Professional Standards Program

Professional Standards Program Information

The Professional Standards Program (PSP) is a voluntary program sponsored by the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP). It is based on experience, education, in-service training and association responsibility. Participation in this program demonstrates your commitment to lifelong learning and professionalism.

PSP Jessica Mayabb, facilitates the pro-standard certification process. You can reach er at

WAEOP members are encouraged to continue learning personally and professionally. Professional Development is essential to support the rapidly changing conditions in the field of education.

Our parent organization, National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) and WAEOP, provide opportunities for members to enhance their professional competencies through academic programs, conferences, institutes and workshops. These activities enable our members to take the necessary steps to achieve their desired level of professionalism.

Successful completion of the Professional Standards Program offered by NAEOP qualifies a 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

After reaching the required certificate level, a person is eligible for the distinction of Certified Educational Office Employee (CEOE).

Many WAEOP members have achieved one or more of these certificates. (View most recent list of PSP recipients in Washington)  Each certificate is based on requirements in three areas: education, experience, and professional association participation.

What is required of me?

In order to apply for a Professional Standards Program certificate, an applicant must be a member of NAEOP. Membership with NAEOP must be continuous, while pursuing a PSP certificate. Membership must be maintained each year thereafter in order to be eligible for re-certification (at every fifth year anniversary of their original certification).

We encourage employees to also maintain membership in WAEOP and any local association in their area, if one exists. These organizations provide professional growth and networking opportunities for their members.

Need some help?

Contact one of our PSP Committee Chair at for more information.

The following documents may also provide you with additional information about the PSP Certification process:

NAEOP PSP Booklet explains the program requirements and application process
Frequently Asked Questions

Forms may be accessed at
Form I – Record of Experience and Education
Form II – Administrator’s Evaluation of Applicant
Form IIIa – Professional Activity Record, Inservice Training in Seminars and Workshops
Form IIIb – Professional Activity Record, National, State and Local Association Responsibility
Form V & Form VI – Continuing Education for PSP Re-certification
Form VII – Application for the Distinction of Certified Educational Office Employee