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.

ePayResources offers two preparation series. Series 1 provides a head start to exam prep! The series allows candidates five months to review and absorb critical check image exchange concepts. With one week between each webinar, NCP candidates have expanded time to consider and contemplate the information.

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 website. The community exclusive to 2018 exam prep individuals provides one repository for webinar session 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 asynchronous communication between NCP candidates and ePayResources’ NCPs. We answer questions, drive discussion, and clarify content in a near-real-time, online environment.

NCP Certification Test Preparation Webinars (Series 1)


To effectively cover the material, the webinar series is divided into 11 content-filled sessions and two review sessions. The schedule for the webinar sessions may be found below. All sessions are held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. ET, except where noted. Each session is 90 minutes long.

Check Fundamentals and Check Processing
October 3, 2017

Regulations-Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
October 17, 2017 

Regulations-Regulation CC 
October 31, 2017 

Standards and Formats 
November 14, 2017

Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements (part 1)
November 28, 2017 

Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements (part 2)
December 12, 2017 

NCP ONLINE Review Session 1 
Thursday, December 28, 2017 

Image Exchange: Processes 
January 9, 2018 

Exceptions-Returns and Adjustments
January 23, 2018

Check Products 
February 6, 2018 

Fraud, Risk, and Risk Mitigation (part 1)
February 20, 2018 

Fraud, Risk, and Risk Mitigation (part 2)
March 6, 2018

NCP ONLINE Review Session 2 
March 20, 2018 

Register now and get all 13 webinars for only:
$995 Member or 8 Education Club Points
$1395 Nonmember


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Want more training? Consider registering for our in-person session 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! See the details below. 

NCP Certification Test Preparation Webinars (Series 2)


Webinars in Series 2 begin at 1:00 p.m. CT | 2:00 p.m. ET

Session 1 - Check Fundamentals
January 16

Session 2 - Regulations – UCC 3 and 4
January 23

Session 3 - Regulations – Regulation CC
January 30

Session 4- Standards and Formats
February 6

Session 5 - Image Exchange – Rules & Agreements Part 1
February 13

Session 6 - Image Exchange – Rules & Agreements Part 2
February 15

Session 7 - NCP Review Part 1
February 20

Session 8 - Image Exchange Process
February 27

Session 9 - Exceptions, Returns & Adjustments
March 6

Session 10 - Check Products
March 13

Session 11 - Fraud, Risk, & Risk Mitigation Part 1
March 20

Session 12 - Fraud, Risk, & Risk Mitigation Part 2
March 22

Session 13 - NCP Review Part 2
March 27



 

NCP In-Person Review 


For those interested in participating in an in-person review prior to the 2018 NCP test, ePayResources offers that option, too.

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: UCC 3 & 4, Regulation CC, Check Products, Fraud Mitigation, Check Exceptions, Standard & Formats, and Image Exchange. Don't go into the exam without the right preparation! 

NCP Review
Tampa, FL
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

NCP Review
Dallas, TX
Wednesday, April 4, 2018