No - if you would like to purchase study materials, you would only need to purchase one or the other. The two study materials we offer are the Essentials of Treasury Management, 5th Edition textbook and the AFP Treasury Learning System.
The Essentials of Treasury Management, 5th Edition is a textbook from which each question on the CTP exam from 2017 through 2019 is derived from, based on concepts and experiences in relation to treasury management.
The AFP Learning System is a comprehensive tool based off the complete body of knowledge tested on the CTP exam along with an abundance of tools to optimize your study time, including the physical text, as well as online modules. The course’s user-friendly content matches the Essentials of Treasury Management, 5th edition, the body of knowledge on which the CTP exam is based.
For exam windows after 2019B:
The December 2019 – January 2020 testing window is the last testing window to use the 5th edition ETM/Learning System. The 6th edition of the Essentials of Treasury Management is now available for preorder and is expected to ship in early December. The CTP Exam Prep Platform, which will replace the Learning System, is expected to launch in December. We recommend purchasing both together, as the CTP EPP will not come with text.
Candidates who purchase either the ETM or Learning System after May 1 2019 and are registered for the June – July 2020 testing window will be able to receive a free upgrade to the new version of the materials when they are available.
You can learn more about the CTP EPP here: https://ctpcert.afponline.org/preparation/ctp-exam-prep-platform