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Increase your earning potential by earning your Certified Treasury Professional certification. UD's exam prep course will help you successfully earn your CTP certification.

Master the Art of Money Management

The University of Dallas has partnered with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)® to offer the strongest Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)® exam preparation available. Through our 36-hour preparation course, gain the knowledge you need to sit for the CTP exam while you:

  • learn practical information and real life examples that can apply in your daily job immediately;
  • receive thorough preparation from an accredited university; and
  • join a network of some of the top finance professionals in the nation.

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.


This 12-week program is held online live through the University's Online Learning System on Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Class Dates: January 24 - April 11, 2023

Tuesday, January 24 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, January 31 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 14 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 14 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 21 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 28 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 4 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 11 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Online Live

Registration deadline: January 14, 2023

Early bird registration deadline: December 28, 2022

Early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline.

This course prepares you for the CTP Exam test window: June1 - July 31, 2023

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

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Tuition and Discounts

Tuition includes the four in person Saturday courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the aPHR certification exam.

Regular Registration Tuition Rates:

$1,625 - Standard Tuition

$1,463 - Discounted Tuition 

Early-Bird Registration Tuition Rates:

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. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). Spring 2023 Deadline: December 28, 2022

$1,463 - Standard Tuition

$1,301 - Discounted Tuition

Other Discounts:

Discounts are offered for 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 will be asked to provide an active .edu or .gov email; UD ID; or membership number.

Materials can only be shipped (via FedEx) once payment has been received.

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Registration and Deadlines

Registration deadline: January 14, 2023

Early bird registration deadline: December 28, 2022

To register click here.

Payment Options

The University of Dallas accepts the following forms of payments: 

  • Cash: Accepted at our campus Business Offices during normal business hours only.
  • Credit Cards: VISA, American Express, DISCOVER, and MasterCard are all excepted. Payments are submitted only through our payment portal.
  • Checks: Must be made out to "The University of Dallas" and mailed to the address on your invoice. 
  • Letters of Credit: Please reach out to Jennifer Howard at for more information on this option. 
  • Payment Arrangement: For students who need a little help, we have a payment arrangement option available. This allows tuition to be broken down into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate will be required to fill out additional information in the online application form during the registration process. 

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
October Immediately Nov. 30 Dec. 30 Jan. 30
November Immediately Dec. 30 Jan. 30 Feb. 28
December Immediately Jan. 30 Feb. 28 Mar. 30
January Immediately Feb. 28 Mar. 30 Apr. 5

Important Clarifications:

Four payments only available at $1625 rate.

To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates, registration and payment must be received by the  early-bird deadlines. No payment arrangement available for early bird rates after deadlines. 

Early-bird deadline: December 28, 2022

To submit payment: You will be taken to our payment portal to submit your payment upon completion of the application / registration form. 

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 Professional (CTP) and Benefits of Certification

CTP LogoThe 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 a mastery of the treasury management body of knowledge, and skills required to effectively perform critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management.

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

  1. Higher salaries. AFP shows CTPs earn up to 16% more than your 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 a CTP will perform better and are prepared for greater on-the-job responsibilities.
  4. Increased marketability. 
  5. Boosts relevancy. CTPs have shown a mastery of their knowledge, proven their commitment to high ethical standards, and show 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?

The University of Dallas is committed to helping you achieve your CTP certification goal. Our executive education program utilizes an experienced CTP certified instructor who is a working professional in the field of finance/treasury.

Your instructor will guide you through in-class discussions on the body of knowledge you will be tested on to pass the CTP exam. Our course is designed to help you retain the material effectively and efficiently by providing a structured learning experience that keeps you on track.

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. 

About the exam

Eligibility Requirements to Qualify for the CTP

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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