Leading our Profession’s Credentialing since 1961
Since 1961, NAPS has awarded more than 10,000 professional credentials to recruiting and staffing
professionals. Today NAPS awards 5 different professional credentials. Credentialing began with
the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) in 1961. The Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialists
(CTS) was added in 1989. We now have over 300 professionals are dually certified as CPC and CTS.
The NAPS commitment to credentialing continues with its two most recent credentialing programs,
Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) introduced in 2006, and our first credentialing
program specifically designed for staffing and recruiting companies. The NAPS Accredited Firm
credential (NAF) was introduced in 2007. NAPS also offers the first staffing specialty certification
designation, the Physician Recruiting Consultant (PRC).
Why earn professional credentials?
Professional credentialing is a statement to the business community, and to your clients
specifically, of your commitment to staffing and recruiting excellence. Fortune Magazine has
reported that the best way to choose a recruiter is to ask them if they’ve been certified. Buyers
of our profession’s services want consultants, consultants who can lead them through the
complexities of staffing, search and retention for their organization’s continuing success.
Credentialing demonstrates your individual and organizational commitment to excellence to your
clients, yourself and your organization.
NAPS credentialing isn’t static!
It's very important that the credentialed search and staffing professionals stay current with
staffing and recruiting law, ethics, and best business practices. For this reason, NAPS
requires continuing education for all its CPC, CTS, PRC and CERS credentialed professionals.
NAPS Accredited Firms must renew their commitment to excellence on an annual basis.