Basic Learning Path: Card Fundamentals
Card transactions continue to dominate the payments space. Whether it's Debit, Credit or Prepaid, financial institutions, merchants and processors are tasked with having an understanding of how plastic is moving money. This is especially true as prepaid cards have become the fastest growing payment channel in the U.S. From the basic overview, to Reg. E investigations, chargebacks and EMV, WesPay's Card Payments Certificate is designed to provide you with a solid overview of card payments, the supporting regulations and your roles & responsibilities.
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.
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