Headquartered outside of Washington,D.C. and located regionally in Singapore. As the certifying body in treasury and finance, the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional (FPAC) credentials, setting the standard of excellence in the profession globally. AFP’s mission is to drive the future of finance and treasury and develop the leaders of tomorrow through certification, training, and the premier event for corporate treasury and finance. 

What Is CTP?

The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession and is a global symbol of excellence

The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP®) designation serves as a benchmark of competency in the finance profession and is recognized as the LEADING CREDENTIAL IN CORPORATE TREASURY WORLDWIDE. The CTP sets the global standard and is a symbol of excellence in the corporate treasury profession.

The CTP credential signifies that you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to effectively execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital, and risk management.

The Role of a CTP

The CTP exam is designed to test mastery of knowledge and skills required by treasury professionals to execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management, such as:

  • Maintain corporate liquidity required to meet current and future obligations in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Manage optimal cash positioning through forecasting and short-term investing and borrowing activities.
  • Employ working capital strategies and tools to efficiently manage current assets and liabilities.
  • Utilize various types of payment systems and Internet technologies to transfer monetary value and business documents between parties.
  • Monitor and control corporate exposure to financial and operational risks.

Course Content

  • The Role of Treasury
  • Regulatory and Legal Environment
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Money Markets
  • Relationship Management and Financial Service Provider Selection
  • Payment Systems
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Working Capital Management
  • Working Capital Metrics
  • Disbursements, Collections and Concentration
  • Short -term Investing and Borrowing
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Technology in Treasury
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Treasury Policies and Procedures
  • Long-Term Investments
  • The Capital Structure Decision and Management


The CTP exam has 170 questions with 3.5 testing hours. exam structure:


Testing Window Early Application Deadline Final Application Deadline Cancellations/Refund Request Deadline Deferral Request Deadline
June 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 17, 2022
July 31, 2022
December 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
September 28, 2022
November 2, 2022
November 17, 2022
January 31, 2023


Eligibilty Categories Work Experience Education
Minimum 2-Year Requirement
Minimum 1-Year Requirement

Who Should Attend?

FPAC program is open to anyone who has an interest in or currently works in:

  • Treasurer
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Investor Relations Manager
  • Treasury Manager
  • Treasury Product Manager
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Cash Operating Supervisor
  • Senior Treasury Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasury Management Officer Cash and Debt Manager
  • Investment Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

AFP does not limit the number of times an exam candidate can retake the exam.

Approximately 4-5 weeks after passing the exam, newly certified CTPs will receive an email from our certificate partner, The Award Group.  You will be able to verify your mailing address and confirm that the information on your certificate is correct.  Certificates are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after you have confirmed the information.  You will receive an email when the certificate is mailed.

The exam is based on a scaled score. In this case, each question is worth one point. Your raw score is converted through a statistical formula, to a scaled score which allows for all examinees to be judged on a level playing field when taking different forms of the exam. Scaled scoring is commonly used by most certification organizations that offer multiple forms of an exam.