ASSOCIATION OF 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

NEW ZEALAND INC.

Te Kawarangi


CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

Key dates for Certification:
20 March Certification & Provisional Certification applications due
1 April re-Certification applications due

The three areas of achievement required to gain Certification are:

  1. Formal learning (a formal qualification at Level 5 or above)
  2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (125 CPD points achieved over the previous 5 years  NB: unless specified otherwise 1 pt = 5 hrs CPD)
  3. Work history (1200 hours in an administrative role over the previous 3 years

These three areas are more fully explained in the Certification Application Form.

 

PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION 

Provisional Certification is an interim step to Certification and may be achieved when the formal qualification you hold is a Level 4 certificate. All the other criteria of CPD and work history are the same.  Upgrading to full Certification, once a Level 5 qualification has been achieved, can be done at the same time of the two yearly renewals.

 Provisional Certification Application Form 

 

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

Once you have achieved Certification, you need to maintain it—this process is called Certification Renewal. Certification Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are twofold:

  1. Continue working at least 400 hours a year for each of the 2 years.
  2.  20 CPD points over the 2 years.

For further information contact AAPNZ’s Professional Development Officer at professional.development@aapnz.org.nz   

 Two-Yearly Certification Renewal Form,

If you hold Provisional Certification this also must be renewed Two-Yearly.  If you have since gained a higher level qualification and wish to upgrade to Certification you can do this at the time of renewal.

Two-Yearly Provisional Certification Renewal and Upgrade Form,

For further information, contact AAPNZ Professional Development Officer at professional.development@aapnz.org.nz   

 

PO Box 5431 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145

E-mail: membership@aapnz.org.nz

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