Training and Accreditation Programs

Teaching and Learning as an Industry

Expand Your Payments Knowledge

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When you continue your education as an industry professional, you’re increasing your marketability, benefitting your employer and helping NACHA maintain a high-quality ACH Network. Our educational offerings range from distance learning courses to publications to conferences, and we also provide an Accredited ACH Professional Program. Invest in your development and hone your skills by choosing an educational opportunity from NACHA.

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Annual PAYMENTS Conference

Attending the annual PAYMENTS Conference gives you a professional edge: while there, you’ll examine the most pressing topics in the payments industry by way of educational sessions and engaging discussions with payments practitioners. It’s an incomparable networking opportunity, drawing executives and professionals from around the world. The conference will both expand your business’s reach and increase your own industry knowledge.

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The Payments Institute

Whether you’re new to the financial services industry or have years of experience, The Payments Institute can help bolster your understanding of the payments system. A university-style, 4-day program provides intensive coursework to accommodate professionals of all levels.

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Accredited ACH Professional

As an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), you’ll be recognized for your electronic payments expertise. Accreditation provides you with a competitive edge in the business and financial arenas, since AAP certification means you’re a payments subject-matter expert. Since its inception in 1993, the AAP Program has recognized over 4,000 ACH professionals.

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Webinars

If you’re looking for a convenient, cost-effective educational option, look into NACHA’s webinars, which are held monthly but can also be accessed on demand. Topics range from NACHA Operating Rules changes to analyses of financial case studies to sound business practices. The use of multi-media presentation tools, as well as the opportunity to engage with a large number of participants, makes webinars dynamic and thought-provoking.

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Payments Publications

For information on current payments issues, NACHA offers a comprehensive selection of  NACHA Operating Rules products as well as guides, training manuals, workbooks and other educational materials, all of which you’ll find in our eStore. Many of our featured publications mark a collaborative effort between the Regional Payments Associations and NACHA.