition
Organizational BehaviourORGB 364 - Organizational Behaviour
Elective Courses (choose four)
Financial AccountingACCT 253 - Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 250 - Accounting for Managers
Business or Commercial LawLGST 369 - Commercial Law
Computer Technology-advanced courses in Excel, Access/Social Media, WebsiteCOMP 266 - Intro to Web Programming
EconomicsECON 247 - Microeconomics
ECON 248 - Macroeconomics
Event ManagementNot available at this time
Human Resource ManagementHRMT/ORGB 386 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
MarketingMKTG 396 - Introduction to Marketing
Public RelationsCMNS 444 - Communication Studies (Media Relations)
Project ManagementADMN 205 - Introduction to Project Management
PsychologyPSYC 289 - Psychology as a Natural Science
Social MediaNot available at this time
StatisticsMGSC 301 - Management Science
MATH 215 - Mathematics
Website Design/ManagementNot available at this time


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What’s next?

Having university credentials can significantly enhance your career prospects, so why quit now? All courses listed for the CCAP are standard three credit university courses and may be transferred into other programs (depending on program requirements/course fit).

This means you can ladder your studies into a university certificate and even on into a full undergraduate degree: