Why should you get AP Certified?
Sometimes, a college/university degree can only get one so far in their AP career. This is particularly true in today’s economy, where a BS/BA degree is widely looked upon as holding roughly the same value as a high school diploma. More people are seeking advanced degrees and certifications to stand out from the crowd and those that do will statistically be rewarded more than those who do not have these important milestones on their resumes, industry profiles, etc.
Just how much more can someone with AP certification make? Some studies have shown this can be as much as 9% or more than their uncertified colleagues. Certified AP managers can make as much as 20% more. Regardless of potential salary increases, a feeling of enhanced job security and marketability in a congested industry are other benefits.
Earning an APS or APM certification from TAPN/IOFM shows others you are serious about working in the Accounts Payable industry and have the right skills to succeed in a demanding, ever-changing environment. These certifications are among the most sought after in the AP field and are recognized by thousands of AP professionals and hiring managers.
More information about how AP professionals can get certified is available here.
TAPN/IOFM AP Certification Testimonials
“I strongly suggest that anyone who is an AP Professional take the [IOMA/TAPN] test and become certified. Certification helps support the level of expertise that is required to be an AP professional in today’s workplace.”
—Rachel C. Wilson, APS, Sandia National Labs
“The program was awesome. I learned a great deal and also got lots of information that we are talking about implementing in the upcoming year. I would recommend this program for anyone who wants to advance their AP department into the future.”
—Linda Jo Blinda, APM, American Dental Partners
“I would definitely recommend the program to other AP personnel. I have about 5-1/2 years of AP experience, but I still learned so much – much more than I thought I would.”
—Terra Grieshaber, APM, CarrAmerica Realty
“I think IOMA’s training and certification program is wonderful! I got great insights into all areas of AP and especially on new technology developments. I am recommending this program to all the AP professionals I come into contact with.”
—Katie Smiddy, APM, Department of Environmental Sciences, Butler County, OH