ACH Officer Candidate School

This is a three-day, extensive, hands-on workshop. The dual-purpose program helps advance the expertise of the payments professional with intermediate ACH knowledge and helps to prepare those taking the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Exam.

For the ACH Payments Professional

The coverage of the NACHA Operating Rules and corresponding regulations solidifies the foundation already established by the ACH payments professional. Discussion about ACH formatting and other technical aspects of the ACH Network improve the understanding of ACH payments. Participants will become comfortable supporting ACH applications from a technical and compliance standpoint.

For the AAP Candidate

The in-person format provides the benefit of networking with other payments professionals and AAP candidates. The topics presented cover materials which will be covered in the AAP exam and includes a review. The program builds a close-knit network of peers who work together to study and test each other with the ultimate goal of passing this rigorous AAP exam.

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Curriculum

  • Payments System Overview
  • ACH Products
  • NACHA Operating Rules
  • ACH Exceptions
  • ACH Regulations & Government Payments
  • ACH Technical Specifications & Rules Enforcement

Note: lunch is provided each day

Additional Study Materials for the AAP Candidate

When registering for any of these preparation methods, AAP candidates may add an additional library of study tools. This package includes:

     NACHA Operating Rules and Guidelines, print book
     ACH Compliance Manual
     ACH Audit Checklist
     ACH Product Sales & Marketing Handbook
     ACH Risk Management Handbook
     ACH Standard Entry Class Code Quick Reference Cards
     AAP Flash Cards

A "Plus" version of the package is also available. It includes all of the above materials plus ACHPro, a self-paced CD-based training software which can be used in test or game mode. Choose the sections to play, assess your progress with practice tests. Questions are pulled from a pool so that every game or test is different.

2019 Pricing for ACH Officer Candidate School

WesPay Members  $649 per person  |  Non-Members  $1,298 per person  |  10% Discount for AAPs, APRPs, NCPs (registration only)

Study Publication Package, purchased with registration  $220 Member  |  $440 Non-Member

Study Publication Package with ACHPro, purchased with registration  $260 Member  |  $520 Non-Member