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Whether you want to take the CPCP exam at an upcoming testing period, or you want to know the fundamentals of Purchasing Cards, this comprehensive workshop will cover everything you need to know!

 Export to Your Calendar 7/18/2018 to 7/19/2018
When: July 18 - 19, 2018
From 8:00 a.m. on 7/18 - 11:30 a.m. on 7/19
Where: Minnesota Society of CPAs Education Center
1650 W. 82nd St., Suite 600
Bloomington, Minnesota  55431
United States
Contact: Heather Miller
(952) 546-1880 ext. 9

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NAPCP P-Card Essentials Workshop - Prepare for the CPCP Exam
Bloomington, MN
Wednesday, July 18 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00am on 7/18 - 11:30am on 7/19
Minnesota Society of CPAs Education Center
Southpoint Office Center, 6th Floor
1650 W. 82nd Street, Suite 600
Bloomington, MN 55431




This two-day educational workshop is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of Commercial Card professionals with a focus on Purchasing Cards. The event acts as a prep class for those interested in taking the CPCP exam, additionally the content will be beneficial to anyone needing an understanding of the art and science of P-Cards. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn not only how implementing a P-Card will benefit their organization but also how to establish and articulate the business case to senior management. Attendees will leave with all the tools necessary to advance their program. Detailed instruction will be provided around topics such as card program types, implementation strategies, managing and optimizing the program, and regulatory topics. The full agenda for the event is listed below. 

Agenda - to be covered over the 2 day workshop
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Review P-Card benefits for end-user organizations
  • Describe pre-program activities by end-user organizations
  • Outline the Request for Proposal (RFP) process 
  • Discuss provider selection activities
  • Unfold effective program implementation strategies 
  • Define industry providers: roles, perspectives and attributes
  • Share best practices for managing the program
  • Strategize opportunities for program optimization
  • Explain how Electronic Payables work 
  • Garner an understanding of card acceptance by suppliers
  • Examine regulatory topics

Terri Brustad, CPCP, Content Manager, NAPCP

Terri Brustad, CPCP, is the NAPCP manager of Content Services. With over 15 years of Commercial Card experience, Terri oversees the delivery of current industry content by means of new website resources. She is also responsible for selecting webinar and conference speakers with a focus on important industry topics. Prior to NAPCP, Terri’s emphases included program expansion through ePayables and supplier recruitment, improving overall cost savings and streamlining audit processes at the City of Arvada. Realizing the importance of local networking, she founded the Colorado Public P-Card Group (CPPG). Terri has presented on industry topics throughout her career and continues to do so representing NAPCP.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is recommended for the following audience:

  • CPCP candidates 
  • Individuals considering applying for the CPCP credential 
  • Individuals managing a Purchasing Card Program 
  • Both end-users as well as providers 
Location, Parking and Other Logistics Information

Minnesota Society of CPAs Education Center
Southpoint Office Center, 6th Floor
1650 W. 82nd Street, Suite 600
Bloomington, MN 55431

Parking is available for free in the ramp next to the office building.

Meeting room location: 6th floor, Suite 600, in the Forest Room. 
Wi-Fi is available to use while in the facility should you choose to bring your laptop.

Fee Registration Rates
$799 NAPCP members; $999 complimentary subscribers
Registration fee includes beverages and continental breakfast both days; lunch and afternoon break on day 1; and a copy of the P-Card Essentials Handbook ($199 value for members; $259 for subscribers)
Please click the blue Register button at the top right of this page.You will need to sign into your NAPCP profile. If you do not have an NAPCP profile, go here to establish a paid member or complimentary subscriber profile.

Please see the NAPCP cancellation policy.
Continuing Education Points

You must be a registered attendee of this educational workshop to earn (1) 2.0 points toward CPCP initial eligibility and/or (2) receive supporting documentation for possible continuing education credit toward other professional certifications.

Hotel Guest Rooms

The NAPCP is no longer holding a room block. Please click here for a list of hotels in the area.

Dress Code

Dress is business casual. The meeting room temperature may fluctuate. Please dress and plan accordingly.


For more information, please contact Heidi Kaliher at or telephone at (952) 546-1880 ext. 4.
NAPCP Cancellation Policy If you are unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible. A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made more than one week prior to the start of the event. An administration fee, equal to 50% of the registration fee, applies.
Registered delegates who do not attend or cancel less than one week prior to the event are liable for the entire fee. Cancellations must be in writing to
Program Changes and Cancellations The NAPCP reserves the right to make changes in programs and speakers or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. The NAPCP will make every effort to contact each enrollee if a program is cancelled. If a program is not held for any reason, the NAPCP's liability is limited to the refund of the registration fee only.

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