Professional e-Payment Certification Programme
Capacity Building & Certification
With emerging technologies and innovation in payment services and channels, the Nigerian payments ecosystem has evolved as a professional and specialty knoweledge area enough for practitioners in the financial services industry to have a clear path of enhancing their skill and competence in e-payments and its related areas.
The Institute in collaboration with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) is therefore pleased to introduce a respectable and widely accepted Professional e-Payment Certification Programme for intending, upcoming and existing e-payments professionals.
To evolve a certification programme as a specialist practice in the e-payments and financial technology profession, setting the standards for e-payment expertise.
Broaden the electronic payment knowledge and practice among practitioners and new entrants.
Recognise skilled and competent practitioners towards the achievement of the cashless agenda
To foster a category of high performing e-payment professionals in the banking and payments industry for a resilient, safe and secured e-payment system in Nigeria.
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|S/N||Stages||Eligibility Criteria (DMBs, MFBs, Mortgage and Merchant Banks)||Eligibility Criteria (Non-Bank) Fintechs, PSBs|
|1||Certified e-Payments Associate (CePA)||0 to 4 years banking experience||0-4 years in payments role|
|2||Certified Payments Professional (CePP)||CePA and a minimum of 7 years banking experience||CePA and a minimum of 7 years in payments role|
|3||Certified e-Payments Specialist (CePS)||CePP and a minimum of 9 years banking experience||CePP and a minimum of 9 years in payments role|
Prospective candidates are expected to register as student members of the Institute before applying for the examinations which hold twice in a year (i.e. April and October). The student membership registrationn fee is N8,500 per candidate while the examination registration and subject fees are as follows:
|S/N||Certification Title||No. of Subjects||Examination Registration Fee (N)||Examination Fee/Per Subject (N)|
|1||Certified e-Payments Associate (CePA)||4||5,000||20,000|
|2||Certified Payments Professional (CePP)||7||5,000||20,000|
|3||Certified e-Payments Specialist (CePS)||5||5,000||25,000|
Curriculum for the Professional e-Payment Certification Programme
|S/N||Certification Level||Proposed Courses|
|1||Certified e-Payments Associate (CePA)||
|2||Certified Payments Professional (CePP)||
|3||Certified e-Payments Specialist (CePS)||
As an E-Payment Practitioner, it is important to remain in a constant loop of ongoing career learning. Recertification demonstrates the commitment to continuing competence, not only at the time of initial certification, but throughout the advancement of the e-Payment Professional career.
The Certification is valid for three (3) years after its award. To maintain the credential, certified e-Payment Practitioner must earn 20 recertification credits over the three-(3) year time span.
Requirements for Recertification
Holders of the Certification at any stage of the Programme are required to renew their qualifications every three years after passing any of the stages of the Professional e-Payment certification examinations.
This can be achieved by accumulating the 20 recertification credits through the Compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) programmes which include but not limited to:
- Open Classroom E-Payment Programmes
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