This week I passed the F130 Advanced Accounts Payable (V3.0) course.
I like that you no longer need to schedule an appointment with an instructor in order to take the exam. You can just answer the exam questions while logged into the Acumatica University website. Then, once you pass, your certificate appears immediately next to the course name on the Achievements tab.
While going through the course features, I noticed the Approve Bills for Payment (AP502000) screen which I hadn’t noticed before. I’m assuming that this would be used by the CFO (or someone with approval authority) to approve payments, but I’ll have to look at it further in the future to figure out exactly what it does.
Another thing I began to wonder while going through the course is if Acumatica has the ability to handle invoice approval routings where you could scan invoices and key-in information to be routed to people in the organization who have approval authority on invoices before they become actual bills in the Accounts Payable module. Maybe there is already a 3rd party developer working on this?
Lastly, I noticed on the bottom of my course certificate that Acumatica is registered with the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. I didn’t even know about this registry since I haven’t been renewing my CPA license in an active status and therefore haven’t had to deal with getting CPE credit. So, it’s interesting to know that there is an official registry for CPE sponsors. I looked up the Acumatica sponsor ID # (116008) on this website because I was curious why the hours aren’t listed on my course certificate. Unfortunately, it appears that Acumatica is only approved for the Group Live delivery method which means that you would have to attend one of their courses live in order to qualify for CPE credit. This explains why the hours aren’t listed on my course certificate. I also noticed that the address is the old Virginia address for Acumatica which makes me wonder if this whole CPE thing is something that they still care about. I hope it is, because it would be nice to somehow get CPE credit for Acumatica learning in the future.