Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) rating is available through The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP®). Academic credit is based on the Certification Review Guide.

  • The CAP® ratings are accepted for Nontraditional academic credit providing the student makes a score of 500 or better on the exam. Official score reports must be sent directly to the College in order for the student to be awarded credit.
  • Students must be high school graduates, or have passed the GED equivalency test, and be 18 years of
  • Students using Nontraditional academic credit to fulfill graduation requirements must complete 15 academic credit hours in residence at the College and maintain a 2.00/4.00 grade-point
  • Students must be enrolled at the College during the semester they plan to receive Nontraditional academic
  • Students can receive up to 31 hours of academic credit through the CAP® rating November 2004 and Credit hour evaluation for students who achieved CAP® ratings May 2004 and before is determined on an individual basis by the Administrative Office Professional (AOP) coordinator.
  • Academic credits granted through Nontraditional Studies count towards graduation but are not calculated in a student’s grade-point average. The only exception to this rule is for Independent
  • Students passing Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the CAP® exam must make a decision on which courses listed here to use for academic credit. Requirements for graduation should be the prime factor when making this
  • Students awarded academic credits through this program are not charged tuition and They are only required to pay those costs charged by the IAAP® Certification Department.
  • Academic credit is posted on the transcript in terms of the College’s course The notation on the transcript will read: Certified Administrative Professional Exam. Grades of CR are recorded on the transcript. The exam parts eligible for KCKCC academic credit are listed below with the course equivalency.


Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) Equivalencies: Office Systems and Technology

CAP® Exams

Credit Hours

BUSN 0101

Accounting I


BUSN 0108

Human Relations in Business


BUSN 0191

Microcomputer Applications I-II: (Word)


BUSN 0211

Business Communications


BUSN 0280

Human Resource Management


BUSN 0285

Occupational Internship I


BUSN 0286

Principles of Management


BUSN 2201

Records Management


BUSN 2202

Business English


BUSN 2203



BUSN 2251

Office Simulations


BUSN 2253

Customer Service


CIST 0111

Microcomputer Business Software