Added January 1st, 2021

National AAP Recognition Day




On February 8, 2022, Nacha and the Payments Associations honor more than 4,500 Accredited ACH Professionals as part of National AAP Recognition Day. This day highlights the importance of the AAP accreditation, as well as celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide. This year, Nacha, the Payments Associations, and more than 2,000 organizations will be celebrating in unique ways across the country. 

Welcome New AAPs

Nacha is pleased to welcome 230 newly-accredited AAPs. These individuals successfully passed the 2021 AAP exam and are joining the ranks of more than 4,500 AAPs nationally.

Commemorating the Day

Nacha and the Payments Associations will commemorate National AAP Recognition Day by flying a U.S. flag over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The flag will then be awarded to one lucky AAP at the annual AAP & APRP Reception at the Smarter Faster Payments 2022 conference May 1-4 in Nashville, TN. For more information or to register, visit Payments 2022

How to Celebrate

  • Take your AAPs out to lunch or organize an all staff lunch to celebrate.
  • If virtual, organize a video celebration with team members or have lunch delivered to your AAPs.
  • Have your staff email “thank you” notes to your AAPs.
  • Send a congratulatory email or letter to your AAPs and copy the staff.
  • Send your AAPs a special treat to enjoy.

Stand Out in Payments

Check out this series of videos that Nacha created spotlighting the AAP accreditation. You’ll hear from AAPs about the value of the program, as well as what’s involved and why you should consider it.

About the AAP

AAP accreditation establishes an individual’s credibility, professional competency and expertise within the payments industry. AAPs become the go-to expert regarding changes to the Nacha Operating Rules and industry regulations. Organizations with AAP-credentialed staff also experience operational efficiencies, enhanced risk management oversight, improved regulatory compliance and increased customer service and satisfaction. The annual exam window occurs in October. Learn more about the AAP program.