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.


In-Person Training

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.

Additional In-Person Training Coming Soon to the Neighboring Islands!

Date & Time

 

In-Person Training Session Title

Click on session titles for more information and to register.
Feb. 19, 2019, 9AM-12PM   ACH Basics
Feb. 19, 2019, 1PM-4PM   Take a Tour of the NACHA Operating Rules
Feb. 20, 2019, 9AM-12PM   2019 ACH Rules Update
Feb. 20, 2019, 1PM-4PM   Advanced ACH Exception Handling & Error Resolution
Feb. 21, 2019, 9AM-3PM   All Things Check
Apr. 22, 2019, 9AM-3PM   ODFI and Third-Party Senders Roles and Responsibilities
Apr. 23, 2019, 9AM-3PM   Cross Channel Fraud, Risk Detection & Mitigation
July 20, 2019, 9AM-3PM   Navigate the ACH Rules, Understand Your ACH Audit & Risk Assessment (Maui)
Aug. 6, 2019, 9AM-3PM   Government Payments and the ACH Network (Honolulu)
Aug. 7, 2019, 9AM-12PM   ACH Policies & Procedures (Honolulu)
Aug. 7, 2019, 1PM-4PM   Regulation Overview (Honolulu)
Aug. 8, 2019, 9AM-3PM   ACH Audit (Honolulu)
Aug. 10, 2019, 9AM-3PM   RDFI Roles & Responsibilities (Hilo)
Nov. 6-7, 2019   2019 Hawaii Payments University (Honolulu)
Nov. 11, 2019, 9AM-12PM   ACH Policies & Procedures (Kauai)
Nov. 11, 2019, 1PM-4PM   ODFI Roles & Responsibilities (Kauai)

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.


Free Registration Coupons

Use your PacPay education coupon 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 Coupon 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

Nov. 6-7, 2019

PacPay, Federal Reserve Bank and PAR/WACHA have held a Payments University for the last three years with attendees from the neighboring islands and Oahu. Speakers have brought their expertise from HI, MN, WI, GA, TN and NC.

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. 

Here is what the 2018 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

Visit the Hawaii Payments University Event Page

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Webinars

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 www.wacha.org 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.

AAP  

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. Click Here to Learn More

     
NCP  

National Check Professional (NCP) Certification

This designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven a certain level of understanding of the current check payments landscape. Click Here to Learn More

     
 APRP  

Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) Certification

New in 2018, 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. Click Here to Learn More

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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.

May 2019

Tue
21
2019
May 21, 2019
6:30-7:00AM

Third-Party Sender Registration: Are You Compliant?

Webinar Hosted by NACHA

Wed
22
2019
May 22, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

Payments Regulations

Webinar, APRP Prep

Wed
29
2019
May 29, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls

Webinar, APRP Prep

June 2019

Wed
5
2019
June 5, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

Physical & Information Security

Webinar, APRP Prep

Thu
20
2019
June 20, 2019
9:00-10:30AM

BSA/OFAC

Webinar

Tue
25
2019
June 25, 2019
9:00-10:30AM

ACH for Frontline Staff

Webinar

July 2019

Thu
11
2019
July 11, 2019
9:00-10:30AM

Regulation E for Debit Card

Webinar

Sat
20
2019
July 20, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM

Navigate the ACH Rules, Understand Your ACH Audit & Risk Assessment

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

Maui

August 2019

Tue
6
2019
August 6, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM

Government Payments and the ACH Network

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

Wed
7
2019
August 7, 2019
9:00AM-12:00PM

ACH Policies and Procedures

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

Wed
7
2019
August 7, 2019
1:00-4:00PM

Regulation Overview

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

Thu
8
2019
August 8, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM

ACH Audit

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

Sat
10
2019
August 10, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM

RDFI Roles & Responsibilities

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

Hawaii First Community Resource Center | Hilo, HI

September 2019

Thu
26
2019
September 26, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

ACH Audit Review - Day 1

Two-Part Webinar Series

October 2019

Thu
3
2019
October 3, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

ACH Audit Review - Day 2

Two-Part Webinar Series

Tue
8
2019
October 8, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

RDFI Exception Handling/Return Processing - Day 1

Two-Part Webinar Series

Tue
15
2019
October 15, 2019
8:00-9:00AM

RDFI Exception Handling/Return Processing - Day 2

Two-Part Webinar Series

Tue
22
2019
October 22, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

RDC Risk Assessments

Webinar

Thu
24
2019
October 24, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

Vendor Management

Webinar

Tue
29
2019
October 29, 2019
8:00-9:30AM

ACH Risk Mitigation

Webinar

November 2019

Wed
6
2019
November 6-7, 2019

2019 Hawaii Payments University

Honolulu, HI

Mon
11
2019
November 11, 2019
9:00AM-12:00PM

ACH Policies & Procedures

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

Gather Credit Union | Lihue, HI

Mon
11
2019
November 11, 2019
1:00-4:00PM

ODFI Roles & Responsibilities

PacPay, Hawaii In-Person Workshop

Gather Credit Union | Lihue, HI

Tue
12
2019
November 12, 2019
9:00-10:00AM

2020 Rules Update

Webinar

December 2019

Thu
12
2019
December 12, 2019
10:00-11:00AM

2020 Rules Update

Webinar