CTP At-a-Glance

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  • The CTP is one examination — 170 multiple choice questions
  • When submitting your application you must choose a testing window that you would like to sit for — either June/July or December/January. Please be sure to check the deadlines and fees page for more information regarding testing windows
  • We use Pearson VUE testing centers to administer the exam. Once your application is approved you would contact Pearson VUE to schedule your appointment. You can select any day during that two month period of time to take the examination based on the availability of the testing center closest to you. More information on locations click here 
  • Once you pass the examination you are officially considered a CTP
  • Every three years you are required to earn recertification credits to maintain your certification
  • If you do not pass or need to move your examination, please visit here
  • Every new application is valid for six consecutive testing windows (or three years), which means you have multiple opportunities to take the examination before having to submit a new application
    • During those six testing windows you can submit a re-examination registration, transfer request, and/or deferral request
    • After your sixth and final testing window you will be required to submit a new application in order to test
  • The CTP examination is based on the Essentials of Treasury Management. If you prefer a more comprehensive study tool we also offer the AFP Treasury Learning System. Other preparation options can be found here