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Overview of Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Begin by reading the Handbook for Candidates, which is a required first step. Also review the Code of Ethics.

Minimum requirements: To apply to take the exam (offered three times annually), you need a minimum:

  • two years of Commercial Card (e.g., P-Card) work experience (end-user or provider) and
  • 15 points; view point-eligible endeavors (work experience counts toward the points)

The application process requires:

  • completed application – save this PDF to your computer; when ready, open, complete electronically and then print
  • completed application supplement (only if you are claiming points for industry participation and/or professional development/continuing education) 

The application fee is:

  • $295.00 for NAPCP members testing in the U.S.
  • $395.00 for non-members/complimentary subscribers testing in the U.S.
  • An extra $100 for those testing outside the U.S.

The online application can be found at or fill in as appropriate all information requested on the application. Mark only one response unless otherwise indicated.  

If you have any questions about the online application, contact the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC); 1350 Broadway – 17th Floor; New York, New York 10018; (212) 356-0660;  

Wait to hear from PTC concerning your eligibility. After the application period closes, PTC will e-mail scheduling authorizations to approved candidates. When receiving such a notice, you can schedule your exam.
For more information, review the FAQs.


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4/9/2018 » 4/12/2018
2018 NAPCP U.S. Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference - San Diego

2018 Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Building the Foundation to a Successful P-Card Program

EMEA Demo: Taming the Tail—Maximise Your P-Card Programme with Additional Visibility and Control

P-Card Reconciliation: Best Practices and Strategies for Success

EMEA Commercial Card Regional Forum - London, England

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