September 19-22, 2021 I Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL
Growth for a new today September 19-22, 2021, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL
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Maximize your APC training experience with PACE Certification! Take advantage of this once a year opportunity to prepare for the PACE Exam in a live instructor-led class. Then, following the class, you can take the PACE Exam right there while you are onsite at APC or wait and take it later. Your choice!

Choose from 2 PACE Certification exam options:

  • Immediately following the prep class on your own personal laptop. (Get results right away.)

  • Later, when you return to your office and feel ready to take the exam on-line.

You will have a total of 3 chances to take the 120 question, multiple choice exam, within 1 year of receiving access to the PACE Certification Course in the My E-Learning Center site on

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What is PACE?

As you know, being an assistant is more than your job. It's your profession. That's why earning your Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) is an important step forward in your career. PACE is a prestigious accreditation that demonstrates to employers, colleagues and the world,  the breadth of your professional knowledge and your commitment to continuing professional development. Learn More ›

What’s Included?

  • A live review of each of the PACE learning modules with top trainers
  • On-demand access to the Study Guide and training videos, before you get to the Conference
  • The opportunity to take the Certification exam onsite AND online from anywhere you’d like
  • Online access to your Certification Account and Profile
*If you have a group of 5 or more interested, please reach out to us at to learn about PACE for Teams!

What You’ll Gain

More credibility
A stronger resume
Higher earning power


You will receive your PACE study materials when you register for the on-site PACE course, but access to the exam will not be granted until the PACE Exam Prep Course on September 18th. If you cancel your APC Conference registration for any reason, your PACE Certification will be transferred to the online version of the PACE Certification. No refunds will be given for PACE Certification.
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