Accounts Payable Association Certified Training Courses

Transforming Training for Everyone in the AP Industry


Accounts Payable Association Certified Training Courses

Accounts Payable Association certified training courses are transforming the AP industry by offering the opportunity to gain a recognised and valued qualification.

Unlike other business functions, Accounts Payable professionals have not had access to certified training from a professional body.

This has led to complaints of no visible career paths, not being appreciated, and feeling undervalued. Individuals that wanted to take actions to advance their own careers had few options.

Managers had no resources to support staff training or succession planning. When interviewing staff there was limited quantifiable evidence of capability available.

In a recent survey we carried out, 70% of AP professionals said access to qualifications and training would assist their professional development.

The APA Now Offers a Solution for the Accounts Payable Industry

The Accounts Payable Association (APA) now offers Certified Training Courses that will benefit the entire AP industry.

  • Courses are accredited by the only AP professional body, the APA.
  • Individuals can take charge of their own career advancement.
  • Employers have access to training resources for their staff.
  • Candidates have recognised qualifications to present at interview.
  • AP professionals can keep up to date with new technologies, processes, and procedures.


Courses from the Only Accounts Payable Association in the UK

The Accounts Payable Association (APA) now offers Certified Training Courses that will benefit the entire AP industry.

You can gain both credibility and recognition from our 3 Courses that give you the opportunity to gain certificated evidence of your knowledge and capabilities of the accounts Payable function.

As an individual you can accelerate your career progression and boost your income. Managers can increase the effectiveness of their team and improve efficiency.

Simply select the course appropriate for your current level of Accounts Payable skills and experience, then click the link to see more information.

The APA - Accounts Payable Induction Certificate

A foundation course ideally suited to newcomers to the accounts payable role. The course is also a great way for employers to provide a formal induction. Learn more about the Induction course provided by the only Accounts Payable Association in the UK.


The APA Accounts Payable Induction Certificate

The APA - Accounts Payable Technician Certificate

Progress your career and increase your income with this mid-level course for those with a good grounding in the Accounts Payable function. It’s a natural next step after completing the Induction Certificate and offers valuable insights that can greatly benefit an AP dept.


The APA Accounts Payable Technician Certificate

The APA - Accounts Payable Managers Certificate

The most advanced of the 3 courses and specifically created for managers, and people aiming at a move up to a managerial position. Prepare to take your career to a senior position, or incorporate the course into your staff training and succession programme.


The APA Accounts Payable Managers Certificate


FREE lifetime membership to the Accounts Payable Association. Check out the benefits

Chat directly with the instructors and get answers! Via our live chat feature

Exclusive, in-depth interviews with leading Accounts Payable Professionals “ask the experts”

Official Certified APA completion certificate: Printable Certificate & LinkedIn accreditation

FREE access to the APA “Certified Forum”

Exclusive Invitations to events, seminars & webinars

Don’t Get Left Behind

If you don’t take action now to change your life and career, your life and career won’t change.

If you ignore what the APA courses can offer you, nothing will change. The longer you leave it the more you will get left behind because more people working in AP roles will gain these qualifications.

For managers and business owners wanting the benefits of highly trained staff, and for individuals wanting the rewards of career advancement, the APA courses are what will produce that change.



Niall - Senior AP Professional recently took the APA Managers certification and passed with flying colours

The course was well written & structured outlining a lot of the areas i have to manage on a day to day basis.

Now I have completed and passed the APAM certification my employers have recognised the programme which is being rolled out company wide.

Using my certification I have updated my linkedin profile allowing others to view & commit to support the AP industry I am so passionate and proud of.

Kathryn - AP Analyst has just completed the APA technician certificate programme

I was surprised by the amount of content in the course all of which has helped me understand and define my current role.

My current AP Manager supported my studies throughout the course and I now feel part of a community of AP Professionals.

I am already signed up and taking the APA Managers certification! Would definitely recommend to colleagues...

Gareth - AP Professional recently passed the APA Managers certification

Having worked within the Accounts Payable Industry for over 20 years having an association and dedicated certification programme is exactly what has been needed.

I searched the web for a long time trying to find credible AP courses which were up to date and relevant finally coming across the AP Academy.

As an AP Consultant I have already put several of my clients on the courses and will continue to promote!


Yvonne -  Purchase Ledger Clerk has just completed the APA Induction certificate programme

Although I have worked in a Purchase Ledger role before I needed to refresh my basic knowledge, I was nervous about studying again after such a long time.

The APA Course was easy to access & follow, the content is just enough to absorb and learn.

Thankfully I passed and have now enrolled for the Technician Level which my employers have funded. Great to start to be recognised!!

Courses written and accredited by

Accounts Payable Association (APA)

The AP Association



All of the certification programmes have been written by leading AP Industry experts who have worked within & lead some of the worlds largest most complex Accounts Payable Functions. They have worked at all levels, so the information provided is not theoretical but practical.

The AP Association was founded to represent the undervalued & unrecognised professionals working within the Accounts Payable Industry demonstrating how pivotal it is in all all organisations.

APA accreditation is exactly what the AP Industry has needed giving AP Professionals the recognition and long term rewards they deserve. 


Check out the most common questions

How are the certifcation programmes delivered?
Our programmes are all delivered online via our Learning Management System
How long do the courses take?
Details of learning hours are listed on each individual course, it will come down to how long you can free up & dedicate to learn
Can I spread the cost of the course?
Yes we offer several payment options check out payment terms at bottom of course

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