The  Academy of Certified Political Analysts and  Certified Political Scientists

We Invite you to join our Public Policy Council and Advsiory Commission on Standards in Political Science and Political Analysis.

Political Science - Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government, and politics. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state.[1] It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behavior. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works."[2]


The worlds First Political Science Professional Designation - SINCE 1996
The Academy is the first to incorporate accredited education and exams as a path to achieving political science and public policy certification.


CPS Certified Political Scientist
To become Certified in Political Science or as a Political Analyst, you must have an accredited degree in politics with at least 18 hours of Political Science and qualifying Legal courses within an accredited Masters or Doctorate Program.


  1. Education:  passing all political science courses with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  2. Experience: 2 Year of Political, Governmental, or Public Service.
  3. Accredited Degree from an accredited or governmental recognized program.
  4. Continuing Education
  5. Ethics - agree to the ethics requirements of the Society.

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The Need for Quality Assurance for Public Policy Credentials
In this incredibly competive world of news, education and government, those with degrees and certification will invariably be prepared to compete for the top jobs and provide news, research, or public service having satisfied high standards.

The Political Analyst Designations - In 1997, the Academy created several designations for graduate students to achieve membership and designation for completing the graduate requirements.

 Political science intersects with other fields; including economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. Although it was codified in the 19th century, when all the social sciences were established, political science has ancient roots; indeed, it originated almost 2,500 years ago with the works of Plato and Aristotle.[3]

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of Politics: political science
  2. ^ The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
  3. ^ Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: political science

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"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

-- Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America