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What Exactly is Certification?

Earning a certification is likely different from anything you’ve done academically in the past. It’s not your typical classroom learning, where you’re lectured on a particular subject, go home and review the information, and have a test at the end to evaluate what you’ve learned (and probably forget the information as soon as your pencil is down). Earning a certification like CAP takes real-world applicable knowledge, along with learned concepts and theories, and demonstrates to everyone, including yourself, you know your stuff.

Certification is the perfect next step in your career, whether you have a college degree or not. When you have a certification, it’s easy to tell your current or future employers that your skills and knowledge are fresh, up-to-date, and relevant, wherever your career journey takes you.

Search for active CAP Designees here!

IAAP is now able to offer online virtual proctoring for the Fall 2020 CAP exam. This makes the exam more accessible and safer, allowing for social distancing and health guidelines. Visit the Applying tab under “I Want to Be Certified” for more information.


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