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Advance your career through CTP Certification

Are you a finance professional looking to take your career to the next level?

Consider earning your Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification; as a CTP-certified professional, you'll have the expertise and credibility to excel in your career and make a meaningful impact on your organization's financial strategy. CTP-certified professionals have the following benefits:
  • Increased earning potential: CTP-certified professionals earn higher salaries than non-certified professionals due to their specialized skills and knowledge. ZipRecruiter places the average annual salary of a CTP-certified finance professional at $92,082.
  • Enhanced credibility: The CTP certification is a widely recognized and respected credential in the finance industry, which can enhance your professional reputation and credibility.
  • Improved career prospects: Holding the CTP certification can make you a more attractive candidate for job openings and career advancement opportunities in the field of treasury management.
  • Recognized expertise and knowledge of treasury management: The CTP certification program covers a broad range of topics related to treasury management, including cash and liquidity management, risk management, financial planning and analysis, and more. This comprehensive knowledge can help you make informed decisions and strategically guide your organization.
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Prepare to pass the CTP exam.

The University of Dallas has partnered with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)® to offer the strongest Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)® exam preparation available. Our 36-hour graduate-level preparation course gives you the knowledge to pass the CTP exam. Our professor, Ernest Smith, CTP, MBA, teaches this intensive program and brings practical and real-life examples into the classroom. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the CTP exam. This class will:
  • Expand your understanding of the art of money management, covering topics such as cash and liquidity management, risk management, financial planning and analysis, and more. You gain in-depth knowledge and skills, fill in any gaps you may have, and receive practical information with real-life examples that can apply in your daily job immediately.
  • Teach you the current best practices for treasury management. 
  • Receive thorough preparation from an accredited university.
  • Build confidence for leadership roles and decision-making.
Don't miss this opportunity to take your career to new heights – enroll in our CTP certification training program today!

Meet Your Instructor

Ernest SmithErnest L. Smith, CTP, M.B.A.

Ernest L. Smith is senior vice president, North Texas regional sales manager at BBVA Compass. Smith is responsible for a staff of 10 TM professionals, providing TM product sales and support to clients in the North Texas region. Before joining BBVA Compass, Smith spent 16 years at JPMorgan Chase, including six years as a Commercial Banker and three years as a Private Client Advisor. Prior to Chase, he spent three years at South Main Bank as Credit Officer and Compliance Officer. Smith has 23 years of banking experience and 15 years of treasury management experience. He received his B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona and his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Smith has been teaching CTP exam preparation at the University of Dallas since 2011. He is active in the local AFP chapter and has been part of the committee that reviews test questions on the actual CTP exam.


Here is some general information about this course. Please visit the appropriate section below for more details about tuition fees, discounts, and registration deadlines. Class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today! 

Class Dates: February 27 - May 21, 2024 (skips April 16)

Times: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CT (Tuesday evenings)

Modality: Online live instruction via Virtual Classroom

Recommended CTP Test Window: June 1 - July 31, 2024

Registration deadlines:

  • Early-bird: January 27, 2024
  • Standard: February 17, 2024

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Please click here to read a public disclosure about this course.

Tuition and Discounts

Tuition includes the twelve virtual Tuesday evening online live courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the CTP certification exam.


$1,625 - Standard Tuition

$1,463 - Discounted Tuition 


Students can qualify for an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. To qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online application form and submit payment before the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). 

$1,463 - Standard Tuition

$1,301 - Discounted Tuition

OTHER DISCOUNTS: The University offers discounts to UD Alumni and Students, UD Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), US Veterans, and AFP or FPA Dallas members. To qualify for the discount, students must provide an active .edu or .gov email, UD ID, or membership number.

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Registration and Deadlines

The maximum class capacity is 20 students. We reserve seats in class on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure a spot in the course, you must fill out the online application form and submit your payment. Application forms without payment do not guarantee a spot in class. 

Early-bird registration deadline: January 27, 2024

Standard Registration deadline: February 17, 2024

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Payment Options

The University of Dallas accepts the following forms of payment: 

  • Cash payments: Our Office of Finance receives cash payments during regular business hours. 
  • Credit/Debit card payments: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. 
  • Check payments: Make the check payable to "University of Dallas," write the student's name and id number in the memo, and mail it to University of Dallas - Business Office, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062
  • Letters of Credit: Please get in touch with Jennifer Howard at for more information on this option. 
  • Payment Arrangement: We have a payment arrangement option for students who need a little help. This option divides Tuition into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate must complete and fill out the Payment Arrangement section of the application to enroll in this option.

How payment arrangements work: Payments are billed monthly. You submit the first payment when you sign up for the payment arrangement. You can make all subsequent payments before the due date. The University must receive all payments in the agreement before releasing any certificate or transcript.

