Earn your certification and become an AP VIP
When you're ready to make a statement about your stature as a skilled and polished accounts payable professional, then it's time to get certified.
The CAPA (Certified Accounts Payable Associate) and CAPP (Certified Accounts Payable Professional) certifications from The Institute of Financial Operations are recognized by department heads and hiring managers as the pre-eminent designations for AP professionals. Those four letters clearly distinguish designees as AP professionals with the knowledge, the skill and the commitment to excel at their jobs, and as leaders in the profession.
Which designation is right for you?
The CAPP program is appropriate for AP and related professionals in a supervisory or managerial position.
The CAPA program is ideal for AP or related specialists who perform operational functions without supervisory responsibilities.
Higher standards. The highest respect.
Both the CAPP and CAPA exams were developed using the highest nationally recognized standards for certification assessment and evaluation and are the most reliable and verifiable means to measure the competency skills of AP professionals.
Candidate handbooks provide a comprehensive review of the certification programs. Download a complimentary copy of your CAPP Handbook or CAPA Handbook (found below) and begin your journey toward AP certification.
Employers can be assured that CAPP or CAPA designees have mastered the skills required to be successful in any AP environment.
Hundreds of organizations recognize the value of certification, including Baylor Healthcare Systems, Defense Accounting and Finance Service, Genentech, General Motors, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quest Diagnostics, T-Mobile, Wal-Mart Stores, Yale University, etc.
REGISTER NOW - It's a simple process.
1. Complete and submit the Qualification Application and Code of Ethics form.
3. Decide which study option or combination of options work best for you and start preparing for the exam.
The Institute provides many resources to help you earn your certification, including: