Three Ways to Upskill as an Executive Assistant

June 23, 2023


Executive assistants gathered at EA Ignite Spring 2023
Attendees connecting at EA Ignite Spring 2023.

Option 1: Get Your PACE

Looking for a certification with no prequisites, instant online access, and a program that you can go through at your own pace? Look no further than the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE).

This certification from the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is a great option for busy executive assistants. The four modules cover Interpersonal Communication, Task & Project Management, Computer & Internet Technology, and Management Skills. 

Once you sign up, you have a full year to go over the Study Guide, study in your own way, and take the exam. Adding your PACE to your resume or LinkedIn profile demonstrates your command of the skills necessary to succeed as an EA and helps you to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Option 2: Attend EA Ignite

Do you want to personally connect with a community of other executive and senior-level assistants, all while learning and exchanging knowledge together? Join EA Ignite: a high-precision, in-person training event for EAs. 

Held in the spring and fall, and in different cities each year, EA Ignite is a wonderful opportunity to grow your skill set and network with other EAs who can help you to advance in your career.

Check out some pearls of wisdom gleaned from EA Ignite Spring 2023:

Additionally, ASAP offers an EA Summit during the annual Administrative Professionals Conference (APC). This popular conference draws executive assistants and administrative professionals from around the world for three days of training, connection, and career planning.

Option 3: Become an ASAP Member

Already certified? Unable to attend an in-person event this year? Become an ASAP member!

We offer two tiers of membership: free and All-Access. By signing up for free ASAP membership, you'll receive a free weekly newsletter of resources and discounts on all ASAP events, including webinars.

With All-Access membership, priced at just $199 per year, you'll receive all of this and:

Choose One of the Above, or All Three!

ASAP is dedicated to providing executive assistants and administrative professionals with all the training and tools you need to succeed.

Questions? Contact us! We're here to help you find the right training solution for you and your team to learn, grow, and thrive.

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