Certified Accounts Payable Specialist

Online Course

Gain an in depth understanding of Accounts Payable processes and best practices along with how and why they should be applied in the workplace

Become a Certified Accounts Payable Specialist (CAPS)

The first choice for Accounts Payable Professionals

Boost your knowledge and skills
Study online at your own pace
Get certified in a few months

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You'll be pleased to know that all ACAPP Certification programmes are:


18+ Modules, Training presentations and videos along with assessments and exams


Our mission is to make world class Financial Operations training accessible to all


100% online at your own pace within our specially designed Online Virtual Academy


Achieving ACAPP Certified status means your knowledge and credentials will be recognised globally with leading employers

The ACAPP Certification Programme is enables Accounts Payable and wider Financial Operations professionals to advance your career with the knowledge, skills and confidence of a world class Financial Operations professional

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

How the certification program works

100% Online Study at Your Own Pace

ACAPP certification programs are offered 100% online, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you, whilst working at your own pace.

Quick and easy registration

Getting started is as simple as,
1. Choose the program you would like to enrol in
2. Select a payment option (monthly or full payment)
3. Create your user account and start learning

Test your knowledge

As you progress through the program, you will need to complete various assignments and module exams to confirm your knowledge and understanding. Don't worry, if you need support our tutors are ready to help.

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the CAPS credential, students must:
Complete all course modules within 12 months and achieve a minimum passing grade of 80% on the final exam.


Entry / Intermediate / Advanced

Study Time

50 Hours (Up to 12 months to complete)


Certified Accounts Payable Specialist

The ACAPP Foundation course is stage one in the ACAPP 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.

Course delivery and study materials

Every ACAPP course is designed to be studied online within the ACAPP Virtual Academy, an online learning platform where all course materials, study guides, assignments, videos and exams are available. Study support from ACAPP 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 Content Table

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What you'll gain from this course

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

Who is this course designed for?

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 ACAPP 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

How to enrol in ACAPP Online Courses

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.

Course Fees

We offer flexible monthly payment options.

One Time Payment

Monthly Payment Plan

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist

Includes: All course materials. Final Exam. Official Certificate

895.00 USD
One time payment

149.95 USD x 6
Monthly payment plan

One Time Payment

Monthly Payment Plan

Certified Accounts Payable Specialist

Includes: All course materials. Final Exam. Official Certificate

695.00 GBP
One time payment

119.99 GBP x 6
Monthly payment plan

50 hours of learning material
12 months course access
Official ACAPP Certificate
The most respected Accounts Payable Certification globally

More Courses from ACAPP

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

You'll not only gain specialized knowledge and skills, but also:

More confidence in your abilities

Knowledge and skills employers need

Increased earning potential

Greater job satisfaction

What you'll learn

CAPS Course Modules and Learning Objectives

Frequently asked questions

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 12 months to complete the course and final exam. Most students aim to complete the course within 6 months.

Is ACAPP Certification internationally recognised?

ACAPP is the leading provider of Accounts Payable & P2P courses, qualifications, conferences and research. As such the ACAPP Certification Programmes are highly respected and widely recognised with Practitioners and Employers in Canada, USA and the United Kingdom.

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