The Payments Institute

Customizable 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.

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July 16-19, 2017
Emory University Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Enroll online today or complete the enrollment form and return to NACHA!   

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Schools of Study & Specializations

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

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. 

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2017 Tuition Fees

2017 Tuition Fees

  • $2,295 - Early Member (through May 19, 2017)
  • $2,495 - Member
  • $2,795 - Nonmember
  • $2,195 - AAP*/Direct Financial Institution Member

* Only current AAPs in good standing may qualify for this special rate.

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

Hotel accommodations are not included with tuition. 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 $160 per room, per night, plus 15% tax and a $5 Georgia Hotel/Motel fee.

Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-933-6679 and requesting NACHA’s The Payments Institute group block. We suggest making your reservations early as availability is not guaranteed. Cancellations must be made by 5 p.m. ET one day prior to the day of arrival to avoid any penalty fees.

The Emory University Conference Center Hotel, inspired by the architectural design of Frank Lloyd Wright, is surrounded by 26 acres of forest preserve. The Green Seal approved hotel's convenient location, spectacular landscapes and exceptional accommodations offer a refreshing change from the typical metropolitan city center hotel. Located on the Emory University Campus, the hotel is only 15 miles from Hartsfield International Airport, 6 miles from downtown Atlanta and close to major shopping and attractions.

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Interested in supporting The Payments Institute, become an Education Champion Sponsor! Please contact NACHA Sales for 2017 sponsorship opportunities. 

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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