How to Become an APRP
APRPs have mastered the complexities of risk management for ACH, check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards, and emerging and alternative payments.
Any professional in the payments industry can work toward accreditation. If you have worked in payments 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 APRP exam.
Exam Fees & Key Dates
Test Window: Monday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021
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.
How to Maintain Your APRP Accreditation
Now that you are an APRP, 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)
Earning the credential signifies a professional has comprehensive payments risk management expertise that is needed throughout the industry at financial institutions, fintechs, processors and businesses.
The payments ecosystem now has a growing group of credentialed experts who can effectively help manage payments risk for organizations, enhance payments processes, maintain sound payments practices, and ensure compliance with regulations.
Are you on the list?
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.