How can I prepare?

The CAPP and CAPA exams are designed to emphasize the important tasks and duties in accounts payable. A thorough knowledge of the curriculum materials and basic academic study skills are required. Preparing for the CAPP or CAPA exam is a self-paced process. Therefore, the duration of study time required will depend on the individual. However, The Institute of Financial Operations recommends at least three months of study time before sitting for one of these exams.

As a CAPP or CAPA candidate, you need options for study preparation.

Now you have them and they are as easy as 1...2...3!

1. Study manuals

The study manual is an essential part of the preparation process for the certification exam. Check out the enhanced versions of both the CAPP and CAPA Study Manuals, recently released with the latest industry intelligence. 

  Print Version
CAPA Certification Study Manual
CAPP Certification Study Manual


2. Certification exam review series

Join the The Institutes' certification exam review series to help simplify the vast amount of study materials and gain insight from an AP expert with many years of professional experience. These knowledge-packed sessions provide a domain-by-domain review. You can select individual domains of pertinence to you, or take advantage of the entire series at a discounted package price. Register now for the Self-Study CAPP or CAPA Certification Exam Review Series!

Eli Cooper, Baylor Healthcare Systems, attended the exam review webinar series and said: "Coming from a nonprofit background, our staff had virtually no experience with tax. The CAPA webinars were able to breathe life into our weakest domain and create real-world examples to our textbook knowledge. Thank you again!"

Certification Exam Preparation Packets

Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) Exam Preparation Packet

Certified Accounts Payable Associate (CAPA) Exam Preparation Packet