Moore Receives CPS Certification

Patti MoorePatti Moore, a program assistant in the Operative Dentistry department and the Dental Practice Based Research Network, has earned the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification.

This certification is awarded by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). To become a CPS, a candidate must meet certain educational and work experience requirements and pass a three-part exam on office systems and technology, administration and management.

The next level of certification is Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), which requires testing in Advanced Organizational Management in addition to the CPS subject areas. Moore passed her CPS exam on May 3, 2008, and plans to test for the CAP in November 2008.

Moore says that her CPS standing ensures that she has the skills and professionalism to perform the functions of her position, increasing her value as a University of Florida staff member. Though IAAP membership is not required for certification, Moore says that “the organization provides me with various tools to make my job so much easier.”

Congratulations to Patti Moore on her achievement!