IAAP CAP & Admin Excellence Study Group Information

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next study group start?

Please check the Calendar of Events for more info.

What day/time does the group meet?

Please check the Calendar of Events for more info.

What happens if I can’t attend all study group sessions?

No problem – life gets in the way in any number of ways; email documents/highlights of each session are sent to all group members within 48 hours after each study group session. It is advisable to attend all if not as many sessions as possible as the CAP exam material tips, techniques and strategies that are facilitated/generated by group members are difficult to duplicate via mail if you miss sessions; exam material brainstorming, idea enhancement and motivational strategies all happen in real time. Think of it as 1 hour of study group time is 3+ hours of your personal study time. Time management is one of the keys to success.

Why can’t I just purchase an IAAP CAP Exam Study Guide and study on my own?

You can, anyone can purchase a study guide from IAAP ($129 if an IAAP member and $229 if not) and study on their own, but then you have to source the 8-10 supplementary 2016 college textbooks which isn’t that easy.  Rent-a-book sites are many times confusing and to purchase textbooks can be costly. Then you have to locate the Domain Performance Outcome material within the average 300-page textbook.  Additionally, there is the challenge of disciplining yourself to navigate through the vast amount of study material in an organized way so as to have a firm grasp of the Body of Knowledge testable material in time for the exam; we’ve found that most administrators haven’t been in a formal classroom for quite a while so the study process itself is a challenge; the additional element of not being given all of the study materials in one guide/binder makes the whole affair that much more daunting – this is the way IAAP has structured the CAP exam at this time.  Their basic reasoning is that the internationally certified CAP exam tests a wide body of knowledge from a variety of sources, not just their study guide.  Having said that, this is how most professional exams are designed that enable a successful candidate to put letters behind their name.  The Admin Excellence CAP Exam study group organizes all materials needed to pass the CAP exam and eliminates the frustration of preparing for the CAP exam.  All you have to do is be committed and work hard.

Who coaches the CAP study groups?

William Spriggs, CMA, CAP – William has many years of experience in designing professional study group processes.
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The IAAP CAP is an assessment-based professional certification in the administrative field. The CAP certification is a distinction that sets you apart from others. It’s an investment in your career that shows employers, co-workers, and clients that you are committed to your profession and are well-trained.