September 19, 2023

Nacha Celebrates 850 Accredited Payments Risk Professionals on APRP Recognition Day

APRP Recognition

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 19, 2023 – In honor of National APRP Recognition Day, Nacha will pay tribute to our nation’s 850 Accredited Payments Risk Professionals, including the 140 newly-credentialed professionals who recently passed the 2023 APRP exam.   

The APRP exam tests for comprehensive risk management knowledge across all payment types, including ACH, check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards and real-time payments. 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 should be celebrated and recognized by their employer for mastering the complexities of risk management in the payments industry,” said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, APRP, CTP, Managing Director, Association Services, Nacha. “Today’s payments ecosystem is dependent on a growing group of experts who can effectively help manage payments risks for organizations, enhance payments processes, maintain sound payments practices and ensure compliance with regulations. Nacha is delighted that so many risk professionals are dedicated 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 The next opportunity to take the APRP exam will be Aug. 5-31, 2024. APRP exam training is provided by Nacha's Payment Association members

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. There were 30 billion ACH Network payments made in 2022, valued at close to $77 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.