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2024 NCP Prep Course

2024 NCP Prep Course

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:00 PM - Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:30 PM (EST)


Unveiling the NCPC Program for Check Professionals
The NCPC (National Check Professional Certification) program, facilitated by the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO), acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated a specific level of comprehension of the contemporary check payments landscape.

Attain Distinction as an NCP: Elevating Your Expertise in the Check Payments Landscape
Earning the National Check Professional (NCP) designation marks you as a professional with an advanced understanding of the current check payments landscape. This distinction sets you apart by:

  1. Acknowledging your in-depth knowledge of check payments.
  2. Positioning you as a leader in your field.
  3. Strengthening your professional credibility.
  4. Demonstrating your commitment to exceptional customer service.
  5. Showcasing your dedication to staying abreast of industry trends and relevant topics.
  6. Creating opportunities for professional advancement.

Become an NCP and stand out in the realm of check payments with recognized expertise and commitment to excellence.

Why Your Financial Institution Needs an NCP: Staying Ahead in Check Payments
Even as check volumes decrease, the prevalence of check fraud is on the rise. Employing a National Check Professional (NCP) on your staff is crucial for maintaining compliance, reducing losses, and staying ahead of industry developments. NCPs bring proven expertise in all key facets of the check payment system, encompassing products and operations, pertinent rules and laws, industry standards, and effective fraud and risk mitigation strategies.

What does Exam Encompass for Checks?
The National Check Professional Certification (NCPC) Exam comprehensively assesses four key domains within the check business:

  1. Rules, laws, and regulations
  2. Fraud and Risk Mitigation
  3. Operations
  4. Products

Mark your calendar for the upcoming exam scheduled from April 20 to May 11, 2024.
To register for the NCPC Exam, kindly visit the ECCHO website for additional details on the program, including registration information.


PaymentsFirst NCPC Training Package:

  • 12 Webinar Training Sessions including:
    • Check Payments and Check Processing
    • Check Products
    • Regulations - Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) 3 & 4
    • Regulations - Regulation CC Part 1
    • Regulations - Regulation CC Part 2
    • Standards and Formats
    • Image Exchange Rules and Agreements: ECCHO Rules
    • Image Exchange Rules and Agreements: Fed OC 3
    • Image Exchange: Processes
    • Exceptions - Returns and Adjustments Part 1: Overview & FRB
    • Exceptions - Returns and Adjustments Part 2: ECCHO & Treasury Check Reclamations
    • Fraud, Risk and Risk Mitigation
  • 2 Virtual Open Forums
  • 1 Virtual Exam Review
  • Virtual Study Buddy

PaymentsFirst Member Price: $1095 (PaymentsFirst members)
$2,190 (Non members)

PaymentsFirst Review Course Training: $395 (2 days) Date/Time coming soon!

Additional Study Materials: 
Flash Cards: $120
Check Pro: $100

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(678) 384-9791
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 2:00 PM - Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:30 PM (EST)
Sessions are held on Tuesdays (and some Thursdays) and are 90 minutes long. Each Session starts at 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT
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