NCP- National Check Professional Testing Center

What is the NCPC?

 

The NCPC (National Check Payments Certification) is a new accreditation, similar to the AAP in the ACH world, but with a focus on the Check business.  The program is developed and managed by ECCHO (Electronic Check Clearing House Organization).  The program is intended, in part, to recognize an elevated level of payments acumen among payments professionals.  Study and exam materials cover all aspects related to laws and regulations, processing via paper and image, product development and positioning as well as fraud and risk mitigation.

While it’s true check volumes have decreased over the past few years, they still play a significant role in America’s payments system.  According to the 2010 Federal Reserve Payments Study, over 24 billion checks were processed in 2009, equating to over $31 trillion in payments. Given the significant volume and value of checks in the payments system, the degree of operational and product change resulting from the shift from checks to check images, and the complexity of ongoing regulatory changes, industry participants need to maintain and cultivate additional check expertise.

Through the certification process, National Check Professionals (NCPs) will demonstrate a working knowledge of every significant aspect of the new check payment system including products and operations, relevant rules and laws that govern checks, industry standards and fraud and risk mitigation considerations

Why Should I become Certified?

A National Check Professional (NCP) designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven an expert level of understanding of the current check payments landscape. This sets you apart by:

  • Recognizing your knowledge and comprehension of check payments
  • Recognizing you as a leader in your field
  • Strengthening your professional credibility
  • Demonstrating your commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrating your commitment to stay on the leading edge of industry trends and topics of interest
  • Positioning you for professional advancement

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Why should I have my employees certified?

A National Check Professional (NCP) designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven an expert level of understanding of the current check payments landscape. This sets you apart by:

  • Recognizing your knowledge and comprehension of check payments
  • Recognizing you as a leader in your field
  • Strengthening your professional credibility
  • Demonstrating your commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrating your commitment to stay on the leading edge of industry trends and topics of interest
  • Positioning you for professional advancement

 

 

 

 

 

 Which areas of check will the exam cover?

The NCPC Exam covers (4) major categories of the check business:

  • Rules, laws, and regulations
  • Fraud and Risk Mitigation
  • Check Operations
  • Check Products

 

2017 NCP EXAM

Registration Deadline

           
   Friday, March 31, 2017

♦  May be accepted up to April 30th (or last business day prior) with a $50 late fee.
    Please note that test center locations and time options could be limited.

           

Test Window

Saturday, April 15th – Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Registration for the NCPC Exam is administered through ECCHO. More details on the NCPC program, including registration information, are available by visiting the ECCHO website. www.eccho.org/ncpc

2016 -2017 PaymentFirst National Check Payments Certification Training Program

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Check Fundamentals and Check Processing

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Regulations - Uniform Commercial Code

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Regulations - Regulation CC

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Standards and Formats

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements - Part I

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements - Part II

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Image Exchange: Processes

Thursday, February 23,2017

Exceptions - Returns and Adjustments

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Check Products

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fraud, Risk and Risk Mitigation - Part 1

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fraud, Risk and Risk Mitigation - Part 2

 

Member Price: $795.00
Non Member Price: $1590.00

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