September 20, 2022

Nacha Celebrates 717 Accredited Payments Risk Professionals on APRP Recognition Day

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HERNDON, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 – In honor of National APRP Recognition Day, Nacha will pay tribute to 717 Accredited Payments Risk Professionals, including 145 newly-credentialed professionals who recently passed the 2022 APRP exam.

The APRP exam tests for comprehensive risk management knowledge across all payment types, including check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards, emerging and alternative payments, and ACH. To become an APRP, individuals must pass a Nacha-administered exam testing knowledge of subjects including the fundamentals of payments systems; risk management, policy, governance, systems and controls; physical and information security; and the regulatory environment.

“Every APRP deserves appreciation and attention for earning this highly-respected credential by mastering the complexities of risk management in the payments industry,” said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, CTP, Managing Director, Association Services, Nacha. “Today’s payments ecosystem requires the support of an expanding group of experts who can effectively help manage payments risks for organizations, enhance payments processes, maintain sound payments practices and ensure compliance with regulations. We are fortunate to have so many risk professionals committed to being part of this rigorous program.”

In addition to contributing to consumer protection and the continued well-being of the payments industry, the APRP qualification carries a mark of distinction, giving these professionals an edge over their professional competition.

APRP Day is commemorated annually on the third Tuesday of September. To learn about the program, visit Those considering testing during the 2023 APRP exam window should contact their Payments Association to learn more about training opportunities to help them prepare for the exam.

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About Nacha

Nacha governs the thriving ACH Network, the payment system that drives safe, smart, and fast Direct Deposits and Direct Payments with the capability to reach all U.S. bank and credit union accounts. More than 29 billion ACH Network payments were made in 2021, valued at close to $73 trillion. Through problem-solving and consensus-building among diverse payment industry stakeholders, Nacha advances innovation and interoperability in the payments system. Nacha develops rules and standards, provides industry solutions, and delivers education, accreditation, and advisory services.