Education

Nacha is your trusted source for quality payments education. From in-person and virtual events, and accreditation programs to publications and industry resources, Nacha delivers the knowledge you need to stay competitive.

In-Person Events

Explore Nacha in-person events for exceptional payments education and networking opportunities. These events qualify for AAP/APRP continuing education credits.

Smarter Faster Payments

Attending the annual Payments Conference gives you a professional edge. While there, you’ll examine the most pressing topics in the payments industry by way of educational sessions and engaging discussions with payments practitioners. It’s an incomparable networking opportunity, drawing executives and professionals from around the world. 

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TPI On Campus

TPI On Campus offers a unique learning experience. You can build your own schedule by selecting courses from six new schools of study that focus on hot payments topics, including Nacha accreditation exam prep. You'll grow your payments skills and peer network.

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Nacha Risk Retreat

The Risk Retreat is a new, optional event immediately following TPI On Campus. You'll explore risk, compliance, and legal related concepts and put your new knowledge to the test with one-of-kind tabletop exercises and workshops.

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Virtual Learning

Nacha virtual events, webinars and on-demand content are perfect for professionals looking for convenient, high-quality education. Many qualify for AAP/APRP continuing education credits.

Smarter Faster Payments Remote Connect

Remote Connect offers the actionable, leading-edge education you expect from Nacha with nearly 50 sessions presented by payments industry leaders. Join us and enjoy engagement opportunities including a multitude of sessions with live speaker Q&A, lunch and learns and more.

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TPI Home School

At TPI Home School you can build your own schedule by selecting courses from six new schools of study that focus on hot payments topics, including Nacha accreditation exam prep. You'll connect with peers during unique networking opportunities throughout the event.

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PaymentsIQ by Nacha

PaymentsIQ is your payments eLearning hub. Discover more than 120 on-demand payments courses that’ll help you stay ahead of the curve. Hot topics like faster payments, emerging innovations and technologies, risk management and compliance, professional development, and more are available.

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ACH Legal & Compliance Summit

The ACH Legal & Compliance Summit (ALCS) is a two-day symposium that provides the latest in ACH compliance and regulations in the payments industry. Whether you are a legal professional working in the payments industry, or responsible for ACH risk or compliance in your job, this event is for you.

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Webinars

Nacha offers live and recorded webinars to keep you up to date on the latest in the payments industry. See what interests you.

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Accreditation

Continuing your education as a payments professional increases your marketability and benefits your employer by more effectively managing ACH Network use and enhancing its risk management profile across payment types.

Accredited ACH Professional

An AAP is an individual who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of all areas of ACH, a deep understanding of and experience in one or more specific ACH subjects, as well as a broad knowledge of concepts that relate to the payments system as a whole.

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Accredited Payments Risk Professional

APRPs have mastered the complexities of risk management for ACH, check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards, and emerging and alternative payments. As an APRP, you will become the "go-to" payments risk expert in your organization and professional network. An increasing number of organizations want (or may even be required) to engage APRPs. Being an APRP can even help boost your professional credibility and prestige within your own network and with your current clients.

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AAP/APRP Exchange

The AAP/APRP Exchange is a private, networking site for AAPs and APRPs to engage with peers by posting or responding to questions, helping others to be compliant with the Nacha Operating Rules, government rules and regulations, software and hardware solutions, and more. Access is restricted to current AAPs and APRPs and individuals registered for the current year exam and must be logged into their nacha.org account to access it.

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Faster Payments Professional Certificate

Faster Payments Professional (FPP) Certificate holders demonstrate competency in a specialized area of practice within the payments industry, including methods and systems that are fast, ubiquitous, secure, efficient, and collaborative. Stellar training is available by the Payments Associations for the FPP Certificate, and will have new modules being released later this year.

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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.

Resources

Publications & Store

Discover resources on ACH compliance, risk and other payment topics in our robust store including the 2023 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines. Many of our featured publications mark a collaborative effort between Nacha and the Payments Associations.

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ACH Quick Start Tool: B2B

A tool for your business to learn how to pay or get paid by other businesses electronically via ACH.

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ACH Quick Start Tool: B2C

A tool for your business to make and receive safe and reliable ACH payments from customers.

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Faster Payments Playbook

The Playbook is both an educational and decisioning platform that will help organizations develop a faster payments strategy - from concept to reality.

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ACH for Developers Guide

This guide will help familiarize developers — who are not Rules experts — with the basics of ACH and provide a general understanding of how the ACH Network operates. It also includes file formats, scenarios for using specific data elements, and information on where to find details in the Rules.

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Conversational Payments Resources

These resources are designed to deliver targeted, clear and concise information focused on the still-emerging channel known as conversational payments, as well as its enabling technology, such as voice assistants and smart speakers.

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