The Payments Institute

Smart Educational Investment

Chart Your Path to Success

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Attending The Payments Institute gives you needed knowledge and skills to succeed in the payments industry. Financial institutions, businesses, government agencies and solution providers all seek employees who have an in-depth understanding of payments and the ACH Network. The Payments Institute provides you with that understanding by way of a university-style, intensive 4-day curriculum. Whether you’re an experienced AAP, new to the industry or working on getting credentialed, The Payments Institute means a sharper skill set and the chance for advancement.

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the payments institute 2019

July 21-24, 2019
Emory University Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Online registration for TPI 2019 will open in early fall 2018. Please check back soon as we are updating the website regularly with information on TPI as it becomes available. Thank you!

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Schools of Study & Specializations

The Payments Institute offers seven targeted areas of concentration through Schools of Study, Specializations, Lecture Halls and its Master's Program to create your own schedule and choose what classes best fit your needs. Students may select courses from the following:

* Limited seats available. The Master's Program is open to AAPs, APRPs and Alumni who have attended in TPI in the last three years. Advanced enrollment in TPI 2019 and the Master's Program is required. Contact Stephanie Prebish for more information.

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2019 Tuition

Below is The Payments Institute 2019 tuition.

Registrant Type Tuition
AAP, APRP, Direct Financial Institution Member* $2,195
Early Member (through May 24) $2,295
Member (begins May 25) $2,495
Nonmember $2,795





* Only current AAPs, APRPs and Direct Financial Institution Members in good standing may qualify for this special rate.

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Hear from TPI 2018 Board of Regents, faculty and alumni about their experiences and why TPI is the best educational opportunity for payments professionals.

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Who Should Attend


The Payments Institute is intentionally designed to be flexible: courses teach everything from basic industry knowledge to advanced payments principles. Attendance provides you with the necessary information to stay competitive, whether you’re a newly hired marketing manager, a software engineer or a long-time ACH coordinator. Those who should attend include:

  • Managers: Marketing, Operations and Accounts
  • Engineers, Programmers and Technicians
  • Training and Education Professionals
  • Analysts: Financial, Business and Program
  • Consultants and Entrepreneurs
  • Customer Support Professionals
  • Examiners and Auditors 

Whatever your particular job title, The Payments Institute is a must-attend event for anyone working with payments systems. Need to convince your boss? Download a customizable letter located under Related Materials on the right-hand side of this page.

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Emory University Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Hotel accommodations are not included with tuition fees.
Students are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel. NACHA's special group rate is $167 per room, per night, plus taxes and fees. 

A hotel reservation link will be provided soon.

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Want to champion the education at The Payments Institute? Please contact NACHA Sales for 2019 sponsorship opportunities. 

Click here for more sponsor details!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

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