Introduction to Payments Certificate

About the Certificate

Designed for those with little experience in the payments system, the Introduction to ACH Certificate provides a preliminary review of the ACH Network, including formatting requirements, the ACH rules and introductory courses in risk, exception processing and government payments. To earn this certificate, seven (7) credits must be earned and an evaluation submitted for each course attended.

Why Complete a NEACH ACH Certificate?

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of ACH Rules, regulations and processes
  • Prepare for NACHA certification as an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP)
  • Demonstrate to employers a higher level of payments expertise


  • Standard Entry Class Codes and the Rules that Govern Them
  • Uniform Commercial Code 4A and the ACH
  • Government Payments for New Employees
  • Introduction to ACH Exception Processing for New Employees
  • Introduction to Risk for New Employees
  • Wire Transfers and their Regulations
  • The Basics of File Formatting for New Employees
  • ACH Rules: Where Does it Say That?
  • Short, Short Version of the Green Book
Requirements & Instructions

This certificate requires the completion of predetermined courses from the NEACH Education Program. Upon completion of each course, an on-line evaluation must be completed to verify participation. Successful completion of each evaluation is required to receive a NEACH Certificate. Participants have two years from the start date to complete certificate requirements.

Cost of Registration

Each NEACH ACH Certificate Program costs:

  • $100 Administration Fee*
  • $195 Per Course (Members)
  • $130 Per Course Education Club Pricing**
More Information

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Ortins, AAP, NCP
Vice President, Education

* One-time fee
**The NEACH Education Club provides members with the best value in payments education for a fraction of the cost. Mix and match ten events, annually, for $1,300 – a savings of 33%!