The Certified Payments Professional designation isn’t easy. It requires an investment in time, a minimum amount of experience, and a financial investment in test preparation, membership, and examination fees. Additionally, CPP’s are required to continue to invest in their professional development by taking Continuing Education credits.
Bottom line is the CPP is a way to ensure you’re not dealing with an amateur. Electronic transactions represent a higher and higher percentage of the revenue your business receives. If you’re going to trust a person with guiding you in choosing the right technology, gateways, settlement platforms, and servicing requirements – I think they should be as committed to their career as you are to your business.