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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.

The Accounts Payable Association (APA) now offers Certified Training Courses that will benefit the entire AP industry.

The APA Now Offers a Solution for the Accounts Payable Industry

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  • Courses are accredited by the only AP professional body, the APA.
  • Individuals can take charge of their own career advancement.
  • Employers have access to training resources for their staff.
  • Candidates have recognised qualifications to present at interview.
  • AP professionals can keep up to date with new technologies, processes, and procedures.

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

Courses from the Only Accounts Payable Association in the UK

The Accounts Payable Association (APA) now offers Certified Training Courses that will benefit the entire AP industry.

You can gain both credibility and recognition from our 3 Courses that give you the opportunity to gain certificated evidence of your knowledge and capabilities of the accounts Payable function.

As an individual you can accelerate your career progression and boost your income. Managers can increase the effectiveness of their team and improve efficiency.

Simply select the course appropriate for your current level of Accounts Payable skills and experience, then click the link to see more information.

APA Technician Certificate

It is proven that employers often look for certification as the differentiator when recruiting thus saving an certification in your chosen field will alternately help in your long term career.

The APA Technician certificate helps you to identify all of the core processes & procedures needed to work within and Accounts Payable function.

After completion of the APA Technician certificate you will be able to publish your certificate on Linkedin for future employers/recruiters demonstrating your AP capabilities.

The APA Technician course covers areas such as Invoice processing, payments, VAT, compliance etc. (a full breakdown of the content is listed at bottom of page)

After surveying a large number of Accounts Payable professionals recognition, training & reward always come top of the list...

Our courses are designed to provide employers for the first time a recognised certification specific to Accounts Payable.

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.

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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 £599.00