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The "CPC" designation stands for Certified Personnel Consultant and indicates that an individual has met the requirements, taken the course work, and passed the legal exam administered by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). It is our industry's badge of honor and reflects the professionalism and commitment to excellence of the designee. The body of knowledge mastered by the CPC includes: Business Operations, Business Ethics, and Employment Laws. Additionally, to maintain the designation, the CPC commits to 50 hours of continuing education in the industry every 3 years by attending seminars and taking courses sanctioned by NAPS.

Qualification for Certification:

  1. As of the first day of the testing month one must be a currently employed owner, partner, manager or placement consultant of a private placement firm, engaged full time in the permanent placement industry, and have a minimum of two years experience.
  2. Must be able to submit written verification of their experience upon request of the examining body, agree to uphold the NAPS Standard of Ethical Practices, and certification program rules.
  3. Complete the course work and pass the administered exam. Exams are administered twice a year at selected University sites throughout the country. The examinations are proctored locally and test papers are sent to an independent testing organization for its approval before certification can be granted. From start to finish, the entire process of certification takes the better part of a year.

The Benefits of Working With a CPC:

  1. Knowledge: CPC's are knowledgeable and tested in the laws affecting hiring practices within the employment industry.
  2. Experience: CPC's have a minimum of two years of experience in their profession in order to qualify to sit for the examination.
  3. Service: CPC's provide quality service to meet the needs of your business. Quality service, so critical to success, begins and ends with training.
  4. Ethics: CPC's abide by the Standards of Ethical Practices of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).
  5. Commitment: CPC's are committed to the personnel service industry and have taken the extra step to provide their clients with superior service. The continuing education requirements mandated by NAPS to maintain certification insures that the personnel consultant remains competitive in this dynamic industry


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