The CAP is a certification owned and administered by the IAAP: https://www.iaap-hq.org/

Exam Preparation Resources

You can learn more about the exam and preparation resources on the IAAP website. In order to take the exam, interested employees must register and pay for the exam directly through IAAP. The university does not handle registration or payment for the exam. You can find certification info on the IAAP site.

Study Books

EOD has study guides available to employees for check-out of up to two weeks at a time. Once you have registered for the exam, contact us if you would like to check out a study guide. If we have one available when you request it, we can loan it to you for two weeks. The books are expensive and cannot be mailed.  They must be picked up in person from our Knoxville office.  After those two weeks, we can extend the check-out only if we do not have a waiting list. To find out about availability of study guides, email uteod@tennessee.edu.

Career Development Fund

The UT Career Development Fund may reimburse up to $150 per pre-approved fund recipient each fiscal year. The fund is available to non-exempt UT employees only. Applications for the fund must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the exam date.  Reimbursements can only be made to individuals, as UT departments are not permitted to pay for employee certification exams such as the CAP.  And please remember that you may only be reimbursed one time during your employment at UT for the CAP, CPA, or other similar exams.

Learn more about the Career Development Fund.

After You Pass

Congratulations! UT policy HR0465, Salary Increase for Passing the Certified Administrative Professional Exam, outlines provisions for non-exempt employees who perform clerical-secretarial and clerical-management duties to earn a 9% salary increase upon passing the Certified Administrative Professionals (CAP) exam. Please contact one of the following individuals to submit your confirmation certificate:

UTC – Jina Johnson (jina-johnson@utc.edu)

UTHSC – Damon Davis (ddavis@uthsc.edu)

UTK – Tarah Keeler (tkeeler3@utk.edu)

UTM – Sherry Shanklin (sherrys@utm.edu)

UTSA – systemhr@tennessee.edu