CAPS at a Glance

The CAPS Accounts Payable Specialist Certification is stage one of two in the Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) programme and is designed for both experienced Accounts Payable and wider finance professionals, along with those looking to begin a career in Financial Operations.

The Accounts Payable Specialist Certification is ideal for standardising knowledge of Accounts Payable best practices across teams and encouraging individuals to identify operational weaknesses and consider improvements or solutions.

About the Course

The course is structured in an accessible and user-friendly way that underlines key information and provides useful summaries. It examines and breaks down specific standards topic-by-topic. There are case studies, which are based on real-life examples, and many exercises, multiple-choice questions and sample answers for trainees to test their knowledge as they progress through the course.


The course and exam is usually completed within 6 months as the pace is set by the learner. Management reports can be provided on a monthly basis to your organisation to measure learner progress.

Overall the course content covers over 40 subject areas, with key focusses on the following areas:

  • AP Fraud Awareness and Fraud Prevention Techniques
  • AP Policies and Invoice Best Practices
  • Vendor Setup and Maintenance Procedures
  • Internal Controls and Compliance Requirements
  • Vendor Setup and Maintenance Processes
  • Payment Procedures, Practices and Solutions
  • Application of Technology Solutions

“Seeing the CAPP designation after my name, made me feel so proud. I finally feel I get the recognition for the specialist knowledge and skills I have.”

Lewis Hancock CAPP

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