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.

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 offers two preparation webinar series. Series 1 provides a head start to exam prep! The series allows candidates six months to review and absorb critical check image exchange concepts. Series 1 webinars are scheduled approximately every two weeks. With one week between each webinar, NCP candidates have expanded time to consider and contemplate the information. Series 1 begins in the Fall of each calendar year, and it provides six months of study time. Series 2 begins January of each calendar year. It provide three months study time.

ePayResources is committed to assisting the NCP candidate in exam preparation. We provide an NCP Prep community through our Connections website. The community is exclusive to individuals preparing for the current exam. It provides one repository for webinar sessions' decks; supplemental materials; additional study tools; and recordings of each session when available (typically one business day after the live webinar).

We offer a two-day review class to allow NCP candidates the opportunity to study with an NCP instructor.

The Connections community also provides a forum for communication between NCP candidates and ePayResources’ NCPs. We answer questions, drive discussion, and clarify content in a near-real-time, online environment.


NCP Power Package Series Two - Last day to register to be determined 

NOTE - NCP Certification Test cost not included in NCP Power Package pricing.

Are you committed to taking the NCP exam this year? Then the Aspiring NCP Power Package is for you! The NCP Power Package includes all of the following to set you on your way toward successfully achieving the NCP certification.

Member: $1,295
Non-Member: $2,595

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NCP Certification Test Preparation Webinars (Series 1)

To effectively cover the material, the webinar series is divided into 11 content-filled sessions. The schedule for Series 1 webinar sessions may be found below. All sessions are held on Thursdays at 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET | Noon MT. Each session is 90 minutes long.

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Session 1 - Check Fundamentals & Check Processing
October 7, 2021

Session 2 - UCC 3 & 4
October 21, 2021 

Session 3 - Reg CC, Part 1 
November 4, 2021

Session 4 - Reg CC, Part 2
November 18, 2021

Session 5 - Standards & Formats

December 2, 2021

Session 6 - Image Exchange - Rules & Agreements, Part 1
December 16, 2021

Session 7 - Image Exchange - Rules & Agreements, Part 2 
January 13, 2022

Session 8 - Image Exchange - Processes 
January 27, 2022 

Session 9 - Exceptions - Returns & Adjustments
February 10, 2022

Session 10 - Check Products 
February 24, 2022

Session 11 - Fraud & Risk Mitigation
March 3, 2022

All 11 webinars for only:
$995 Member
$1,395 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)

Like Series 1, webinar Series 2 is divided into 11 content-filled sessions. To effectively cover the material in the truncated time frame, Series 2 sessions occur every week, and two weeks include two sessions. The schedule for Series 2 webinar sessions may be found below. Webinars in Series 2 begin at 1:00 p.m. CT | 2:00 p.m. ET. Each session is 90 minutes long.

Registration for series 2 is not yet opened. Please check back in November 2021.

Session 1 - Check Fundamentals
Date TBD

Session 2 - Regulations: UCC 3 and 4
Date TBD

Session 3 - Regulations: Regulation CC Part 1
Date TBD

Session 4 - Regulations: Regulation CC Part 2
Date TBD

Session 5 - Standards and Formats
Date TBD

Session 6 - Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements Part 1
Date TBD

Session 7 - Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements Part 2
Date TBD

Session 8 - Image Exchange: Processes
Date TBD

Session 9 - Exceptions: Returns and Adjustments
Date TBD

Session 10 - Check Products 
Date TBD

Session 11 - Fraud, Risk, & Risk Mitigation
Date TBD


NCP In-Person Review 

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
Dallas, TX
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Local Time
Wednesday - Thursday, April 6 - 7, 2022

Additional dates may be added, depending on demand.