Since 1961, the National Association of Personnel Services 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.  NAPS now has over 300 professionals that 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 their 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).

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