Payment arrangement amounts:

Tuition Fee:

Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3 Payment 4
Full Tuition $1625 $500 $500 $500 $125
Discounted Tuition $1463 $500 $500 $463 n/a
Early-bird Tuition $1463 $500 $500 $463 n/a
Early-bird Tuition with Discount $1301 $500 $500 $301 n/a

Payment arrangement due dates: 

Month of Payment Arrangement Setup Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3 Payment 4
November Immediately Dec. 30 Jan. 30 Feb. 28
December Immediately Jan. 30 Feb. 28 Mar. 30
January Immediately Feb. 28 Mar. 30 April 30
February Immediately Mar. 30 April 30 May 21


  • To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates: We must receive your application and payment before the early-bird deadlines. No payment arrangement is available for early bird rates after the deadlines. 
  • To submit payment: You will be taken to our payment portal to submit your payment upon completing the application form. 
  • Payment structure: Four payments only available at $1625 rate.

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Professional (CTP) and Benefits of Certification

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The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification, sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), sets the standard in the finance profession and is a symbol of excellence in corporate treasury. Earning the CTP credential signifies that you have demonstrated mastery of the treasury management body of knowledge and skills required to effectively perform critical corporate liquidity, capital and risk management functions.

Whether you’re looking to safeguard your career or seeking a promotion, earning the CTP certification can open various doors, regardless of the economic climate. CTPs can boast:  

  1. Higher salaries. AFP shows CTPs earn up to 16% more than non-certified peers.
  2. Better job security. Validates your competency in treasury management. More than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ CTPs.
  3. Improved career flexibility. Companies know CTP-certified employees perform better, assuming greater on-the-job responsibilities.
  4. Increased marketability. 
  5. Boosts relevancy. CTPs have demonstrated a mastery of their knowledge, proven their commitment to high ethical standards, and continue their dedication to their profession by keeping their knowledge current.


For more details about the CTP, visit AFP's website

For more details on the benefits of earning the CTP, visit AFP's website

CTP Body of Knowledge

The CTP Body of Knowledge

The CTP Body of Knowledge is based on the Essentials of Treasury Management, 6th Edition. A list of the chapter title is below. 

1. The Role of Treasury Management
2. Regulatory and Legal Environment
3. Banks and Financial Institutions
4. Payment Systems
5. Money Markets
6. Capital Markets
7. Relationship Management and Financial Service Provider Selection
8. Financial Accounting and Reporting
9. Financial Planning and Analysis
10. Introduction to Working Capital Management
11. Working Capital Metrics
12. Disbursements, Collections, and Concentration
13. Short-Term Investing and Borrowing
14. Cash Flow Forecasting
15. Technology in Treasury
16. Enterprise Risk Management
17. Financial Risk Management
18. Treasury Policies and Procedures
19. Long-Term Investments
20. The Capital Structure Decision and Management

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Who should take this course?

Individuals who have 1-2 years of full time professional career experience in finance, and who wish to take their career to the next level. 

Why UD?

 Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the CTP exam. The CTP is highly recommended for experienced treasury management professionals looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed in "Eligibility requirements to qualify for CTP" section, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the CTP Exam.

  • Learn from our experienced and certified CTP instructor, who brings practical and real-world examples into the classroom. Mr. Smith is an industry professional in the treasury field and offers his students a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
  • This course covers the 20 domains tested on the CTP exam.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The CTP Exam Prep Platform (EPP), included in tuition. This interactive study program includes online study materials, online quizzes, case studies, calculations, flashcards, three 170-question exam banks (featuring questions formerly featured in the CTP exam), and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your CTP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.

Course Materials

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Course materials are included in the price of tuition and include the following:

  • AFP CTP Exam Prep Platform (online)

Please note: Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by AFP examinations. AFP recommends using the AFP sponsored Exam Prep Platform as a tool for study of the AFP body of knowledge, although no course of study can guarantee or ensure an individual's success on the AFP certification exams. 

Features of the CTP Exam Prep Platform:

  • Built-In Instructor-Led Videos by Chapter
  • Pre-Test Strengths & Weaknesses engine to help target your studies
  • Accessible on any device with a web browser
  • Practice Exams that mimic the actual exam environment
  • Progress Reports after each practice exam attempt
  • Integration with AFP Collaborate to facilitate interaction with other professionals who are preparing for the exam
  • 86 Knowledge Checks
  • 5 Capstone Case Studies with 21 questions to connect all the concepts you have studied
  • A Resource Center with all the resources linked that a candidate needs to prepare for the CTP Exam
  • Definition & Formula Flashcards

About the exam

Eligibility Requirements to Qualify for the CTP

Visit AFP's website for more details.

You must meet one of these professional experience categories to be eligible to take the CTP exam. (Pulled directly from AFP's CTP eligibility requirements webpage). 


Work Experience Education Teaching Experience
A 2-year or more None None
B 1-year or more Completed None
C 1-year or more None 2-years
D None Completed 2-years
E None None 4-years


  • Work experience: Full-time in a career-based cash/treasury management or corporate finance-related position. The professional experience requirement to sit for the CTP exam is a minimum of two years full-time work experience in a career-based corporate cash/treasury management or corporate finance-related position. Positions such as internships, vacation/holiday employment or volunteer positions do not qualify in meeting the full-time experience requirement.
  • Education: Graduate or Master's degree in business, finance, or accountancy.
  • Teaching experience: Full-time college or university level teaching experience in a finance-related topic.

Public Disclosure

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this course.

Contact UD

For more information about this course, discount information, or help registering please contact Jennifer Howard via email or 972-721-5299. 

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