National Check Payments Certification Program 

The NCP training sessions for the 2021 exam period have concluded. The training schedule for the 2022 exam period will be updated after July 15, 2021.  Please check back then for an updated schedule. 

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 February 5, 2021 

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

Click here to learn more about the NCP Power Package

Click here to find out additional information from and register for the exam!



NCP Certification Test Preparation Webinars (Series 1)

To effectively cover the material, the webinar series is divided into 11 content-filled sessions plus two review 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.

Registration is currently closed. Check back in July 2021.

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 10, 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 plus two review 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 is currently closed.

Session 1 - Check Fundamentals
January 19, 2021

Session 2 - Regulations: UCC 3 and 4
January 26, 2021

Session 3 - Regulations: Regulation CC Part 1
February 2, 2021

Session 4 - Regulations: Regulation CC Part 2
February 4, 2021

Session 5 - Standards and Formats
February 9, 2021

Session 6 - Review Session #1
February 16, 2021

Session 7 - Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements Part 1
February 23, 2021

Session 8 - Image Exchange: Rules and Agreements Part 2
February 25, 2021

Session 9 - Image Exchange: Processes
March 2, 2021

Session 10 - Exceptions: Returns and Adjustments
March 9, 2021

Session 11 - Check Products 
March 16, 2021

Session 12 - Fraud, Risk, & Risk Mitigation
March 23, 2021

Session 13 - Review Session #2
March 30, 2021


NCP In-Person Review 

For those interested in participating in an in-person review prior to the 2021 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
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Local Time
Wednesday - Thursday, April 6 - 7, 2022

Additional dates may be added, depending on demand.