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The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and/or Certified Administrative Professional-Organizational Management (CAP-OM) ratings are earned through successful completion of the CAP and/or CAP-OM exam.  To earn the CAP and/or CAP rating, clerical employees study a wide variety of material and expand their knowledge in the field of office administration.  This training equips them to effectively handle a broader array of problems, to initiate charge, and to develop innovative ideas.

The CAP and CAP-OM exams are sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals(IAAP).  Registration information can be obtained through the IAAP organization Web site:

The CAP and CAP-OM exams are administered in March and September of each year. Persons receiving their CAP/CAP-OM credentials are eligible for credit by examination at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Office of Extended & Continuing Education offers CAP/CAP-OM Exam Preparation classes each semester.  For more information about this course, visit their website.  If you have questions regarding the CAP Prep Course or the Exam, please feel free to contact them via e-mail at or by phone at (573)986-6879.

For more information about Southeast Missouri State University policy regarding credit by examination, view the Admission/Expenses/Academic Policies section in the Undergraduate Bulletin:


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