Certification

Since 1961, the National Association of Personnel Services has been certifying recruiting and staffing professionals nationally. Today, there are more than 10,000 professionals designated as Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC) or Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialists (CTS). Over 300 professionals are dually certified, a trend that continues to grow as the market and demand dictates more blended capabilities.

What are CPC and CTS certifications?
How are CPC and CTS certifications awarded?
What does CPC or CTS mean to you?

What are CPC and CTS certifications?

Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS) are professional designations awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) to members in the Personnel Consulting field. The certifications are designed to increase the professional level of consultants and develop standards accepted by the industry as well as in the business community.

Certification is viewed in the industry and business community as a seal of excellence. It signifies an individual’s extensive knowledge of employment laws, changing regulations, and agency operations. By earning these certifications, a placement consultant has demonstrated their dedication to the placement industry and commitment to the following ethical business practices.

How are CPC and CTS certifications awarded?

A written examination requires the placement consultant to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of general agency operations, state and federal laws, and regulations applicable to the employment profession. To qualify for certification, an individual must be an Owner, Partner, Manager, or Placement consultant of a Private Placement Firm or corporate human resources or employee relations professional who is currently employed in the industry. The designation can only be granted to individuals; no firm can claim that it is a CPC or CTS firm.

What does CPC or CTS mean to you?

To the client, it assures quality service from a true placement professional. To the individual who achieves it, CPC or CTS certification is a symbol of professionalism and accomplishment. Individuals who successfully complete the examination can proudly display CPC or CTS after their name to symbolize their commitment to the staffing industry and knowledge of the laws that govern it.