Accreditation Programs

Accreditation Programs

It’s hard to overstate the importance of accreditation in payments. NACHA and ECCHO have established standards and rules for operations and accreditation acts as an external stamp of approval that you follow industry standards and best practices. When you become accredited you demonstrate expertise in a particular area and commit to participating in on-going education to continuously improve your skills, increasing your marketability and benefiting your employer. NEACH hosts test preparation programs  to help you master the exams as well as professional development sessions eligible for continuing education credits. 

Accredited ACH Professional (AAP)

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. The annual exam window takes place every October.


Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP)

As an Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) you'll be recognized for your exceptional payments systems risk expertise. Accreditation provides you with a wide array of benefits both professionally and in personal career growth. The inaugural exam will take place March 2018.

National Check Professional (NCP)

As a National Check Professional (NCP) you’ll be recognized for your check payments expertise. Accreditation provides you with a competitive edge in business and financial arenas, since NCP certification demonstrates a working knowledge of every significant aspect of the check payments system, including products and operations, relevant rules and laws, industry standards and fraud and risk mitigation considerations. Since its inception in 2011, the NCP Program has recognized over 600+ National Check Professionals. The annual exam window takes place every April.