2015 T-L Office Professionals Summit

IAAP Mission


You are cordially invited to Connect – Learn – Lead – Excel

with the T-L Division Board and host chapters.

Three locations — three great leadership training opportunities.

Get all the details for Saturday, December 6 in Alexandria, LA

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Exam Deadline Approaching

The IAAP CAP certification and OM specialty exam application deadline is quickly approaching.  We are excited to share that the exams will be computer-based starting in March of 2015.  Computer-based testing will offer CAP and OM specialty applicants secure and consistent test delivery and results. The IAAP computer-based testing will be offered through Pearson VUE.

If you’re ready to take an upward step within your career, and want to become IAAP certified here is what to expect, step by step:

  • By the December 1 application deadline, send in the Completed Exam Application with payment via

  • Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status by mid-December.

  • Approved applicants will receive an MRA# from IAAP in late December. Applicants can then create an account with Pearson VUE using their assigned MRA#.

  • Beginning on January 5, approved applicants who have set up a Pearson VUE account may schedule their testing time. 

  • Applicants will test March 2-7, 2015

The 2015 exams will be based on the current outlines and bibliographies, which are available in the IAAP Exam Guide.


IAAP International News

Headquarters Office Holiday Closure

IAAP Headquarters will close on December 24 and reopen on January 5. We wish all our members a wonderful holiday season and a happy and successful New Year.

IAAP Board of Directors Action>Direction

View the Board of Directors Action>Direction report as of October 2014.

Move to Computer-based CAP/OM Testing

IAAP CAP Certification Exam and OM Specialty Exam – Move to Computer-based Testing

One of the initiatives of our Strategic Plan 2013-2018 is to move our IAAP CAP certification exam and OM specialty exam from paper and pencil testing to computer-based testing. We are excited to announce the final plans to meet that initiative!

Starting in March 2015, the IAAP CAP certification and OM specialty exams will become available through computer-based testing. Candidates will apply for the exam through IAAP and then schedule a testing time through Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue is a company with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system with testing locations throughout North America and select international locations.

Call for Volunteers

IAAP is looking for motivated, talented and invested members to serve in various volunteer roles. If you would like to participate please complete and return the Willingness to Serve form to let us know your interests and skills. You must re-apply each calendar year to be considered for volunteer opportunities.

Ways to Develop Your Brand

Connect @ any of our local chapters and events

Many communities in Texas and Louisiana are home to local chapters, click on the banner above to search for a city near you. Chapters meet monthly and often host special events. Doors are open to members and non-members alike. Come connect with us.

It's going to be EPIC!
Our final Texas-Louisiana Division conference — dubbed the Office Professionals Summit — hosted by the NOLA Chapter in New Orleans, LA. The Host Committee has been diligently working on creating the experience of a lifetime for attendees. Plenty of education, networking, delicious cuisine, trips and tours. The Astor Crowne Plaza has a room ready for you! You can make your reservations now

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OPS Flyer 


learn@IAAP is your opportunity to take advantage of on-demand and live content and webinars on a schedule that fits your needs. We’ve taken care of all the planning for you. Topics, content, scheduling, industry-experts – the works. All you have to do is register, add it to your calendar, then listen in. Access hours of on-demand webinars, in a variety of technology, leadership, office skills and more topics to help you develop your career strengths – continuing to make you the go-to expert in your office. Most webinar sessions qualify for recertification points (check the course description to know how many). As a benefit of membership, each webinar is significantly discounted. Not an IAAP member? Join today and start saving. If you have a topic you’d like to suggest, email us at

Investing in the future

El Centro College’s BOSS Program Awarded Scholarship

The Big D Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and the 2014 Texas-Louisiana Division IAAP Annual Meeting Host Committee combined funds to establish the new “DFW Area International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Award Scholarship” through the DCCCD Foundation.

The DFW Area IAAP Award Scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) Program’s Executive Assistant Associate in Applied Sciences Degree at

El Centro College who qualify based on the submitted criteria. One Scholarship will be awarded each Spring and Fall semester.


Olivia Frazier Kerr (left), Coordinator/Professor of the BOSS Program at El Centro College, accepted the awarded scholarship check in the amount of $2,450.00 from Pam Morison, CAP-OM (right), on behalf of Big D Chapter IAAP and 2014 TX-LA Division Annual Meeting Host Committee. Ms. Morison presented the award at the recent BOSS Program Advisory Board Meeting.