AAPNZ Certification is a credentialing process that verifies you are a professional and have skills that demonstrate excellence in your field. Having Certification will give you an edge when applying for a job, when asking for a promotion, or when going through a performance evaluation.
AAPNZ Inc is the only administrative organisation in New Zealand offering an accreditation or registration pathway through this Certification process.
Certification is similar in concept to the professional registration that applies to teachers, nurses, doctors, plumbers and accountants. Just as a chartered accountant needs to gain a qualification, undertake a period of practical work experience and undertake continual professional development, AAPNZ Inc developed Certification to recognise the sum total of the administrative professionals’ formal learning and practical experience.
Having certification states that you have the standards required to practice your profession.
AAPNZ developed Certification as a benchmark of the skills and competency that administrative professionals hold, or should hold, to undertake their roles within their workplaces. It was developed
A sub-committee of AAPNZ worked to develop this process over a 12-month period from 2002. One of the sub-committee members was Jay Lamburn, then Executive Director of the Public Sector Industry Training Organisation (PSTO). The process was trialled over the next 12 months, refined and finally launched at AAPNZ's AGM/Conference in New Plymouth in 2004 by the Honourable Harry Dynhoven MP. The first three recipients (Elizabeth Signal, Manawatu; Brenda Wallace, Wellington; Trudy Tyler, Nelson) received their certificates at the Conference.