Education / Recertification

ERA Guidelines

The Society offers Educational Reimbursement Awards (ERA)  annually. 

ERA Application submission window is now closed.  Next opportunity to apply will be 4Q 2015. 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 2015 Annual Meeting (January 31)

Meetings and Educational Programs


Images are forthcoming of our 2015 Annual Meeting.  Plans to conduct a 2015 SALE (Semi-Annual Learning Event) is already being considered by the BOD.  Check back often for updates.

Profession Dedicated!    Click To Read Our July 2014 e-Newsletter

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We just wrapped up our 33rd Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the HESS building in Houston, Texas.  Below is the CAP SOT's 2015 Board of Directors (BOD).  Our BOD 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 -


Our president will soon be issuing various communiques about the plans the BOD has for the Society in 2015.


Our Annual Meeting was historic and significant in many ways.  Our president will share information about recent events in the near term through site updates, e-mail and e-newsletters.  This information will be of particular interest to Administrative Assistants looking to join an organization who has their individual and professional growth as the centerpiece of its objectives.  Membership in the Society is only $15/year (Membership Brochure).

Who We Are

Our ObjectivesTo establish a formal 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 administrative profession.

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, and more recently, updated our By-laws.  


News & Networking 


Our e-NewsletterClick 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 Programs & Events Liaison (formerly ICC Liaison), Jill Carney, CAP-OM, demonstrates her networking prowess by engaging other organizations through various networking channels. Her efforts ensure that the educational programs we offer are shared, as well as communicating to our members learning oportunities of interest offered by other organizations.    


Our Education / Recertification committee, led by Marlene Houston, CAP, did another exceptional job at coordinating this effort for 2014.  The Society's Board, through meticulous planning and networking sessions with this and all other committee leaders, works to ensure that indivduals who achieve the professional rating of CAP, or obtain a specialty, have an opportunity to recover a porton of the testing expense absent any other form of reimbursement.  Click here to read and familiarize yourself with our ERA (ERA Guidelines, ERA Application, Membership Brochure) making the application process easier when the next time to apply is expected to be the 4Q 2015.

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