University of the Aftermarket - Northwood University

ACP Designation

The Automotive Content Professionals Network's (ACP) designation program codifies and more accurately defines the skills and experiences to become a professional catalog manager. It denotes a path that professionals can follow in order to develop the skills, contacts, and knowledge that define today's catalog professional.

To attain the ACP designation, professionals must fulfill the following:ACP


Requirement Minimum CEUs
ACES & PIES Webinars  0.7 
Electives* 0.3
ACPN Conferences (must attend two) 1.0
ACPN Service**  1.0
Deliverable*** 1.0
Total Credits: 4.0

*Electives are defined as any University of the Aftermarket approved  program. See "Course Calendar" for an up-to-date list.

**ACPN Service is defined as any service provided to the Automotive Content Professionals Network. This could include (but is not limited to) holding an officer's role, committee membership, speaking, assisting in conference prep, etc.  Final approval of ACPN Service component will come from the ACPN Chairman.

***The ACP Deliverable is a five-page research paper on a pre-approved topic of interest to the cataloging industry. Final approval of the topic and final submission will come from the program director.

Please email University of the Aftermarket Director, Brian Cruickshank, for more details and topic approval.


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University of the Aftermarket
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Midland, MI 48640

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(989) 837-4326
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