Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner Programme

The Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) programme is not only the highest level of Accounts Payable certification, but also the most widely trusted and respected globally. CAPP is frequently listed as a required certification for employers when recruiting for Accounts Payable positions.

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Accounts Payable Practitioner Certification

Programme Overview



Online Learning and Exam

Learn at Your Own Pace

With videos, exercises and quizzes

18 Months Access

To our course library


Hours of On-demand Video Classes


Hours of Learning Materials and Exam Prep

3-6 Months

Average Completion Time


Recognition and Respect


To Verify Your Skills and Knowledge


Over 100,000 Professionals

Go further with the CAPP credential

A Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner is a Finance Professional with extensive knowledge of Accounts Payable processes, best practices and understands how to manage the Accounts Payable function and or team, who are responsible for onboarding and paying vendors who provide goods and services to their business. The CAPP designation demonstrates a high level of competency and knowledge in all areas of Accounts Payable, from process improvement and overcoming common AP challenges to effective management of an Accounts Payable function.

Whether you are an experienced Accounts Payable or wider Finance professional, the Accounts Payable Practitioner course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career in finance as a subject matter expert and business leader.

Why should you consider CAPP?

The CAPP® certification and designation is widely recognized and respected in the USA, Canada, Europe and UK and is the first choice for finance professionals who want to stand out as Accounts Payable subject matter experts or leaders of Accounts Payable functions and teams.

Through the thirteen-chapter CAPP® programme, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of all practical aspects of Accounts Payable functions and learn how to embed the best solutions into modern businesses facing a range of risk, performance, and compliance challenges.

The CAPP® designation will not only expand the quality and breadth of your skills, management and leadership abilities but will elevate your professional credentials as a Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner and help advance your career.

Studying for CAPP

The CAPP Course Structure

The CAPP course is offered combines engaging live and self-study learning options for one flat rate. Whether you prefer self-paced or structured, your tuition is the same.

The CAPP course traditional self-study model is all-inclusive, covering all required study materials, access to online learning tools, your examination, and support groups. Live monthly classes and pre-recorded classes are included for the duration of your studies at no additional charge.

Enrolment includes 18 months access to the course and IFOL Academy
  • E-learning slides and reading material
  • 3 Monthly Live Masterclasses (attending is optional)
  • Review questions and exercises
  • Quizzes and practice questions
  • The IFOL library of 60+ hours of pre-recorded masterclasses
  • Study guide and dedicated Account Manager
  • Online examination with three attempts
  • Digital and official printed copy of your certificate

Steps to earn the CAPP credential

Earning the Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) credential can be achieved in three simple steps as outlined below.

Step 1: Course

Complete the 13 Module, online CAPP course to build an advanced understanding of Accounts Payable best practices and processes.  You can enrol online or click here to book an enrolment session with one of our trusted advisors.

Step 2: Exam Prep and Practice

Use the CAPP practice questions, live and recorded classes to prepare for the final exam.

Step 3: The Exam

When you’ve completed the course you can take the exam at your convenience, online within the IFOL Academy.

Certification Enrolment

How to enroll in CAPP

When to enrol is entirely your choice, there are no set intake dates as our Virtual Academy allows you the flexibility to start and stop study whenever is convenient for you.

Registration and enrolment can be completed online instantly and takes just a couple of minutes. Simply create your IFOL virtual academy user profile, pay course registration fees and gain instant access to your chosen course and exam.

Fees & Payment Options

Each level of the CAPP certification programme requires an enrolment fee to be paid before students can access study materials and classes. Find the schedule of fees here

Registration fees can be paid using a valid credit/debit card. Alternatively during the registration process you may request an invoice using the invoice request form.

Need help with enrollment?

Book a 1-2-1 enrolment appointment here

Helpful Information

The CAPP course includes both CAPS and CAPM levels combined, providing the most advanced level of Accounts Payable education and certification available.

Download the course guide to see all modules and units included in the course.

From your enrolment date you will have access to the online courses, study material and final exams for 18 months, in which time you must complete the course and exam.

Every course from Institute of Financial Operations and Leadership (IFOL) is designed to be studied online within the IFOL Virtual Academy, an online learning platform where all course materials, study guides, assignments, videos and exams are available. Study support from IFOL accredited tutors is also provided through the Virtual Academy.

Yes, click below to book a demo session with one of our friendly advisors. The session will be a live 1-2-1 session where you will see the learning platform and course first hand.

Yes, as an active student on either CAPS, CAPM or CAPP programmes, you will also gain exclusive access to monthly live Masterclasses which are delivered our panel of Accounts Payable and Leadership expert coaches. Read more about Masterclasses here.

Study support from IFOL accredited tutors is also provided through the Virtual Academy.

From your enrolment date you will have access to the online course and final exams for 12 months, in which time you must complete the course.

Typically CAPP students job titles include

Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk / Team Leader or Manager

Finance Operations Manager / Director

P2P Manager / Specialist / Consultant

Head of Shared Services

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and is a sample

  • Deep understanding of Accounts Payable processes and best practices
  • Ability to analyze and improve current processes
  • Advanced awareness of Fraud threats and risk to AP
  • Skills for onboarding and managing Suppliers / Vendors
  • An in-depth knowledge of Leadership and Management for Accounts Payable teams
  • The skills and knowledge to improve processes and create efficiencies
  • An understanding of how to use Key Performance Indicators in AP
  • Ability to create a high performance, motivated and engaged team
  • Knowledge of AP dashboards and reports

You can take the exam after completing all modules within the online course. The exam is situated within the IFOL online academy and can be taken at your convenience from any location.

To pass the exam you much achieve an 80% overall score. If for any reason you don’t pass first time, you can try again at no additional cost.

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Here's what our students and certified members say...

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The CAPP programme gives me localized training in AP and further enhances my understanding as an AP Manager. I can also learn skills to better my team such as ensuring that internal controls are correctly in place.

Stacy Adelubi, Accounts Payable and Receivable Manager

It’s always good to go back to basics sometimes, hence why I was keen to start on the Foundation course (CAPS) and work my way up to the Practitioner course (CAPP). Having a new team to manage can be difficult but with the knowledge that I am gaining, I will be the best manager for my team. I will also share this knowledge with my team so that we can grow together. The SWOT analysis is also very interesting – it is a good way of celebrating strengths and highlighting weakness to motivate a strive for success!

Louise Varley, Purchase Ledger Manager

Thank you IFOL for this amazing journey. The course is well-designed for a Global Standard for AP management. I am sure I have benefit a lot through this journey. Now, I am very proud to be recognized globally as CAPM. Thank you Institute of Financial Operations & Leadership (IFOL) for this great support.

Kuo-Jui Lee, Accounts Payable Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CAPP Certification internationally recognized?

IFOL is the leading provider of Accounts Payable & P2P courses, qualifications, conferences and research. As such the CAPP Certification Programme from IFOL is highly respected and widely recognized with Practitioners and Employers in Canada, USA and the United Kingdom.

What's included in the certification programme?

The programme includes all course materials, additional learning resources (webinars, reports etc) study guide, final exam and certificate.

How long to I have to complete the course and take the exam?

You have up to 18 months to complete the course and final exam. Most students aim to complete the course within 9 months.