Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP)

The Association of Administrative Professionals is a Canadian chartered non-profit professional organization founded in April 1951. The Association encourages its members to further their education and enhance their career opportunities by continuously upgrading their skills and professionalism.

Visit the Association website at:

Membership inquiries for the Calgary Branch:

Student pricing for AAP membership: $50.00 yearly

The Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) designation is sponsored by the Association of Administrative Professionals. The program consists three compulsory courses and four elective courses, which can all be completed at the University of Calgary Continuing Education. Anyone enrolling in the program as of January 1, 2015 will be required to have two years of work experience in an administrative role before being eligible to graduate.

For more information about the CCAP program and how to enrol contact the National Registrar:

Compulsory Courses

AAP Courses UCalgary Courses
Business English WRI 150 Writing in the Workplace
Organizational behaviour BMC 172 Human Behaviour in Organizations
Supervision/management studies BMC 205 Business Management

Elective Courses (Choose 4)

AAP Courses UCalgary Courses
Business or commercial law BMC 117: Business Law OR
BMC 188: Managing Investigations
Computer technology – advanced courses in Excel, Access, etc. ICT 413: Microsoft Word Level 2 OR
ICT 414: Microsoft Word Level 3 OR
ICT 416: Microsoft Excel Level 2 OR
ICT 417: Microsoft Excel Level 3 OR
ICT 454: Microsoft Outlook Levels 1 and 2 OR
ICT 420: Microsoft Access Level 1 OR
ICT 421: Microsoft Access Level 2 OR
ICT 422: Microsoft Access Level 3 OR
ICT 427: VBA Macros Level 1 OR
ICT 428: VBA Macros Level 2 OR
ICT 580: HTML5 and CSS3
Economics BMC 171: Economics for Business
Event management Not available at this time
Financial accounting BMC 162: Accounting Fundamentals OR
BUS 120: Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers OR
BUS 154: Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Human resources management BMC 165: Human Resources Management
Marketing BMC 167: Marketing Principles OR
BMC 329: Digital Marketing
Project management BMC 299: Project Management Level I
Psychology Not available at this time
Public relations BMC 119: Public Relations
Social media BMC 312: Social Media Essentials
Statistics Not available at this time
Website design/management Not available at this time
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