The Payments Institute

Continuing Professional Education

Become a Payments Expert

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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.

TPI logo Mark your calendar for the payments institute 2016

July 17-20, 2016
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, GA


Utilize 2015 training dollars and enroll online today or complete the TPI Enrollment Form and return it to NACHA. If you have questions or need more information, please call us at (703) 561-1100.  

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Schools of Study

The Payments Institute offers four rigorous Schools of Study to tailor your schedule and choose what classes best fit your needs. Students may select courses from the following:

  • AAP Prep School of Study
  • Risk & Compliance School of Study
  • General Payments Systems School of Study
  • Master's Program

Each School has its own course schedule, designed by the Board of Regents, which includes classes taught by respected faculty and industry leaders. Daily Lecture Halls fill out your experience at The Payments Institute. Detailed course descriptions for TPI 2016 are coming soon.

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2016 Tuition Fees

  • $2,295 Early Member (available through Friday, May 20, 2016) - NEW! 
  • $2,495 Member (beginning on May 21, 2016)
  • $2,095 Direct Financial Institution Member - NEW!
  • $2,795 Nonmember
  • $2,195 AAP
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Benefits of Attending

When you attend The Payments Institute at Emory University, located in Atlanta’s beautiful Druid Hills suburb, you’ll gain personalized knowledge of your company’s critical payments topics. The Board of Regents, assembled from a variety of high-ranking industry professionals, designs The Payments Institute courses to cover a wide range of developmental and strategic payments topics.

Benefits of attending The Payments Institute include:

  • Custom-designing your educational experience: Choose a School of Study, each of which has its own topical track, and learn by responding to real-world payments scenarios.
  • Networking with other payments professionals: Forge lasting business relationships and learn from leaders in the payments industry.
  • Supporting your company: Gain knowledge and tools to mitigate risk, remain in compliance, craft innovative solutions and increase your company’s bottom line.
  • Familiarizing yourself with the Accredited ACH Professional Certification Program and its benefits.
  • Better preparing yourself for the AAP exam.
  • Fulfilling training or job requirements as an auditor or examiner.
  • Earning 20 AAP renewal credits or CTP/CCM credits.

Not only will you demonstrate your commitment to staying informed about the latest advancements, products and services in the payments industry, but you’ll further your path as an Accredited ACH Professional. If you’re already credentialed, you’ll earn renewal credits, and if you’re planning on becoming an AAP, you’ll strengthen your understanding of payments as you prepare for the exam.

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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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Hotel accommodations at the Emory Conference Center Hotel are not included with tuition fees. Students are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. We suggest making your reservations early as availability is not guaranteed.​ The cut-off date is Monday, June 27, 2016.​

NACHA has negotiated a special room rate the Emory Conference Center for students attending The Payments Institute 2016. The room rate is $150 per night plus taxes and fees. Students may reserve their rooms two ways:

  1. Calling 1-800-933-6679 and requesting ​NACHA's The Payments Institute group block.
  2. Online at:

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Cancellations must be made by 5:00 pm ET 1 day prior to the day of arrival to avoid any penalty fees. 

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Interested in supporting The Payments Institute? Please contact Stephanie Clark at for 2016 sponsorship opportunities.



 thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!