Maintaining Your APRP Accreditation

Waiver Extension - AAP & APRP Continuing Education Distance Hours

On October 14, 2020, the AAP Blue Ribbon Panel and the APRP Oversight Panel approved an extension of the waiver of the maximum number of credits earned in the Distance Learning category being raised from 10 to 20 hours per year. This extension, originally granted on March 12, 2020 for credits earned in 2020, will now also apply to credits earned between January 1-December 31, 2021. The pandemic continues to be an unprecedented situation and the Panels took this step in order to allow our AAPs and APRPs to keep up their credits when many are facing travel bans or other restrictions due to the pandemic. The 2021 Continuing Education Guidelines found on the Nacha website will be updated to reflect this change.

CE Credit Requirements

Accredited Payments Risk Professionals (APRP) 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 APRP CE credits for that webinar. A half-day workshop (180 minutes) on a qualifying topic would earn 3.6 APRP CE credits.

Ways to Earn CE Credit with WesPay

Many WesPay workshops, webinars and webcasts qualify for APRP CE credit. The course catalog can be filtered to display qualifying classes. Each course description provides details on the number of eligible credits.

Submitting CE Credits

Credits must be filed directly with Nacha. If you passed the APRP exam in July 2019, you would begin to earn credits in 2020 and report in May, 2021. The APRP has all of 2020 to earn credits.

Continuing Education Filing Fees

    Member:  $100

    Nonmember:  $175

* Fees subject to change