Foundation Level of the CAPP programme

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist (CAPS)

Program Overview


Online Learning and Exam

Learn at Your Own Pace

With videos, exercises and quizzes

12 Months Access

To the CAPS course library


Hours of On-demand Video Classes


Hours of Learning Materials and Exam Prep

3 Months

Average Completion Time


Recognition and Respect


To Verify Your Skills and Knowledge


Over 100,000 Professionals

CAPS Certification Overview

An online program for driven Finance professionals who want to stand out from the crowd

The Certified Accounts Payable Specialist programme equips learners with specialist knowledge and skills which are required for a successful career in AP.

Learn crucial, proven best practices, whilst understanding how to improve processes, reduce fraud risk and bring significant value to your business.

The CAPS Certification is the Foundation level of CAPP Certification Programme.

No matter your experience, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career in Accounts Payable and wider finance functions.

Covering core finance and Accounts Payable subject matter, such as managing stakeholder expectations, invoice processing and handling best practices and technology in finance, this course will help you stand out from the crowd.

Monthly Live Classes

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.

Course Modules and Units

  • Welcome To The Programme
  • Meet Your Account Manager
  • Join Your Support Network
  • Getting Started
  • The Role of an Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Career Options and Path For AP Specialists
  • Measuring Customer Success
  • The Customer Service Brand and Journey
  • Managing Customer Expectations
  • Handling Complaints and Moving to Solutions
  • Understanding Accounting Terminology
  • Procurement and The Procure to Pay Cycle
  • Invoice Processing and Handling Best Practices
  • Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Statement Reconciliations
  • Paying with Procurement Cards
  • Fundamentals of Payment Management
  • Effective Cash Management Practices
  • Supplier / Vendor Management
  • Fraud Prevention: Business Email Compromise
  • The Supplier / Vendor Masterfile
  • Supplier / Vendor Onboarding Best Practices
  • Supplier / Vendor Verification and Maintenance
  • Supplier / Vendor Validations
  • Supplier / Vendor Relationship Management
  • Segregation of Duties
  • Common Platforms and Solution Types
  • Improving Processes with Technology Solutions
  • Digital Mail and Data Capture
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Policies and Best Practices for Expenses Management
  • Travel Management Solutions
  • Internal Controls and Processes
  • Managing and Reducing Risks
  • Exam Preparation
  • Final Exam – 50 Multi Choice Questions

Designed for advancing your knowledge, skills and career in Finance

Individuals either currently working within a finance role (Accounts Payable or wider finance operations) or those looking to gain the knowledge and skills to begin a career in finance.

Typically CAPS students job titles include

Accounts Payable Clerk / Analyst / Team Leader / Manager

Finance Assistant / Finance Operations Manager / Financial Controller and many more

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

50+ hours of learning material
Access live and on-demand masterclasses
12 months course access
Exam preparation and two attempts at the exam
Official IFOL accredited Certificate
The most respected Accounts Payable Certification globally

Study Online - within the IFOL Virtual Academy

Whats included (CAPS)

Access to the CAPS study material and exam for 12 months
  • E-learning slides and reading material
  • 3 Monthly Live Masterclasses
  • Review questions and exercises
  • Quizzes and practice questions
  • Library of pre-recorded classes
  • Study guide and dedicated Account Manager
  • Online examination with two attempts
  • E-certificate and official paper certificate

Enrol today

It's quick and simple

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.

Enrolment is simple – you can enrol online below where you will be required to select your international location (course materials contain regional variances) and then proceeding to create your student profile and pay the course fees.
Following payment, the course will become immediately available to you within your student dashboard.

Need support enrolling?

Book your 1-2-1 enrolment appointment here

Fees and Payment Options

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist (CAPS) Payment Options

  • Enrol anytime online or book an enrolment appointment here
  • Pay course fees monthly or in one single payment
  • Instant access to the e-Learning platform and course
  • Learn at your own pace with 12 months access
  • Exam included – take it when you’re ready

Single Payment

$895.00 USD

Monthly Payment Plan

$149.95 USD

x 6 monthly payments

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist (CAPS) Payment Options

  • Enrol anytime online or book an enrolment appointment here
  • Pay course fees monthly or in one single payment
  • Instant access to the e-Learning platform and course
  • Learn at your own pace with 12 months access
  • Exam included – take it when you’re ready

Single Payment

£695.00 GBP

Monthly Payment Plan

£119.99 GBP

x 6 monthly payments

What you'll gain from the CAPS programme

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist status and CAPS designation
Understand finance and accounting terminology
Successfully manage customers and stakeholders expectations
Understand invoice processing and handling best practices
Embrace the uses and benefits of todays technology in finance
Understand internal controls, risk management and compliance

Your CAPS certification makes you an expert in these in-demand areas

Supplier on-boarding and relationship management

Accounts Payable controls and compliance

Technology solutions for Accounts Payable departments

Best practices and policies for AP

What CAPP Students Say…

The CAPP programme gives me localised 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 AP & AR Manager, Canada

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.

Louise Varley Purchase Ledger Manager, UK

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