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What is the CP2P programme?

The CP2P Process Owner Programme is designed for practitioners who want to gain an in-depth understanding of the end to end Procure to Pay (aka Purchase to Pay) cycle and how to implement, manage and optimise it for businesses.

CP2P is suitable for anybody working in Operational Finance, P2P Accounts Payable/Receivable, O2C, Procurement, Purchasing and Shared Services across all industries and sectors — as well as anyone looking to improve their understanding of Financial processes.

We recommend you have a good knowledge of either Finance, Payments, Accounting or Procurement whether achieved through formal training such as the   CAPP program, or through experience.

Those who complete the CP2P Certification will gain the most respected professional credential in the field of Procure-to-Pay along with an advanced understanding of the end to end Procure-to-Pay process and how it can become more efficient.

How to earn the CP2P professional credential

Enroll today

All of the study programmes associated with CP2P are available online and on-demand – this means you can enroll right now or at a time to suit you.

Enrollment includes 12 months access for the Specialist level study programme and the final 50 question exam. For the P2P Process Owner programme, participants have 18 months to complete all study modules and pass the 70 question exam.

Step 1


Complete your chosen online course to build an advanced understanding and give yourself the best preparation for passing the relevant exams

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.

What is the difference between CP2P Specialist and Process Owner?

The Procure to Pay Process Owner (CP2P) programme offers participants two study and certification options, known as Specialist and Process Owner. The Specialist level is suited to individuals who work in an operational role within the P2P process or function, whilst the Process Owner level is the most advanced and is suited to P2P Managers, Leaders and Process Owners. 

Learn more about each level of the CP2P programme below or download our handy CP2P certification guide designed to provide you with all of the key information about the CAPP programme levels.

The Procure to Pay Specialist level is a non-managerial programme which has a core focus on understanding the P2P process.

The CP2P Specialist level covers a wide range of topics including, P2P Structure, Process and Payments.

The Procure to Pay Process Owner is a leadership and managerial programme which has a core focus on the creating, running and optmizing a P2P process and function.

The CP2P Process Owner level covers the entire P2P transformation and process, plus Compliance, Efficiency and Management