Certified Procure to Pay Specialist Level (CP2P®)

Stay ahead in a rapidly evolving field, with a professional credential from The Institute of Financial Operations and Leadership 

Reach your potential with an advanced study programme and professional credential designed to equip you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of Financial Operations, specifically the Procure to Pay arena.

With a steep in increase in businesses aligning their procurement or sourcing functions with finance, particularly Accounts Payable, practitioners and subject matter experts in the world of Financial Operations are in high demand. This programme will provide entry routes if you’re looking to switch careers and help you consolidate your knowledge and skills if you’re a Finance or Procurement professional looking to progress to a P2P Process Owner position.

Programme Overview

Developed by The Institute of Financial Operations and Leadership (the global professional body for Finance Operations professionals) in partnership with over 30 Finance Leaders, P2P Subject Matter Experts, Researchers and Practitioners, this programme provides an unrivalled education on the Procure to Pay Cycle from concept to delivery and optimization. You’ll work through real-world scenarios encouraging you to consider important decisions when structuring, managing and taking ownership of a P2P process or function.

What else is part of the programme?
  • Study 5 modules each exploring a different aspect of the Procure to Pay cycle
  • Master understanding of P2P Processes evolve in response to business needs
  • Study the methods for creating a robust, risk reduced and efficient P2P Process.
  • Earn a globally recognized professional credential and stand out from the crowd
  • Understand how to connect theoretical knowledge with the real world
  • Earn access to the IFOL Certified Membership Community of Finance Professionals

Steps to earn the CP2P Specialist Credential

Earning the Procure to Pay Specialist (CP2P) credential can be achieved in three simple steps as outlined below.

Step 1: Course

Complete the 5 Module, online CP2P course to build an advanced understanding of on P2P Operations, Processes, Best Practices and Improvement Measures. You can  enroll online or  click here to book an enrollment session with one of our trusted advisors.

Step 2: Exam Prep and Practice

Use the CP2P 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 50 question exam at your convenience, online within the IFOL Academy. You must score 80% in order to pass the exam and be awarded the CP2P Specialist designation. You will receive 3 attempts to pass the exam included with enrollment.

Study Modules

  • 30 Study Hours
  • 3 Months Avg Completion Time
  • Online Study
Certified Procure to Pay Specialist Level

The study programme covers all of the subjects required to prepare you for the CP2P Specialist exam. With 5 core modules and several study units per module, the programme provides a detailed and in-depth education on the Procure to Pay process, dissected into manageable sections.

8% The Expenditure Cycle

22% Aligning Purchasing and Accounts Payable

22% P2P Structure, Transition and Change

14% Procurement Process, The Receiving Process

34% The Accounts Payable Function and Payment Types

CP2P Course Structure

Online and Self-Paced

The CP2P Specialist course combines self-study learning including reading, pre-recorded lectures and optional live workshops for one flat rate. Whether you prefer self-paced or structured, your tuition is the same.

The CP2P 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.

Enrollment includes 18 months access to the course and IFOL Academy
  • E-learning work-books and reading materials
  • Over 30 hours of pre-recorded lectures and workshops
  • End of module assignments to complete
  • Study guide and dedicated Account Manager
  • Online exam with 3 attempts
  • Digital and official paper certificate awarded by IFOL

How to Enroll in CP2P

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

Registration and enrollment 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 and Payment Options

Each level of the CP2P certification programme requires an enrollment fee to be paid before you can access study materials and classes.

Registration fees outlined below can be paid using a valid credit/debit card and we offer a monthly payment option for those who would prefer to spread enrollment fees over several months.

Alternatively during the registration process you may request an invoice using the invoice request form.

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