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Accounts Payable Certified 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.

What Price do you put on your Career?

Our courses offer career progression and will always cost less than the pay increases you should secure in the job market after completing them.

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  • Official APA Certificate

    Official Accredited Certified APA completion certificate

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    24/7 Access to our brand new online virtual summit portal packed full of educational content.

P2P Certification

Begin your APA certification journey today...

The P2P Certification course will help you to identify all of the core processes and procedures needed to work within a Procure to Pay Department. The course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all relevant areas of Transactional Finance.

Why enrol on the P2P Certification Course?

  • Join the growing elite group of Accounts Payable Association certified P2P Managers in the UK.
  • Gain an indepth understanding of the P2P 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/P2P certified individuals.


What does the P2P Certification course cover?

Check out the full curriculum below...


After completion of the P2P Certification 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/P2P professionals holding the P2P 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 & Procure to Pay.

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.

The P2P Certification course is also offered as a classroom-based 'Fast Track' course which is completed over a 2 day period with an APA certified trainer and a group of up to 12 students. For more information see APA Manager Fast Track.

Or call our course enrolment team on 0121 794 7300


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Benefits of APA Certification

APA Certified Courses are the leading courses for the Accounts Payable industry

  • Increased knowledge of Accounts Payable processes

  • A Certification recognised by leading employers globally

  • Increased earning potential and career progression

  • Join the APA member network and attend the APA annual conference

  • Ongoing support and guidance within your career

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Welcome!

    • Introduction to P2P Certification

    • APA Study Guide

    • Lets get to know you

    • Join Your Community!

  • 2

    Section 1: The Expenditure Cycle, aka Purchase to Pay

    • Section 1: The Expenditure Cycle, aka Purchase to Pay - Study Material

    • End of Section 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Section 2: Alignment of Purchasing and Accounts Payable

    • Section 2: Alignment of Purchasing and Accounts Payable - Study Material

    • End of Section 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Section 3: Agreement on Scope

    • Section 3: Agreement on Scope - Study Material

    • Section 3: Agreement on Scope - Study Material

    • End of Section 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Section 4: Structure

    • Section 4: - Study Material

    • End of Section 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Section 5: Transition

    • Section 5: Transition - Study Material

    • End of Section 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Section 6: Adapting to Change

    • Section 6: Adapting to Change - Study Material

    • End of Section 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Section 7: Procurement - How Organisations Buy Goods and Services

    • Section 7: Procurement - How Organisations Buy Goods and Services - Study Material

    • End of Section 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Section 8: Receipt of Goods and Services

    • Section 8: Receipt of Goods and Services - Study Material

    • End of Section 8 Quiz

  • 10

    Section 9: Accounts Payable

    • Section 9: Accounts Payable - Study Material

    • End of Section 9 Quiz

  • 11

    Section 10: Payment for Goods and Services

    • Section 10: Payments for Goods and Services - Study Material

    • End of Section 10 Quiz

  • 12

    Section 11: Purchasing Cards

    • Section 11: Purchasing Cards - Study Material

    • End of Section 11 Quiz

  • 13

    Section 12: Cash Management

    • Section 12: Cash Management - Study Material

    • End of Section 12 Quiz

  • 14

    Section 13: Vendor Management

    • Section 13: Vendor Management - Study Material

    • End of Section 13 Quiz

  • 15

    Section 14: Compliance and Regulatory Reporting

    • Section 14: Compliance and Regulatory Reporting - Study Material

    • End of Section 14 Quiz

  • 16

    Section 15: Controls, Fraud & Fraud Prevention and Risk Management

    • Section 15: Controls, Fraud & Fraud Prevention and Risk Management - Study Material

    • End of Section 15 Quiz

  • 17

    Section 16: Automation

    • Section 16: Automation - Study Material

    • End of Section 16 Quiz

  • 18

    Section 17: Effectiveness

    • Section 17: Effectiveness - Study Material

    • End of Section 17 Quiz

  • 19

    Section 18: Management/Leadership

    • Section 18: Management/Leadership - Study Material

    • End of Section 18 Quiz

  • 20

    Section 19: Change Management

    • Section 19: Change Management - Study Material

    • End of Section 19 Quiz

  • 21

    Educational Podcasts

    • APA Podcast Introduction

    • Putting the AP in hAPpy

    • Passionate about People, Process and Technology

    • Developing the right skills to advance your career in AP

    • Hit your reset button

    • Creating your personal brand in AP

    • Choosing the AP career from Uni

    • The Journey of an AP Manager

Here's what our student say

Fantastic AP Manager Course

Adam Griffiths

Thanks to the Accounts Payable Association for the fantastic AP Manager course they offer. I Have just completed the course and final tests to receive my APAM certification. Would absolutely recommend the course!

Amazing Course!

Nadine Samuel

Amazing Course which has reminded me how important and specialised the area of Transactional Finance that I am passionate about is. Sometimes you get demotivated in your chosen career and forget why you chose this career path!

Enjoyed Every Module!

Roberto Lecora

A well structured course and great personal development investment. I am glad that I have decided to complete the APA Team Leader Certification, I have enjoyed every module of the course!

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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.

  • “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.