The Accounts Payable Best Practices Certificate is a self-study program with a focus on invoices, payments, vendors, vendor portals, master vendor files, managing AP, policy and procedures, and Preparing for Year End. The program is recommended for AP Staff, Controllers, Comptrollers, Business Office Managers, Accounting Managers, Directors of Business Services, Accounts Payable Managers, AVP of Finance, AVP Treasury, Business Systems Analyst, Internal Auditor and Payments Analyst.  
Professional Development Group (PDG) has teamed up with Mary Schaeffer of AP Now for the instructional design of the program. Mary Schaeffer has been providing best practice consulting for years to AP professionals and has created one of the industry’s leading sources of accounts payable content in AP Now. This certificate program is designed to advance your career and impact your institution.


  • Must receive a 70% or above for certificate. Participants get two chances and they need to complete the test within 12 months.


  • $495.00

What's Included

  • The Accounts Payable Operations Best Practice Study Guide
  • Four 30 minute AP Review Sessions
  • Program Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

Please allow two weeks for delivery of study guide and 72 hours for delivery of the four 30 minute audio review sessions. Materials will be come directly from AP Now.