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.

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REGISTER TODAY for The Payments Institute

The Payments Institute will be held July 12-15, 2015, at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA. AAPs, Members and Group Members registering three or more attendees at the same time receive discounted registration rates.

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Schools of Study

While at The Payments Institute, you can choose between four rigorous Schools of Study. Or, tailor your schedule and choose what classes best fit your needs:

Each School has its own course schedule, designed by the Board of Regents, which includes classes taught by respected faculty and industry leaders. Electives and daily Lecture Halls fill out your experience at The Payments Institute.

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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, Atlanta, GA, are not included with tuition fees. Students are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. NACHA’s special group rate is $150 per room, per night, plus 15% tax. Make your hotel reservations online or by calling 1-800-933-6679 and asking for NACHA’s The Payments Institute group block. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, June 29, 2015. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Cancellations must be made by 5:00 p.m. (local hotel time) 1 day prior to arrival in order to avoid any penalty fees. Reservations should be made early and availability is not guaranteed.

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Market your company. Join our current and past benefactors by supporting The Payments Institute.

Contact Stephanie Clark at for sponsorship opportunities.

Benefactors play a key role in supporting The Payments Institute and allowing NACHA to continue educating payments professionals.

2015 Benefactors

Sunday Welcome Reception
Tuesday Night Reception
Mark of Excellence Branded 2015 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines CDs

Student Tablets
Student Handbooks


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