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The Professional Standards Program (PSP) is a voluntary program established by the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) to encourage educational professionals to enhance their professional competencies.

The continuing education of educational office professionals is essential in coping with rapidly changing conditions in the profession as well as advancing your career at USM. The PSP program allows AOP members to take progressive steps toward their desired professional goals by earning one or more of the following PSP 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 education, experience, and professional activity. The Distinction of Certified Educational Office Employee (CEOE) or Certified Educational Support Employee (CESE) may be earned after completing Advanced III or higher certification.

These certificates are accepted for the University’s education enhancement policy per Section 5.9 of the Employee Handbook.

Click here to learn more about PSP Certificates.

Click here to learn more about the PSP Curriculum Core.


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