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 2017

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

Online registration is now closed. You may register by phone at 703-561-1100 until 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, July 14, or on site at the NACHA Registration desk at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel beginning on Sunday, July 16.

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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:

* The Master's Program is open to AAPs and TPI Alumni. Advanced enrollment in TPI 2017 and the Master's Program is required. Contact Stephanie Prebish for more information.

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2017 Tuition Fees

2017 Tuition Fees

  • $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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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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Lodging & Travel

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 by emailing and providing your arrival and departure dates. 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.

United Airlines Discount
We have partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to our event.
Visit and enter Z Code: ZYP2231458 in the Offer Code box.
You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm ET and Sat/Sun 8am – 6pm ET. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.
Please note that travel must be booked between Wednesday, 7/12/2017 – Saturday, 7/22/2017 in order to receive the discount.

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Want to champion the education at The Payments Institute? Please contact NACHA Sales for 2017 sponsorship opportunities. 

Click here for more sponsor details!


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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