National Check Payments Certification (NCPC)
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 Processing. 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 rules and regulations, processing via paper and image, product development, exceptions 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.
Our recommended preparation method of successfully completing both the Check Network Certificate Program and the NCPC Exam Training Program in the same testing cycle has consistently resulted in exemplary first-time pass rates. Upon passing the exam, you will have earned the WesPay Check Network Certificate. This will provide you with a solid foundation to continue with the NCPC Exam Preparation Program and then you will be well prepared to pass the NPCP exam to achieve the NCP designation.
WesPay offers an NCPC exam preparation program which includes a series of webinars taught by qualified check payments professionals and learning material. Learn more about the program by clicking link below.