Accredited Faster Payments Professional
New collaboration effort benefiting the faster payments ecosystem
Demonstrate Your Faster Payments Proficiency
Nacha, the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) and our nation’s Payments Associations formed a first-of-its-kind alliance to create the Accredited Faster Payments Professional (AFPP) program.
This partnership demonstrates a cross-industry collaboration to benefit the entire payments community. The AFPP is a rigorous and centralized accreditation program allowing payments professionals to demonstrate their expertise across all faster payment types, including Same Day ACH, RTP®, FedNow and Push-to-Card.
Who should consider becoming an AFPP
An AFPP is an individual who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of instant payment methods in the U.S., an understanding of and experience in one or more faster payments network rails and has a broad knowledge of concepts that relate to the payments system as a whole.
The program is designed for payments industry stakeholders, including individuals employed by financial institutions, financial technology companies, regulatory bodies, and service providers.
The first AFPP exam is targeted to be administered in the first quarter of 2025. The registration pool will be limited to 300 candidates. Exam registration and pricing information will be announced in the Fall of 2024.
Begin preparing now
Those interested in pursuing the AFPP can enroll in the Faster Payments Professional (FPP) program, a series of training courses culminating in a professional certificate, being offered exclusively by the Payments Associations. Learn more about the FPP certificate program.
AFPP Blueprint Areas
Payment Rails Included
Parties behind the AFPP
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