Earn Recertification Hours with CAP

AzCAN’s College Access Professional (CAP) Trainings are for professionals who help students prepare for and be successful in postsecondary education.

CAP courses offer Arizona-specific content that allows you to:

  • Earn recertification hours
  • Join online discussions with peers
  • Complete an action plan that contributes to the college-going culture of your school or organization

Each course spans five weeks and requires just 20 hours of your time to complete.

Scholarships for CAP courses are available thanks to the generous support of Arizona GEAR UP, the Arizona Department of Education and Season for Sharing. Simply register for a class below to apply.

Register for open CAP courses here.

Upcoming CAP Courses



Registration Begins

Supporting Students Through the Application Process Nov. 4 – Dec. 19 Open Now
Financial Aid I: Introduction to Financial Aid Jan. 13 – Feb. 20 Open Now
Postsecondary Advising for Elementary School Counselors Jan. 13 – Feb. 20 Open Now
Postsecondary Advising for Middle Grades Counselors Jan. 13 – Feb. 20 Open Now
Financial Aid II: Financial Aid Programs Feb. 17 – March 20 Open Now
Postsecondary Advising for Special Population Students March 3 – April 10 Jan. 5
Financial Aid III: FAFSA Step by Step March 24 – May 1 Jan. 5
Financial Aid IV: Comparing Offers and Making Appeals June 9 – July 24 April 15

AzCAN can also offer courses upon request for 12 or more professionals.


Arizona College Access Professional (ACAP) Certificate

CAP Training is provided in online modules, consisting of four core modules and seven specialized modules. Participants who complete the four core courses will receive an Arizona College Access Professional (ACAP) certificate, signifying that they have a mastery of knowledge and key strategies from the CAP trainings.

Core Modules

  • Creating Postsecondary Opportunities for All Students
  • College Development for the 21st Century Workforce
  • Postsecondary Exploration, Match, and Fit
  • Supporting Students Through the Application Process

Thanks to our partnerships with Arizona GEAR UP and the Arizona Department of Education we are continuing to have FREE courses in 2022.

We would also like to thank The Arizona Republic-sponsored Season for Sharing initiative for helping fund our CAP program in 2022.

Arizona College Access Professionals

These leaders are prepared to help all students plan informed decisions about their education beyond high school. The Arizona College Access Professional designation involves 60 hours of coursework, discussion and action planning in three areas: creating a college-going culture; college and career planning; and financial aid and college applications.