Accreditation Learning Paths

Accreditation Learning Paths provide a structured path for those planning on earning either the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) or National Check Professional (NCP) designation.

About the AAP Accreditation Learning Path

The AAP Accreditation Learning Path consists of a Basic Learning Path, Boot Camp, Network Certificate and Accreditation Exam Preparation program. This two-year path leads the AAP candidate through a course of study to prepare them to take the AAP Exam. Participants will have access to class recordings for review and study. It is recommended that candidates have at least two years experience before beginning this curriculum.

Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Path Components

The AAP candidate will take courses for programs shown in the order below. Each title is a link to additional information about the program.

AAP Exam Key Dates & Fees

Year One

Basic Learning Path: ACH Operations
Offered On-Demand

Level I - ACH Boot Camp
Offered in Q2 & Q3
Four half-day webinars designed to hone basic ACH knowledge. 

Year Two

Register with Nacha for the AAP Exam
Registration must be made directly with Nacha during the year in which the candidate wishes to take the exam.

Level II - ACH Network Certificate
Offered twice, once during Q1 and once during Q2
A seven-week series of webinars plus final review session. Participants will sit for an online exam which is timed, like the national exam they will be taking later. A certificate is earned at the successful completion of the program and can be maintained by taking the annual Rules Update class offered during the first quarter of each year.

Level III - AAP Accreditation Exam Preparation Program
Offered August-September
An eight-week series of webinars reviewing all major concepts covered in each section of the AAP Exam.

Sit for the national exam
This is a link to more details about the AAP exam window and key dates. The exam is typically offered in October.

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