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Certified Administrative Professional

Become a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

As business culture evolves, so do the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. Many of administrative professionals today give themselves a competitive edge by earning the nationally recognized CAP certification. This 100% online course will help you gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to earn this valuable industry credential.

What you will learn:

  • You will be prepared for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). 
  • Develop a high level of understanding of the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) body of knowledge
  • Set yourself up for success in an administrative career by learning relevant real-world skills
  • You will receive IAAP Membership and a study guide upon qualification for the CAP exam

To enroll in the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with Ed2Go, complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to the CSUB/Ed2go website
  • Click the ENROLL ONLINE button
  • Continue to CHECKOUT
  • Fill in required fields
  • Complete payment information or make payment arrangements

Need help enrolling? Call (855) 520-6806

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Meet one of the following requirements:

    • High school diploma

    • General Education Development (GED) Certificate

The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Program costs $1,814.

We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Ed2Go offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.

We currently offer:

  • A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment
  • An interest-free, 3-month payment plan
  • A low interest, 12-month payment plan

For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (855) 520-6806.

Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.

Organizational Communication (Part 1)
Communication essentials; interacting with stakeholders and teams


Organizational Communication (Part 2)
Organizational structure and systems; networking, interpersonal interactions, and public speaking


Business Writing and Document Production
Business writing; publishing web documents, hard-copy documents, and meeting minutes


Technology and Information Distribution 
Researching, gathering, compiling, and analyzing data and information; networks for information distribution and maintaining, backing up, and storing data


Office and Records Management
The basics of creating functioning and productive workspaces; obtaining and managing resources for your office and working in a virtual office


Event and Project Management
Event and travel management: coordinating virtual meetings; project management, time management and negotiations


Human Resources
Human resources functions, duties, and processes; employee files, records, and training


Financial Functions
Organizational finance: budgeting, financial statements, and financial transactions; banking process and the bank statement reconciliation process


Workplace Behaviors
Goal setting and creativity; problem solving, decision making and time management


Becoming an Administrative Assistant and Advancing Your Career
Job duties, responsibilities, and personal characteristics of administrative assistants

The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) program is completely online and provided by our partner, Ed2go. Once you are registered with Ed2go, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the Ed2Go portal you will have access to:

  • Readings
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes / tests
  • Technical support
  • Discussion boards
  • One-on-one help from instructors
  • Additional resources

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