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About the National Check Payments Certification Program

Through the National Check Payments Certification program, National Check Professionals (NCPs) demonstrate a working knowledge of every significant aspect of the check payment system, including products and operations, relevant rules and laws that govern check image exchange including industry standards and fraud and risk mitigation considerations.

To take the exam you must register for and purchase the exam through ECCHO. For more information about ECCHO and the cost of the NCP exam, visit their website.

To prepare for the exam, ePayResources teamed with ECCHO to provide a series of webinars and study materials concentrating on core, blue-print exam categories: Rules, Laws, & Regulations; Fraud & Risk Mitigation; Operations; and Products. 

ePayResources is committed to assisting the NCP candidate in exam preparation. We provide an NCP Prep community through our Connections Community website. The online community is exclusive to individuals preparing for the current exam and that have purchased ePayResource's Power Package program or the webinar series. It provides one repository for webinar sessions' decks; supplemental materials; additional study tools; and recordings of each session when available (typically one business day after the live webinar). 

The Connections Community also provides a forum for communication between NCP candidates and ePayResources’ NCPs. We answer questions, drive discussion, and clarify content in a near-real-time, online environment.

NCP Power Package

Through the certification process, a National Check Professional (NCP) demonstrates a working knowledge of every significant aspect of the check payment system, including products and operations, relevant rules and laws that govern check image exchange, industry standards, and fraud and risk mitigation considerations.

To take the exam, you must register for and purchase the exam through ECCHO. For more information about ECCHO and the cost of the NCP exam, visit the ECCHO website.

The Aspiring NCP Power Package is your best value for thorough preparation!

The Aspiring NCP Power Package includes

  • NCP Review Before You Test Course ($525 value)
  • Aspiring APRP Publication Package ($295 value)
  • NCP Exam Prep Webinar Series ($995 value)

The 2024 NCP Exam Prep Webinar Series 2 runs from January 16, 2024, through March 26, 2024. Late registration will be available through Friday, March 1, 2024!

Sessions: Sessions are held on Tuesdays (and some Thursdays) and are 90 minutes long.
Each Session starts at: 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT

CE Credits:
Up to 33.6 NCP/AAP/APRP Credits

*Note: Only 20 NCP credits may be claimed per year.

Learning Level:  All Levels

Pricing
Members: $1295
Non-Members: $2595

NCP Certification Test cost not included in NCP Power Package pricing.

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NCP Webinar Series

ePayResources offers two preparation webinar series. Series 1 provides a head start to exam prep. The series allows candidates six months to review and absorb critical check image exchange concepts. Series 1 webinars are scheduled approximately every two weeks. With one week between each webinar, NCP candidates have expanded time to consider and contemplate the information. Series 1 begins in the Fall of each calendar year, and it provides six months of study time. Series 2 begins January of each calendar year. It provides three months study time

The 2024 NCP Webinar Series 2 runs from January 16, 2024, through March 26, 2024. Late registration will be available through Friday, March 1, 2024.

A total of 12 webinars are included. 

Pricing
Members: $995
Non-Members: $1395

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NCP Review Before You Test Courses

Want more training? Consider registering for this program that reviews all the information you will learn on the webinars above, and it's strategically scheduled to take place right before you take the exam.

We offer a two-day review class to allow NCP candidates the opportunity to study with an NCP instructor.

This review course is designed to help candidates prepare for the NCP exam by reviewing critical areas of study, assessing your knowledge level, and identifying weaknesses. This session reviews the main areas of testing:

  1. UCC 3 & 4
  2. Regulation CC
  3. Check Products
  4. Fraud Mitigation
  5. Check Exceptions
  6. Standard & Formats
  7. Image Exchange

Don't go into the exam without the proper preparation!

CE Credits:
Up to 13.2 NCP/AAP/APRP Credits

Pricing
Members: $495
Non-Members: $895

Our "NCP Review Before You Test" classes are 2-day events and generally follow this schedule:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. MT

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Aspiring NCP Publication Package

The Aspiring NCP Publication Package includes study materials to help you in your endeavor to successfully achieve the NCP certification.

NCP Publication Package includes:

  • CheckPro (Electronic)
  • Check/Image Flashcards (Electronic)
  • Check Quick Reference Cards (Electronic)

Pricing
Members: $295
Non-Members: $545

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