The continuing education of educational office professionals is essential to cope with rapidly changing conditions in the profession.

The National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) provides the opportunity for members to enhance their professional competencies through academic programs, conferences, and institutes. These incentive activities enable the members to take progressive steps to their desired professional growth level.

Successful completion of a NAEOP approved program qualifies the member for one or more of the following Professional Standards Program certificates:

  • Basic
  • Associate Professional
  • Advanced I
  • Advanced II
  • Advanced III
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

Each certificate is based on requirements in three areas: education, experience, and professional activity.

Members of NAEOP may apply for admission to the Professional Standards Program. NAEOP encourages membership in local and state associations for educational office professionals, but it cannot mandate such membership. Graduation from high school (or the equivalent) is required.

Filing dates for PSP applications are as follows:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15


A member may enroll in the program at any level. Membership must be continuous while pursuing a PSP certificate. For complete requirements, click here for the PSP book.

State and local PSP Chairmen are available for assistance in guiding you through the certification process. Contact the PSP Registrar for the name of the state or local chairman in your area.

Applicants are notified as soon as all requirements are met. All certificates are mailed to qualifiers within four weeks after the deadline, and their school district administrators are notified of their accomplishments. A PSP banquet is held during the NAEOP annual conference to recognize members who have earned a PSP certificate or the distinction of CEOE.

Certified Educational Office Employee

Application for the distinction of Certified Educational Office Employee (CEOE) may be made after completing requirements for certain level certificates.

PSP Questions & Answers Sheet 

PSP Forms

PSP Forms Booklet - All Forms  (pdf format)

PSP Application Checklist (Please submit with each application)
Form I, page 1 – Work experience (PSP)
Form I, page 2 – Education (PSP)
Form II – Administrator's eval (PSP)
Form IIIa – Inservice (PSP)
Form IIIb –Assoc. responsibility (PSP)
Form IV – Upgrade application
Form IX – Course used under Opt I application
Form V – Recertification application
Form VI – Education (Recertification)
Form VIa – Assoc. responsibility (Recertification)
Form VII – CEOE application
Form VIII - Inservice Approval

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PSP application forms are also available on disk. 
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1999 N Amidon
Ste. 325
Wichita, KS 67203
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Forms are in Microsoft Word.