Education / Recertification

ERA Guidelines

The Society offers Educational Reimbursement Awards (ERA)  annually. 

ERA Application submission window opens 12/1 and closes 12/31. Read News & Networking below for additional details. 


Membership Brochure

Dues are only $15/year, but the benefits of membership are priceless!

Click here for our Membership Brochure.

e-Newsletters and
Programs & Events

e-Newsletters and Programs and Events At-A-Glance

Our two information sources will  keep you updated on current events and local happenings.

Our current e-Newsletter issue is available (July 2014).  For a quick look at various programs and events occurring in and around the Houston area, click our P&E At-A-Glance link. (update forthcoming).

A re-CAP of
Our 2014 Annual Meeting (January 25)

Meetings and Educational Programs


Click here to view a PDF slideshow provided by one of our two speakers from 01/25/2014.

A successful Semi-Annual Learning Event (SALE) is now behind us and we are looking forward to our Annual Meeting slated for 01/31/15 with Melynda Porges, CAP as our guest speaker.

Keeping Focused!    Click To Read Our July 2014 e-Newsletter

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Annual Meeting & Seminar (click here to open and save fillable Registration form) -- January 31, 2015 -- HESS Bldg.

Our Seminar is open to the public.  Members, you may renew your membership via the Registration process. 

The window to submit applications for our 2014 ERA opens starting from 12:00 AM December 1, 2014 through 11:59 PM December 31, 2014.  Please read the ERA Guidelines completely.  If you are submitting an application to be considered for our ERA, please read ALL materials thoroughly and ensure your submission packet is complete and submitted within the prescribed timeframe (ERA Guidelines, ERA Application, Membership Brochure).

The Board has established an Ad Hoc Committee regarding recommendations to modify the Society's By-laws.  Copies of existing and proposed By-laws will be sent out to the membership in advance of the Annual Meeting, as prescribed in our By-laws, for timely review and subsequent discussion / voting at the meeting.  Member attendance is encouraged.

Our Board is always available and you can reach them via their e-mails listed below with any questions, comments or concerns:

Cheryl Baker, CAP-OM, President -

Daisy McKenzie, CAP-OM, Vice President

Pat Cravens, CAP-OM, Secretary -

Deborah Darnell, CAP-OM, Treasurer -

Who We Are

Our Objectives:  To establish an information network assisting the Certified Administrative Professional through individual professional recognition and career enhancement.  To consolidate the interest and efforts of each member toward the promotion and recognition of the certifying program and its professional status.

History:  Chartered August 28, 1982, we have undergone many challenges and changes.  We've modified our name twice since 2003 to coincide with changing trends in the profession. 


News & Networking 


Our e-Newsletter:  Click here to view our July 2014 issue.  Members are encouraged to contribute as this publication is theirs to share with others about personal and professional accomplishments and to submit articles for publication which will benefit our readers.  Please send articles of interest, including both those you find through research and those individually written to our e-Newsletter Chairman, Lieah Torbert, CAP-OM, at

e-Newsletter Archive March 2014    

Our ICC Liaison, Jill Carney, CAP-OM, participates with the local IAAP Inter-City Council ensuring members are kept informed of upcoming events in keeping with our long-standing tradition of networking with this group. Jill will also be expanding her leadership expertise by communicating with other organizations in sharing information about their programs that could be of benefit to our members, as well. As part of that expanding networking opportunity, the Board is considering a name change for this committee (Programs & Events Liaison) to more accurately depict its level of involvement in the business community. 


Our Education / Recertification committee, led by Marlene Houston, CAP, is pleased to announce that the ERA for 2014 is being increased from $615.00 to $1,230.00.  Please watch this site for updates in the coming weeks.  Although applicants will have the month of December 2014 to submit their ERA application, it is to each applicants advantage to submit all required documentation as early as possible as date / time stamps will also be factored into the selection process. 

Please visit often as updates are routinely posted.  Site comments / questions,