Become an AAP
Any professional in the payments industry can work toward accreditation. If you have worked in ACH for years, you will add a highly respected qualification to your resume. If you are relatively new to the field, you will give yourself an edge over the competition. At a minimum, Nacha recommends spending two years working in the payments industry before taking the AAP exam.
Exam Fees & Key Dates
The annual test window for the AAP exam is during October. Check out the latest information on registration dates and fees.
Path to Success
Join more than 4,600 AAPs and more than 360 APRPs nationwide by following our Path to Success. Register, study, take the exam and then rest! Find out what helped nearly 70% AAPs pass the exam and what you can do to succeed.
Maintain Your AAP Accreditation
Now that you are an AAP, it is important to maintain your credential with continuing education. Find out how to maintain your designation, including earning and filing continuing education credits.
March 13, 2020: Continuing Education Temporary Waiver (updated Oct. 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
Nacha offers two national accreditation programs. Invest in your professional development and hone your skills by choosing the payments accreditation that is right for you.
AAP & APRP Exchange
Access to this popular social networking site encourages interaction between aspiring and current AAPs and APRPs. As a member, you can post or respond to questions, help others to be compliant with the Nacha Operating Rules, government rules and regulations, software and hardware solutions, and more.
Not accredited yet? Gain access after you register for either exam.