Certified Treasury Professional Certificate Program

The Certified Treasury Professional® certificate program is designed to develop the skills required by treasury professionals to execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management. The Northwestern program utilizes the CTP Exam Prep Platform™ in academic partnership with the Association for Financial Professionals.

This course is offered in the Spring and Fall.

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About Certified Treasury Professional

Program Goals for Certified Treasury Professional

Certified Treasury Professional Program Courses

This course is offered in the Spring and Fall quarters. Explore the Certified Treasury Professional Program Courses for detail on the program's offerings.

Association for Financial Professionals Partner Program

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AFP is also the sponsor of the prestigious Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP®) designation, a globally recognized certification that indicates excellence in treasury and finance and sets the standards used in the industry. With the national focus on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and ongoing reviews of mutual fund and corporate financial irregularities, the role of Treasury professionals is changing and AFP is on the forefront of finding ways to prepare their members for these new standards.

Certificate Requirements for Certified Treasury Professional

The CTP® program is a single course of study.  To earn a certificate from Northwestern University, students must successfully complete the 36-hour Certified Treasury Professional® Certificate Program. The program is offered remotely, online during the Spring and Fall quarters (see course offering and schedule notes for course dates and times). CTP® certification is awarded by examination from the Association for Financial Professionals.  More information on the benefits of certification, the exam itself, and Eligibility Requirements can be found on AFP's website.

All students interested in taking the CTP® exam must review the Eligibility Requirements (Work Experience, Education, Teaching Experience) which must be met in order to be eligible to take the CTP® exam. The experience requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline, not the start of the testing window. Applicants who submit their application before they have fully satisfied the education and/or experience requirement will be determined ineligible.

Students are also strongly encouraged to request a Certification Candidate Guide (you will need to create a login for access) from AFP which details vital information such as the exam format, locations, dates and fees, preparing for and taking the exam, the exam application, and an Exam Candidate Checklist, among other topics. Exam candidates should also review the Rules and Regulations for all policies and procedures regarding the CTP® examination.

For students who have already earned their CTP® certification and are interested in recertification, please visit the AFP website for more information about earning and reporting credits.

Tuition and Financial Aid for Certified Treasury Professional

Complete details about tuition can be found on the Tuition and Financial Aid for Certified Treasury Professional page.

Certified Treasury Professional Faculty

Instructors for this program have a range of expertise, specializations and work experience. Read about their qualifications on our Certified Treasury Professional Faculty page.

Certified Treasury Professional Career Options

Read more on the Certified Treasury Professional Career Options page.

Find out more about Northwestern's Certified Treasury Professional Program

Contact Professional Development Team

The Professional Development Team at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies can be a resource to you for inquiries regarding our certificate programs.

Core Courses for Certified Treasury Professional

Core Courses:Course Detail
Certified Treasury Professional CRT_TRES 331-0

Course modules include:
Module One: The Corporate Treasury Management Function
Module Two: Corporate Financial Management
Module Three: Working Capital Management
Module Four: Cash and Liquidity Management
Module Five: Money and Capital Markets
Module Six: Treasury Operations and Controls


What will you learn?
Once you have completed the course, you should know how to:
- Maintain optimal cash positioning;
- Employ working capital strategies and tools;
- Utilize various types of payment systems and Internet technologies;
- Monitor and control corporate exposure to financial and operational risks;
- Determine proper capital structure;
- Manage cross-border funds movement;
- Coordinate financial functions and sharing of financial information;
- Delineate appropriate ethical behaviors;
- Recognize corporate governance issues; and,
- Build relationships with financial services providers.


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