Accounts Payable Specialist Certification – October 2023 Live Online Class


Friday, October 13, 2023 | 10am – 4:30pm ET

Special Course Bundle Highlights

Course type: Self-study course ($895) plus 6-hour Live, Online Class via WebEx ($100)

Registration fee: $995 per learner (Member discounts of 10%-20% apply. You are not required to be a Member to enroll.)

Designation Earned: Accredited Payables Specialist (APS)

Designed for: The Accounts Payable Specialist (APS) Certification Program is designed for individuals responsible for executing AP processes. This course can serve as a career catalyst for those new to AP, as well as for those who have been in an AP role for years but who are looking to adopt best practices used by other AP departments.


The Accounts Payable Specialist Certification Program covers AP fundamentals, best practices, and regulatory compliance, all of which are necessary to excel in the accounts payable field. The content is best suited for those below the Manager level. 

Key areas of study include: Internal Controls, Tax and Regulatory, Vendor Master File, Invoices, Payments, T&E, Technology and Automation. View complete table of contents here

Learning objectives for 6-hour supplemental review webinar:

• Prepare for your APS Certification Final Exam to earn your Accredited Payables Specialist credentials
• Review peer-tested best practices for each phase of the payment process – from receipt of invoice, through processing and payment.
• Learn how to mitigate risks stemming from tax laws, as well as T&E-related fraud and abuse.
• Explore how automation will continue to adjust how you do what you do
• Receive answers to your questions live from our expert trainers

Course Details

No degree = 3 yrs related work experience; 2-year degree = 2 yrs related work experience; 4-year degree = 1 yr related work experience

Your purchase includes one enrollment in the standalone, self-study APS Certification Program ($795) as well as registration to a one-day supplemental live webinar class ($100) with our expert trainers.

The self-study program (accessed via the E-Learning Center) comes with one year of access to the e-textbook, on-demand 4-hour training video, practice quizzes and 3 attempts at the final exam (100multiple-choice questions, 90 minutes, graded pass/fail).

The supplemental 6-hour webinar (an additional $100 value) is hosted on the WebEx platform. The invitation with login details will be delivered to your email after purchase.

NASBA CPE Credit and IOFM CEU Credit will not be available for this webinar. Learn why here. 

For e-learning course: Most updated version of Google Chrome, a desktop/laptop computer with functioning speakers and a strong Internet connection. If accessing from a work computer, some companies' VPN/security settings can impede course performance (visit the Help Center for resolutions).

The system requirements for WebEx (host of supplemental review) can be found here.

15 Continuing Education Units per year (approx. 15 hours). Renewal is free as long as CEUs are logged before the Certification expires. Learn more.

IOFM is committed to accessibility. Disability-related accommodation requests for the live event (such as providing live captioning) should be sent to [email protected] by close of business the day before the live webinar. A captioned recording of this webinar can be made available upon request to [email protected].

To cancel your registration for this event, simply contact IOFM Customer Service at [email protected] (or call 207-842-5557) no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the event. You can choose to access the full recorded event, or, your credit may be applied toward the purchase of any IOFM product or interactive event. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with this program, we will provide a full refund — no questions asked!

The supplemental live webinar is an additional $100 value. If you are already enrolled as a self-study learner but interested in attending this review, please contact us to purchase this supplemental review separately.

Live Review Instructor

Christine Battles,

Nicole Caley, MBA, APM, ARM, APSC 

Nicole Caley stands at the forefront of the Operational Accounting world, bringing over 20 years of diverse and extensive experience, using her results- oriented, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership ability to drive change. As current Director Accounts Payable Shared Services with Aspen Dental Management Inc and Founder & President of Payables Solutions Partners, LLC, she not only leads a 11-person remote team that ensures the accuracy over $1 billion in payments annually, she also consults AP teams across the country creating world class AP departments and processes. In her roles, Nicole concentrates intensively on Organizational Leadership, staff development, training, and using technology to advance the world of operational accounting. 

As a valued speaker and partner of The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM), Nicole focuses her workshops on Leadership with sessions focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Conflict management, building and motivating high performing teams, how to make leadership a habit, and the essential soft skills of leadership. In addition to being a respected speaker in the industry, Nicole also teaches certification courses with IOFM for accounts payable, accounts receivable, procure-to-pay, and order-to-cash. 

Nicole earned her BA in Accounting, with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting, and then her MBA with a concentration in Organization Development, from Benedictine University. She has served for the last 4 years as the President of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of IOFM. In 2016 she was awarded AP Director of the Year for companies over $1 billion by the Institute of Finance & Management. In 2018 Nicole was awarded Top Professional of the Year in Finance & Management by The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), and in 2019 was awarded Empowered Woman of the Year by IAOTP where she was featured in Top Industry Professional Magazine. 

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Member Pricing: IOFM Member e-learning discounts of 10-20% apply. Make sure that you are logged in before proceeding with your registration for the discount to be applied automatically in cart.
Enrolling Others: This special bundle is designed to enroll you, the purchaser, in the self-study course and in the live, online training. To enroll groups or to purchase this bundle on behalf of someone else, please contact us.
Register as a self-study learner only: The self-study course can be purchased alone year-round. Enroll yourself and/or your team in the APS course without the supplemental review here.

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