The AP Alliance program is available exclusively for IAPP partners to engage further with the accounts payable profession. It assists in leveraging relationships with your clientele by enhancing your credibility and commitment. It’s not only about investing in IAPP – it’s about your commitment and passion to advocate the AP profession!  More details from the IAPP website:

Program criteria include:
 
Adoption of IAPP Standards: By adopting the IAPP standards publicly (with a notice on partner Web site, and inclusion in promotional materials) you elevate your standing in the profession by touting that you recognize the official guidance-setting body of the AP profession, which adds credibility for your AP-facing professionals! Preview IAPP’s Standards at  www.theIAPP.org/guidance.
 
Group Membership: By bringing on your team as IAPP members, they will benefit from IAPP’s award-winning magazine and continual sharing of leading-edge issues of the day. Plus, they’ll have access to nearly 1,000 tools, checklists, whitepapers, benchmarking, templates and forms. All at a highly-discounted group rate! 
 
In addition, AP Alliance partners should actively promote and advocate IAPP’s mission and member benefits to clientele. Client packages can be designed and produced by IAPP to facilitate this exchange. 
 
Certification:  Achieving the Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) or the Certified Accounts Payable Associate (CAPA) status signifies that your team has been proven to possess the knowledge and skills needed in today’s ever-changing AP environment.  Certification for your AP-facing professionals demonstrates knowledge of core topics and enhances credibility with decision-makers – not to mention your commitment to upholding the practice of the profession!  We now offer on-site test prep where IAPP brings our instructors to your location to conduct a review course. 
 
Speaking Engagements at IAPP Events: Engaging in IAPP professional development training allows your team to be in front of decision-making AP professionals, which heightens your organization’s position as a “go to” source. 
 
The Cause is Clear
 
Our shared goal is to have AP professionals recognized by CFOs, CEOs, controllers and others, not as a back-office extension of the finance department or a necessary cost of doing business, but as a strategic and vital component of corporate success. All over the world, AP departments are leading the way with dramatic cost savings by eliminating wasteful spending and building efficiencies. They’re establishing themselves as revenue centers with leading-edge programs like vendor financing and more. It is time we celebrate and advocate the arrival and continued evolution of the new AP profession!