Office Administration Associations
A professional association's goal is advance the profession through the organizations' members. A professional association, also sometimes called a professional organization, also creates public awareness of the profession.
Below you will find a selection of associations relevant to the office administration profession.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (opens in new window)
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is a 501 (c)(6) registered not-for-profit professional association for office professionals. Their "mission is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development."
Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (opens in new window)
The "AEAP assists members in achieving their career goals by keeping you informed of advances and changes in professional practice and technology." They "offer a variety of educational programs and promote the free exchange of ideas among peers to enhance job satisfaction and encourage professional development."
Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda (opens in new window)
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
American Association of Professional Coders (opens in new window)
The "AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management."
American Health Information Management Association (opens in new window)
"AHIMA’s primary goal is to provide the knowledge, resources and tools to advance health information professional practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare."
Office Administration Certifications
Microsoft Office Specialist (opens in new window)
This certification is free to Wake Tech students. This specialization will "demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office."
International Association of Administrative Professionals Certification (opens in new window)
"The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification is the industry recognized standard of proficiency. Individuals with the CAP certification also have the option of gaining the Organizational Management (OM) and Technology Applications (TA) specialties."
Certified Professional Coder (opens in new window)
"AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings and held by more than 80,000 coding professionals. CPC's are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders."
Certified Coding Associate (opens in new window)
"Based upon job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction, the CCA designation has been a nationally accepted standard of achievement in the health information management (HIM) field since 2002... The CCA credential distinguishes coders by exhibiting commitment and demonstrating coding competencies across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices."
Medical Billing Certification - Certified Professional Biller (opens in new window)
"The Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) has proven by rigorous examination and experience that he or she knows how to submit claims in accordance with government regulations and private payer policies, follow-up on claim statuses, resolve claim denials, submit appeals, post payments and adjustments, and manage collections. CPB™ medical billing certification is vital to the financial success of the professional services claims process."