Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP)

Demonstrate Your Abilities as a Payments Risk Expert

Our world is changing, and so is what it takes to succeed. It is not enough to master risk management for one payment type. The APRP credential demonstrates that you, or your employees, have mastered the complexities of risk management for ACH, check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards, as well as emerging and alternative payments. Effectively managing payments risk is crucial for organizations that provide payment services, such as financial institutions, solution providers and processors, businesses and other end users.

Benefits of Becoming an Accredited Payments Risk Professional 

Earning your credential as an APRP has a wide array of benefits. As an individual, your accreditation demonstrates to your employer that you’re committed to the profession, which can provide opportunities for personal career growth. Once you have your accreditation, you’ll become the “go-to” expert in the critical and nuanced areas of risk management across payment types. For a financial institution or company, it validates to regulators and examiners that you are committed to risk management and regulatory compliance.

Become an APRP

Whether you are contemplating taking the APRP exam or are already registered for the exam, NEACH's APRP training program will help reinforce what you've already studied in preparing for the APRP exam. Each session will cover sections of the exam thoroughly. NEACH's APRP Training Program is only available as a complete training program and is not available for single session purchase.

Maintain Your APRP Accreditation

As an Accredited Payments Risk Professional, you’re required to maintain your status by earning 60 Continuing Education credits within the five-year accreditation period, with no more than 20 credits completed per year. Many of NEACH's webinars, workshops, on-demands, and conferences are eligible for APRP continuing education credits. 

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APRP Training On-Demand

APRP Boot Camp

APRP Boot Camp and APRP On-Demand Bundle 

NEACH APRP training utilizes a pre-recorded, self-paced, on-demand series designed to ensure that participants have achieved measurable learning outcomes around exam topics by the end of the training program.

Training Dates

On-Demand - Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Thursday, August 31, 2023

Boot Camp - Wednesday, July 19, 2023 (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) Virtual

Member Training Costs 

On-Demand - $650.00
Boot Camp - $650.00
Both On-Demand & Boot Camp - $950

Accreditation Topic Areas

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management
Payment Systems
Payments Risk Policy & Governance
Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls
Physical & Information Security
Regulatory Environment 

Accreditation Test Window

Monday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023

APRP Exam Registration Fees and Key Dates