Payments Education

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 To sign up for Educational Sessions via fax, download and complete the PacPay Session Registration Form
*If you are not a PAR/WACHA member and would like to register for an educational session, you must register by sending this completed form via fax or mail.

PacPay Education Workshops & Events

Network with other Payment Professionals by attending our interactive in-person training sessions. Participate in hands-on exercises and share your experiences to promote a deeper understanding of the topic at hand.

Date & Time


Training Session Title

Click on session titles for more information and to register.
Aug. 4, 2020, 8AM-2PM   Performing Your ACH Audit (Virtual)
Aug. 5, 2020, 8AM-2PM   Regulation Review for the ACH Network (Virtual)
Aug. 6, 2020, 8AM-2PM   File Formats (Virtual)
Aug. 24, 2020, 8AM-2PM   ODFI Roles and Responsibilities (Virtual)
Sep. 21, 2020, 8AM-2PM   Government Payments and ACH (Virtual)
Sep. 24, 2020, 8AM-11AM   ACH Exception Handling (Virtual)
Nov. 2 & 4, 2020   Hawaii Payments University 2020 (Virtual)

Parking for In-Person Training 

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence

Parking validation will not be provided. 

Public parking is available at the locations listed below:

  • 1099 Alakea Street (corner of Alakea and Hotel Streets)
  • China Town Gateway
    • Turn left at the corner of South King Street and Bethel Street
    • Entrance on the left, off of Bethel, across the street from downtown
  • Harbor Court
    • 847 Bethel Street (before Merchant Street)
    • off of Nimitz entrance on Bethel Street before Merchant Street

First Hawaiian Center at 999 Bishop Street

Limited validated parking for events held here.

American Savings Bank Training Center at 677 Ala Moana Blvd

Validated parking will be available for events held here.

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Educational Package Plans

Educational Package Plans offer the convenience and cost savings of making a one-time payment for an entire calendar year of training.  Think of them as educational season tickets!  Any staff member(s), from any department within your organization, may attend Macha training as defined in the plan purchased.  Educational Package Plans are a members-only benefit!

Our new Educational Package Plans now cover most* of our training, including:

  • In-person workshops
  • Webinars
  • Payments University

* Exclusions include our annual conference, on-demand training from our library, and accreditation/certification programs.

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Free Registration Codes

Use your PacPay education code to receive FREE registration towards a one-half day or full day In-Person Training or Webinar, or receive a $100 discount off registration towards a two-day In-Person Training.

As a benefit of your PacPay and PAR/WACHA memberships, use your PacPay Education Code towards a Training Subscription AND PAR/WACHA will match the value! For this special offer only, if you use your PacPay Education Coupon Code towards a training session, PAR/WACHA will match the coupon to $199 - the price of a training session.

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Hawaii Payments University

2020 Hawaii Payments University Banner PacPay site

Nov. 2 & 4, 2020
Virtual Event

PacPay, Federal Reserve Bank and PAR/WACHA have held a Payments University for the last four years with attendees from the neighboring islands and Oahu. Speakers have brought their expertise from around the U.S.

Payments University is an intense, collegiate-style learning environment structured to provide holistic, concentrated payments education. Whether you are new to the payments industry or desire a higher-understanding of payments, the multi-track agenda provides targeted education through fundamental and advanced courses. General Sessions are attended by all participants, then everyone can choose which sessions to attend based on desired topics. 

Download the Brochure
Hawaii Payments University Agenda

Here is what Payments University attendees had to say:

  • Very, very informative!
  • The enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge by the presenters!
  • Love the fact that topics included current and future subjects of interests. 

Who Should Attend: Suitable for ACH Operations, AAP Candidates and those needing AAP credits

AAP & CTP Credits May Apply to Each Session

Register on the Event Page

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Our webinars are interactive, allow time for live questions, and often include real case studies. They are an economical way to train multiple staff members at one time, with no need for travel.

See the calendar below to view all available webinar training.

Click here to visit to see all courses and events available through PAR/WACHA.

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Payments Professionals Certifications

Gain a competitive advantage and impress your examiners by having accredited payment professionals on staff. PAR/WACHA's in-depth preparation programs are recognized among the best in the country! 

 Here is a list of your colleagues who are certified AAPs and NCPs. Certifications set payments professionals apart for their expertise. Read more on how you can become an AAP, NCP or APRP below.



Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Certification

AAPs are an elite group of highly-skilled professionals who are recognized for their electronic payments expertise and who have a strong competitive edge in functioning as effective partners in the business and financial arenas. The AAP accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in ACH excellence.

AAPs bring a wide range of experience and a critical knowledge base that is a valuable asset to any organization and Regulators seek out AAP’s during exams.

The AAP exam opens every October. To optimize your study plan, you can sign up for the PacPay AAP Test Prep Package, which includes classes, the Nacha Rules, and many study materials!

Earn Your AAP, Click Here!


National Check Professional (NCP) Certification

This designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven a certain level of understanding of the current check payments landscape.

Earn Your NCP, Click Here!


Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) Certification

The APRP certification shows a high level of commitment to risk management and regulatory compliance. PAR/WACHA has created a comprehensive APRP Prep Series to prepare you for everything you need to know about risk. Exams open in July for this new certification.

Earn Your APRP, Click Here!


NEW ACH Certificate

Expand your knowledge of electronic payments, demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and maintain a competitive edge in the industry with this new certificate. This is a great way to take steps toward your AAP accreditation!

Earn Your ACH Certificate, Click Here!

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Publications: Resources and Support Materials for Your Payments Profession

PAR/WACHA offers a wide selection of printed and electronic publications designed to assist you in the development of your electronic payment programs and procedures. These publications were developed with your needs in mind and are available at economical rates. Click Here to Visit the Online Store

Available in the Online Store:

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Payments Education Schedule

 To sign up for Educational Sessions via fax, download and complete the PacPay Session Registration Form
*If you are not a PAR/WACHA member and would like to register for an educational session, you must register by sending this completed form via fax or mail.

October 2020

October 27, 2020

Getting to Know The Green Book - An Overview


October 29, 2020

What's that App?


November 2020

November 2, 2020

2020 Hawaii Payments University: Virtual Edition, Day 1

Nov. 2 & 4, 2020 | Virtual Event

November 4, 2020

2020 Hawaii Payments University: Virtual Edition, Day 2

Nov. 2 & 4, 2020 | Virtual Event

November 4, 2020

PacPay Annual Members Meeting

Virtual Event

November 17, 2020

2021 Rules Update


December 2020

December 10, 2020

2021 Rules Update