APA Technician Certification

Accounts Payable Association Certified Training Courses

Accounts Payable Association certified training courses are transforming the AP industry by offering the opportunity to gain a recognised and valued qualification.

Unlike other business functions, Accounts Payable professionals have not had access to certified training from a professional body.

This has led to complaints of no visible career paths, not being appreciated, and feeling undervalued. Individuals that wanted to take actions to advance their own careers had few options.

Managers had no resources to support staff training or succession planning. When interviewing staff there was limited quantifiable evidence of capability available.

In a recent survey we carried out, 70% of AP professionals said access to qualifications and training would assist their professional development.

Supported by 100's of employers like these

Industry recognised certifications

APA Technician Course

Become a certified AP Technician

The APA Technician course will help you to identify all of the core processes and procedures needed to work within an Accounts Payable function. The course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all relevant areas of Transactional Finance.

Why enrol on the APA Technician Course?

  • Join the growing elite group of Accounts Payable Association certified AP Technicians in the UK.
  • Gain an indepth understanding of the AP function within all sized businesses.
  • Give yourself the skills to progress to the next level.
  • Stand out from the crowd and increase your own personal earning potential with an industry recognised certification.
  • Gain access to discussion forums exclusively for AP certified individuals.

What does the APA Technician course cover?

Example Modules include:

  • Invoice processing
  • Suppliers
  • Payments
  • VAT
  • Technology
  • Compliance and Controls
  • Technology
  • and much more (a full curriculum is available below)

After completion of the APA Technician course, you will receive a copy of your official certificate awarded by The APA. You will also be able to publish your certificate on Linkedin for future employers, recruiters and fellow LinkedIn members to view.

Many leading employers globally are actively seeking AP professionals holding the APAT certification and are paying a premium for certified professionals.

APA certified courses provide employers and AP professionals an industry recognised certification specific to Accounts Payable.

Enrolling is simple - click the 'Buy' button at the top of this page. 

Enter your details and you will be directed to your own personal dashboard within the AP Academy where you can begin your course, track your own progress and enroll in other APA courses.

Or call us on 0330 120 0517

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APA Technician Certification 6 x £83.00

APA Student Testimonials

I am already signed up and taking the APA Managers certification

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Kathryn - AP Analyst has just completed the APA technician certificate programme

"I was surprised by the amount of content in the course all of which has helped me understand and define my current role

My current AP Manger supported my studies throughout the course

I now feel part of a community of AP Professionals

I am already signed up and taking the APA Managers certification".

Niall - A senior AP Professional recently took the APA Managers certification and passed with flying colours..

"The course was well written & structured outlining a lot of the areas I have to manage on a day to day basis" "Now I have completed and passed the APAM certification my employers have recognised the programme which is being rolled out company wide" "Using my certification I have updated my linked profile allowing others to view & commit to support the AP industry I a so passionate and proud of"

Don’t Get Left Behind

If you don’t take action now to change your life and career, your life and career won’t change.

If you ignore what the APA courses can offer you, nothing will change. The longer you leave it the more you will get left behind because more people working in AP roles will gain these qualifications.

For managers and business owners wanting the benefits of highly trained staff, and for individuals wanting the rewards of career advancement, the APA courses are what will produce that change.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

“Do I need to buy and learning material?”

No, all of the learning materials required for undertaking and successfully completing the course are included within the online learning management system, which you will have access to for 12 months.

“How long does it take to complete the APA Technician course?”

The APA Technician course is an in-depth course which covers all non-management areas of Accounts Payable. This course requires approximately 35-45 learning hours.

“Can my employer pay for me to enrol?”

Yes. Over 90% of individuals enrolling on APA courses seek funding from their employer first. If your employer is willing to fund your enrolment cost, we can invoice your employer and enrol you on the course as soon as payment is received. Please contact us on courses@ap-association.co.uk to make this arrangement.

“How do I enrol?”

Enrolment is very easy – Simply navigate to the top or bottom of this page where you will find a button ‘Buy £xx’ . Click this button; follow the instructions for enrolment and payment. As soon as you have completed these simple steps, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to begin your chosen course.

“Can I display letters after my name?”

Yes, for those who are APA Induction certified, they can display APAI after their name. For APA Technician it’s APAT and for APA Manager it’s APAM.

“Do I get a certificate?”

Yes, upon completion of your chosen course, you will receive a certificate in the post from the Accounts Payable Association with your unique student number and APA stamp of approval.

“Is there an exam?”

There is a multiple choice exam at the end of the course which is also completed online. Our courses and exams have been designed to be very user friendly.

“Can I enrol on this course without completing any of the other APA courses?”

Yes, you can choose which course you feel suits you most – although our advice is not to stretch yourself too far as you may struggle. A general rule of thumb is if you have less than 6 months AP experience, start from the beginning with the APA Induction course.  

The APA Manager course is for you..

Looking to progress into AP Management?

APA Managers Certification £699.00