ACH Network Certificate - Level II (1st Quarter)

Includes a Live Event on 01/21/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)

Payments professionals specializing in the ACH Network require a broad knowledge of all the various aspects of this complex payments system. This industry-level certificate includes 12 live webinars, a review session and a comprehensive exam. The ACH Network Certificate series provides a more thorough explanation of the entire ACH system and provides a strong foundation for any professional who wishes to develop a level of expertise in this area.

John Curtis, AAP, NCP, APRP

SVP, Education & Training

John has over twenty years of experience in payments and has held positions in Treasury Management, Information Systems and Corporate Training and Development. John was Product Manager for Electronic Payments including ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies for fourteen years at Bank of the West. He has served as Chairman of WesPay’s Education Committee and as an Advisor to the WesPay Board of Directors. John served as the Chairman of the Board of Payments Resource One (PRO). He is a member of the American Bankers Association Task Force on Payments Law and has lectured on payments topics including legal issues, emerging technologies, compliance and risk management.

As Senior Vice President of Education and Training, John Curtis oversees the educational offerings for WesPay to ensure members have access to high quality, timely and relevant training that is critical for success in today’s ever changing payments landscape. Before coming to WesPay, John dedicated the previous fourteen years of his career to the payments arena as a Product Manager for Electronic Payments covering ACH, EDI and Emerging Payment Technologies. He holds the AAP, NCP and APRP accreditations.

Jim Petkovits, AAP, NCP, APRP

VP, Education & Training

Jim is Vice President of Education for WesPay and has over eighteen years of payments experience. Jim is responsible for developing and providing education and training to WesPay members through in-person workshops, webinars and in-house training. Prior to joining WesPay, Jim was the ACH Education and Training Manager for NWCHA since 2001, and a Customer Service Manager for Bank of America’s ACH Regional Processing Center in Seattle. Jim holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), National Check Professional (NCP), and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations.

Connie LaChance, AAP, NCP, APRP

VP, Education & Training

Before coming to WesPay, Connie has spent nearly twenty years working in the Credit Union industry. She began her career in accounting and quickly became immersed in ACH payments. For over twelve years, she has been in involved in ACH Operations; with the past eight years managing the ACH department at Ent Credit Union and participating in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Advisory Group. Connie currently holds the AAP, NCP, and APRP designations.

Patty Presta, AAP, NCP

VP, Professional Development Events

Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at WesPay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at NACHA’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several NACHA Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining WesPay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.

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Introduction to ACH (ANC1)
01/21/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
01/21/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes This webinar focuses on the essentials of ACH, including a brief history of the Network and defining the parties of ACH transactions. We will also discuss the transaction flow and settlement process. In addition, we will cover many aspects of exception item processing, including stop payments vs. authorization revoked and unauthorized debits. This is a basic overview of ACH and is intended for individuals new to ACH operations, front line Staff and individuals wanting to learn more about ACH.
ACH Operating Rules (ANC2-Part 1)
01/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
01/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes Many financial institutions are overwhelmed with the NACHA Operating Rules and aren’t sure where to find what they need. Attend this two-part webinar series and walk through them with us. The NACHA Operating Rules are made up of 8 Articles and 10 Appendices, and an abundance of information in the Guidelines section. After this webinar you will have the confidence and tools to find the information you need to navigate the Rules and better understand your obligations as a financial institution.
ACH Operating Rules (ANC3-Part 2)
01/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
01/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes Many financial institutions are overwhelmed with the NACHA Operating Rules and aren’t sure where to find what they need. Attend this two-part webinar series and walk through them with us. The NACHA Operating Rules are made up of 8 Articles and 10 Appendices, and an abundance of information in the Guidelines section. After this webinar you will have the confidence and tools to find the information you need to navigate the Rules and better understand your obligations as a financial institution.
ACH Operations for the RDFI (ANC4)
02/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes RDFIs don’t have the same burdens as ODFIs, however, the wrong mistakes can prove costly and time consuming when not properly handled. This session on RDFI processing provides the groundwork for understanding ACH from the perspective of the Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI). Our experts will cover how ACH entries are received, settled and returned. Emphasis will be placed on covering the obligations of RDFIs.
ACH Operations for the ODFI (ANC5)
02/04/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/04/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes Is your financial institution new to originating ACH transactions? Are you considering implementing ACH Origination in the near future? If either of these apply, this session is for you. WesPay's ACH Origination webinar provides an overview of the many factors you must consider when implementing ACH Origination processes within your organization. We will discuss the warranties and liabilities of becoming an ODFI and risk mitigation tools to protect you from fraud and loss.
ACH Exception Processing (ANC6)
02/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/09/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes ACH Exception Processing can be confusing, and it is important to understand the various processes surrounding ACH Rules. Non-compliance with the rules may lead to rules violations and customer dissatisfaction. This session will cover issues such as Reclamations, Return items and NOCs. We will share tips and ideas other members have used to limit their liability and make their Operations more successful. Let WesPay help increase your knowledge by attending this webinar.
Federal Government Payments (ANC7)
02/11/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/11/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes Understanding the fundamental differences of Federal Government Payments may impact a financial institution’s ACH operations and assist in preventing unnecessary losses. This session covers important topics such as automated enrollment (ENR), paper and paperless enrollments, notifications of change (NOC), death notification entries (DNE), return items and most importantly, reclamations.
Regulation E (ANC8-Part 1)
02/16/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/16/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes This two-part Webinar will discuss the impact of the regulation for the financial industry as it relates to consumer rights. Various aspects of the regulation will be covered, particularly from the standpoint of the automated clearing house. Topics include definitions, coverage, required disclosures, error resolution and more.
Regulation E (ANC9-Part 2)
02/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/18/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes This session continues the discussion on the impact of the regulation for the financial industry as it relates to consumer rights. Various aspects of the regulation will be covered, particularly from the standpoint of the automated clearing house. Topics include definitions, coverage, required disclosures, error resolution and more.
ACH Bits 'n Bytes (ANC10-Part 1)
02/23/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/23/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes Understanding ACH files is not as difficult as you might think, as long as you have the right tools. This two-part series focuses on the intricacies of the ACH Record Formats. We will take you on a comprehensive and detailed review of the field purposes, with discussion on specific field values, commonly experienced problems and tips for optimizing ACH Network participation. This series is highly recommended for anyone sitting for the AAP Exam.
ACH Bits 'n Bytes (ANC11-Part 2)
02/25/2021 at 9:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
02/25/2021 at 9:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
International Payments & IAT (ANC12)
03/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
03/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes The IAT SEC Code paved the way for better international trade and fundamentally changed how International ACH Transactions (IAT) are identified. Under guidance of the BSA Travel Rule, IATs place specific requirements on every participating financial institution. This Webinar covers the background of IAT rules, the roles of the “Gateway” Operators, and address the formatting requirements and issues surrounding regulatory compliance.
ACH Network Final Review (ANC13)
03/04/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
03/04/2021 at 1:00 PM (PST)   |  90 minutes
ACH Network Certificate Exam
125 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  100/125 points to pass
125 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  100/125 points to pass
ACH Network Certificate - Certificate
1.00 ANC credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 ANC credit  |  Certificate available Certificate for Passing the ACH Network Certificate Program and Exam.
WesPay Webinar Evaluation
13 Questions
AAP CE Credits
21.60 AAP credits  |  No certificate available
21.60 AAP credits  |  No certificate available