Maintaining Your AAP Accreditation
CE Credit Requirements
Accredited ACH Professionals (AAP) are required to maintain their status by earning sixty (60) Continuing Education (CE) credits within the five-year accreditation period, with no more than twenty (20) credits completed per year.
Fifty (50) minutes of educational activity is equal to one CE credit. Example: For a 90-minute webinar, divide 90 (minutes of webinar) by 50 (minutes per CE credit) to arrive at 1.8 AAP CE credits for that webinar. A half-day workshop (180 minutes) on a qualifying topic would earn 3.6 AAP CE credits.
See Nacha's website for full details on the types of courses and activities that qualify for CE credits.
2020 CE Temporary Waiver
Nacha's AAP Blue Ribbon Panel has approved a temporary waiver of the maximum number of Continuing Education (CE) credits that can be earned via self-study. You can read the memo here. Contact WesPay Member Services, firstname.lastname@example.org of (415) 433-1230, with any questions.
Ways to Earn CE Credit with WesPay
Most WesPay workshops, webinars and webcasts qualify for AAP CE credit. The course catalog can be filtered to display qualifying classes. Each course description provides details on the number of eligible credits.
The following WesPay events also qualify for CE credit.
- Payments & Rules Update - workshops and webinars offered annually in Q1 to review the changes affecting the payments industry. Includes NACHA Operating Rules updates.
- Quarterly Member Update - attend to get the latest payments information and updates
- Payments Symposium Pre-conference Workshop(s) - held in conjunction with WesPay's Payments Symposium
- Payments Symposium - our premier two-day conference, held annually
Submitting CE Credits
Credits must be filed directly with Nacha and may be filed either online or by U.S. mail. Steps are outlined on Nacha's website.
- March 31 2019 - Deadline for filing AAP Continuing Education credits
- April 1-30, 2019 - Late filing of Continuing Education credits (late fee will apply)
Credits earned during a calendar year may only be reported in the reporting period specific to the calendar year. For example: Credits earned in 2018 may only be reported beginning May 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. Under no circumstances is Nacha able to accept credits outside the current reporting period.
Nacha conducts 50 audits per year of AAP renewal credits, so you must retain copies of your supporting documentation for at least three years. Any credits that cannot be substantiated, in the event of an audit, will be disqualified.