Faster Payments Professional

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Faster payments are here to stay, and with Same Day ACH, RTP®—plus
whatever comes next—it’s more important than ever to be prepared.

The Faster Payments Professional (FPP) is a first-of-its-kind program providing certificate holders with a holistic view of faster payments and acquainting them with current offerings. Earning this certificate demonstrates competency in payment methods and systems that are fast, ubiquitous, secure, efficient, and collaborative.

Who should earn the FPP certificate

The FPP certificate program is designed for payments industry stakeholders, including individuals employed by financial institutions, financial technology companies, regulatory bodies, and service providers.

How to earn the FPP certificate

  • Register for a FPP training course offered exclusively from the Payments Associations.

  • The training will consist of three modules plus a quiz administered at the end of each module.

  • An optional cumulative course review will be offered by some of the Payments Associations.

  • A final, cumulative quiz will be given.

  • A score of at least 70% on each quiz is required to earn the FPP certificate.

Payments Associations offering FPP training

Topics covered in the modules

Module One
Faster Payments Foundations (Fall 2022)

  • What are faster payments?
  • Why use faster payments?
  • Types of faster payments
  • Parties Involved/Stakeholders
  • Faster Payment Network Fundamentals
  • Faster Payment Use Cases
  • Overview of Risk and Regulations
  • Quiz

Module Two
Faster Payments Functionality (Summer 2023)

  • Clearing/Exchange
  • Settlement methods
  • Finality, Irrevocability & Remediation
  • Timing & rules
  • Technologies involved
  • User experience
  • Interoperability
  • Remittance Detail
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Quiz

Module Three
Operations, Fraud, Risk, Legal &
Regulatory Considerations (Winter 2023)

  • Operations management

       - Liquidity management
       - Reconciliation & Reporting
       - Notifications, Disclosures, & Transparency
       - Customer Support

  • Fraud management
  • Risk management
  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance considerations
  • Quiz

What's next

And for those interested in accreditation opportunities, we’re continuing our partnership with the U.S. Faster Payments Council to offer the first Accredited Faster Payments Professional exam in the coming years.

Parties behind the FPP Certificate Program

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