Become a Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP®)

Join over 15,000 Accounts Payable professionals in the United Kingdom who work for companies including TKMAXX, Facebook, NHS and Ocado

CAPP is The Global Marker of Excellence in Accounts Payable

CAPP is a program which educates learners on the overall function and responsibility of the Accounts Payable department. It prepares learners for performing the role of an Accounts Payable professional from entry, up to and including management level.

Those who complete the CAPP Certification will gain an advanced understanding of Accounts Payable processes and how Accounts Payable functions can become more risk aware and improve their processes.

Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner

3 Levels of Certification

Explore The Accounts Payable Practitioner Certification Program

The Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) programme comprises of two individual levels (CAPS and CAPM) which can be achieved individually or together when completing the CAPP level.

Learn more about each level of the CAPP programme below or download our handy CAPP certification guide designed to provide you with all of the key information about the CAPP programme levels.

CAPP credential holders have advanced understanding of both technical and management aspects of Accounts Payable

CAPS credential holders are Accounts Payable Subject Matter Experts with advanced knowledge of AP best-practices

CAPM credential holders are experts in Leading and Managing Accounts Payable functions

 Key Facts  

About CAPP Certification

The Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) programme is the most advanced and sought after professional credential in the field of Accounts Payable. Earning the CAPP, CAPM or CAPS credential is an investment in your career development and will stand you out from the crowd in a highly competitive field.


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Over 15,000 UK Professionals


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Start from just £119.99 (6 monthly payments)

3-6 Months

Average Completion Time

  3 simple steps 

To Earn the CAPP, CAPS or CAPM credential

Step 1: Course

Complete your chosen online 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 study material, 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 relevant exam at your convenience, online within the IFOL Academy.

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The Accounts Payable Practitioner certification program gives you practical skills which all employers need

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The CAPP programme gives me targeted training in AP and further enhances my understanding as an Accounts Payable Manager. I have also learned skills to better my team such as ensuring that internal controls are correctly in place.

Stacy Adelubi, Accounts Payable and Receivable Manager

  • Flexible content and classes make it easy to fit learning around your life
  • Specialist content and expert tutors
  • Universally recognised and respected
  • Over 27,000 Accounts Payable professionals have chosen CAPP
  • Practical knowledge and skills which can be applied immediatley

CAPP certification makes you an expert in these in-demand areas

Accounts Payable controls and compliance

Best practices and policies for AP

Supplier on-boarding and relationship management

Leadership and Management of the AP function

Technology solutions for Accounts Payable departments

Understanding the principles of motivation to develop high performance teams

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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 analyse 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.

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

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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, 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

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