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Qualified Administrative Assistant Designation Canadian Certified Administrative Professional

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Keeping skills up to date with current trends is vital to any role. More and more often, administrative assistants are being recognized as key team members and as such, employers are looking for a higher level of professionalism. The Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) designation is a benchmark of excellence for the advanced administrative professional. 

The designation is awarded by the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP), a national association whose main purpose is to encourage people in the business world to continuously upgrade their professionalism through continuing education.

The CCAP program will provide you with a valuable background in general business education, assist you in understanding corporate initiatives, advance your professional development, and prepare you for future office demands and innovations.


Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

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  • Program Type Professional Development
  • Credential Type Non-Credential *
  • Length 3 Years

    8 courses

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Professional Designation

Admission Requirements

Students seeking strictly a QAA designation are not required to apply for admission to the University of Alberta—only to register for each course on an individual basis. 

The Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) is a program for office professionals interested in meeting the challenges of today’s demanding workforce. Through a series of university-level business courses, you are provided with up-to-date knowledge of business practices, essential skills, and career-building expertise, along with a credential widely recognized in the professional office environment. Please visit our website for more information or email

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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