Certificate Program Information

The following certificates can help you get hired, promoted or update your skills. These certificates are essential for work in today's modern offices.


Madison College Certificate in Microsoft Office - The basic certificate courses are available online or in the classroom and can be achieved in one semester. If


Certificate Application Process

To apply, see: Apply Online (on the Madison College website). Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Certificate Application before the application deadline. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit more than one certificate application per term using the Online Certificate Application; the same fees apply for each additional application.

Unique Requirements for Completion

The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the requirements with a minimum of a 2.0 grade average and no course grade lower than a C. The certificate will be awarded when completion of all requirements is verified after


Certified Professional Secretary and Certified Administrative Professional - Both are internationally recognized professional certification programs for administrative staff and are administered by International Association of Administrative Professionals.  The Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) began in 1951; the Certified Administrative Professional CM (CAPCM) program was launched in 2001.  The CAP certification requires successful completion of one-and-one-half-day, four-part written examination (three of the parts are identical to the CPS requirements).  Both require an experience component.  For more information on the program or the more than 250 testing sites (some international sites are available) near you, go to http://www.iaap-hq.org and select ‚ÄúProfessional Certification." Madison College courses can prepare you to achieve these certifications.