NCP- National Check Professional Certification

What is the NCP? 

The NCP is an 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 http://www.paymentsfirst.org/aws/PFI/am/gi, 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.

2023 NCP EXAM

Please note information regarding changes to the NCP Exam below:

Exam Test Window:  April 15 - May 6, 2023

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

NCP Exam Prep Webinar Series

The NCP Exam Prep Webinar Series includes:

  • Sessions listed below
    • Access to recording 24-48 hours following live session
  • Check/Image Flashcards
  • CheckPro

 

 Live Webinar Schedule & Topic (all sessions are 2-3:30pm ET / 1-2:30pm CT)

Check Payments and Check Processing

1/17/23

Check Products

1/24/23

Regulations - Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) 3 & 4

1/31/23

Regulations - Regulation CC – Part I

2/7/23

Regulations - Regulation CC – Part II

2/9/23

Open Forum

2/14/23

Standards and Formats

2/21/23

Image Exchange Rules and Agreements: ECCHO Rules

2/28/23

Image Exchange Rules and Agreements: Fed OC 3

3/2/23

Image Exchange: Processes

3/7/23

Exceptions - Returns and Adjustments, Part 1: Overview & FRB

3/14/23

Exceptions - Returns and Adjustments, Part 2: ECCHO & Treasury Check Reclamations

3/16/23

Fraud, Risk and Risk Mitigation

3/21/23

Open Forum

3/28/23

 

Member Price: $995

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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

Ncp Fun Facts

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