Eligibility Requirements

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Exam Eligibility Requirements

This certification program is designed to allow professionals with various backgrounds to take the exam and earn their CPFPP credential. There are six pathways that satisfy the exam eligibility requirements, some based on experience and some on education. Find your path below.

Experience Pathways

Pathway I.

1 to 3 years of experience as a payments and/or fraud prevention professional within the past 10 years

AND

Endorsement by a current Certified Payments and Fraud Prevention Professional and/or an MRC Regional Board Member

Pathway II.

2 to 3 years of experience as a payments and/or fraud prevention professional within the past 10 years

AND

At least 40 hours of training in payments and/or fraud prevention within a 2-year period prior to the exam application submission date [no more than half (20 hours) from webinar training in payments and fraud]

Pathway III.

3 or more years of experience as a payments and/or fraud prevention professional within the past 10 years

Education Pathways

Pathway IV.

Bachelor’s degree in any field 

AND

At least 1 year of experience as a payments and/or fraud prevention professional within the past 10 years

Pathway V.

Bachelor’s degree in any field 

AND

At least 40 hours of training in payments and/or fraud prevention within a 2- year period prior to the exam application submission date [no more than half (20 hours) from webinar training in payments and fraud] 

Pathway VI.

Master’s degree in one of the related fields listed below:

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement 
  • Accounting 
  • Finance 
  • Business Administration 
  • Cyber Security 
  • Data Science/Analytics (business analytics/marketing, etc.) 

 

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