Nacha Celebrates AAP Professionals on National AAP Recognition Day

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HERNDON, Va., Feb. 13, 2024 – Today, in support of National AAP Recognition Day, Nacha is pleased to spotlight the accomplishments of the 324 newly-minted AAPs earning their credential by passing the 2023 exam. 

They are now among the nearly 4,500 payments professionals nationwide being honored for holding the AAP accreditation. For more than 30 years the AAP program has set the standard for excellence in payments. 

”We salute our AAPs for advancing the professionalism of the industry by using their extensive knowledge to navigate the ever-evolving payments landscape, said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, APRP, CTP, Nacha Managing Director, Association Services. “On behalf of Nacha I extend my sincere congratulations to our most recent AAPs and gratitude to the thousands of AAPs nationwide for their unwavering commitment to keeping abreast of the latest industry regulations and trends.”  

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 be awarded to an AAP during the annual AAP & APRP Reception, sponsored by the Center for Payments, at Smarter Faster Payments 2024, taking place in Miami on May 6-9, 2024.  

The next window for payments professionals to take the AAP exam will be Oct. 7 to Nov. 2, 2024. Given the extensive body of knowledge AAPs are required to know, candidates should plan to dedicate enough time to adequately prepare for the AAP exam. Candidates answer questions on a wide range of subjects, from the Nacha Operating Rules and the ACH Network to regulations in the payments industry and risk management. 

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