HERNDON, Va., Feb. 11, 2020 – In honor of National AAP Recognition Day, Nacha will recognize 292 newly credentialed Accredited ACH Professionals who passed the 2019 AAP exam, as well as more than 4,600 professionals who currently hold the credential.
To become an AAP, individuals must pass a comprehensive exam that is administered by Nacha each fall. The exam tests an individual’s knowledge of subjects including the Nacha Operating Rules, the ACH Network and other payment systems, technical and operational ACH requirements, risk management, and payments-related regulations.
“The AAP accreditation establishes an individual’s professional competency and expertise within the payments industry,” said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, CTP, Association Services senior director & group manager at Nacha.
“These highly skilled payments professionals are part of an elite group, and it is our honor to congratulate them on their special day. We celebrate the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide as they work with financial institutions, fintechs, processors and businesses to enhance their payments processes, maintain sound payments practices, and ensure compliance with regulations,” Prebish said.
Nacha, with its member Payments Associations and more than 2,000 organizations with AAPs on staff, will celebrate National AAP Recognition Day, which is commemorated annually on the second Tuesday of February. The day honors recently credentialed and current AAPs.
In Washington, D.C., Nacha and the Payments Associations will fly an American flag over the U.S. Capitol. The flag then will be awarded to an AAP at an annual reception, sponsored by the Center for Payments, at the Smarter Faster Payments 2020 conference, which will be held April 19-22 in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about the AAP program, visit https://www.nacha.org/accredited-ach-professional.
Nacha is a nonprofit organization that convenes hundreds of diverse organizations to enhance and enable ACH payments and financial data exchange within the U.S. and across geographies. Through the development of rules, standards, governance, education, advocacy, and in support of innovation, Nacha’s efforts benefit all stakeholders. Nacha is the steward of the ACH Network, a payment system that universally connects all U.S. bank accounts and facilitates the movement of money and information. In 2019, 24.7 billion payments and nearly $56 trillion in value moved across the ACH Network. Nacha also leads groups focused on API standardization and B2B payment enablement.