National Check Professional (NCP)

Demonstrate Your Abilities as a Check Expert

There are tens of billions of check payments each year, valued at tens of trillions of dollars. Forward collection is now completely electronic, using image exchange, and the Federal Reserve has proposed changes to Regulation CC. National Check Professionals (NCP) are ahead of the curve and stay educated on what’s happening in this changing environment.

National Check Professionals have proven knowledge in every significant aspect of the check payment system including: products and operations, relevant rules and laws governing checks, industry standards, as well as fraud and risk mitigation.

Benefits of Becoming a National Check Professional

Earning your credential as an NCP has a wide array of benefits. As an individual, your accreditation demonstrates to your employer that you’re committed to the profession, which can provide opportunities for personal career growth. Once you have your accreditation, you’ll become the “go-to” check expert, positioning yourself for professional advancement and recognition and staying on the leading edge of impactful industry trends and actions.

For a financial institution or company, it improves audit performance and customer service, enhances an organization’s reputation by demonstrating knowledge in fraud, risk management and compliance, and keeps a finger on the pulse of new trends, practices, and products.

Become an NCP

Whether you are contemplating taking the NCP exam or are already registered for the exam, NEACH's NCP training program will help reinforce what you've already studied in preparing for the NCP exam. Each session will cover sections of the exam thoroughly. NEACH's NCP Training Program is only available as a complete training program and is not available for single session purchase. Register here. 

Maintain Your NCP Accreditation

Within the five-year period following the earning of the NCP accreditation, each NCP must complete the following: fifty NCP CE Credits of approved continuing education and any three mandatory annual ECCHO NCP workshops.

NEACH offers ECCHO approved check related courses to assist you in retaining your status as an NCP.  Find full details about keeping your hard-earned credential at ECCHO's Continuing Education Credit Details.

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NEACH NCP training utilizes a pre-recorded, self-paced on-demand series designed to ensure that participants have achieved measurable learning outcomes around exam topics by the end of the training program. Register here.

NCP Boot Camp

Training Dates

NEACH NCP training runs from February until May.

NCP Boot Camp - August 21, 2020 – 9:00PM-3:00PM

Training Costs 

Members - $650.00

Non-Members - $950.00

NCP Boot Camp - FREE for members (this is a members only event)

Training Resources

An online study tool designed to help you master the changing check landscape and related payment systems.

For Online Edition: Click Here

For CD: Click Here

Accreditation Topic Areas

Rules, Laws, & Regulations


Fraud & Risk Mitigation 


Accreditation Test Window

August 29, 2020 - October 3, 2020

NCP Exam Registration Fees and Key Dates