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. 20, 2018, 9AM-3PM   Navigating and Tabbing Your ACH Rule Book
Feb. 21, 2018, 9AM-12PM   2018 ACH Rule Changes & Regulation CC Update
Feb. 21, 2018, 1PM-4PM   ACH Expert Workshop – Advanced Exception Handling and Case Studies
Feb. 22, 2018, 9AM-3PM   Check Up On Your Check Knowledge
May 15, 2018, 9AM-3PM   RDFI Roles, Responsibilities and Exception Handling
May 16, 2018, 9AM-3PM   ODFI Roles, Responsibilities and On-boarding New Originators
Aug. 7, 2018, 9AM-3PM   Government Payments Workshop – From Enrollment to Reclamation and Everything In Between
Aug. 8, 2018, 9AM-12PM   File Formating
Aug. 9, 2018, 9AM-3PM   Regulation Review
Nov. 6-7, 2018   2018 Hawaii Payments University

Parking for In-Person Training 

Validated parking for events held at American Savings Bank Training Center at 677 Ala Moana Blvd.

Limited validated parking for events at Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence at the Bankoh Parking Center

  • located on King Street across from downtown Walmart
  • from King Street, the entrance is the first driveway on the right after Bethel Street
  • Validation WILL NOT be provided for parking under the Bank of Hawaii building off of Merchant Street.

Public parking is also 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 Walmart

Limited validated parking for events held at First Hawaiian Center at 999 Bishop Street.


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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Payments University - Hawaii

Hawaii Payments University

PacPay, Federal Reserve Bank and PAR/WACHA have held a Payments University for the last two years with over 44 attendees in 2017 from the neighboring islands and Oahu. There were speakers from 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 2017 attendees had to say:

  • Presenters are very knowledgeable and engaging.
  • The information is very valuable and there are a variety of subjects presented.
  • There is a sufficient amount of time for Q&A.

PacPay will assist with travel expenses from the neighboring islands.

Hawaii Payments University

PacPay is covering one registration for the first 30 financial institutions. Register early to receive one free entry to this event!

PacPay Member, 1-Day Registration   $99
PacPay Member, 2-Day Registration   $190
Additional PacPay Member, 1-Day Registration  

$95

Additional PacPay Member, 2-Day Registration   $185
Non-Member, 1-Day Registration   $145
Non-Member, 2-Day Registration   $235
Register Now 

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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

NACHA has announced a NEW advanced certification program called the Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) Certification. The certification esteems itself to identify those individuals who are competent in risk across payment channels at an enterprise level. In 2018, its pilot year, participation will be limited to 225 participants.

Becoming an APRP will help you to advance both your financial institution as well as your career. Having an APRP employee shows examiners that your Financial Institution is committed to risk management and regulatory compliance. As an APRP, you can rest assured that you will rise above the rest by exemplifying that you are committed to your payments-related profession and helping your employer remediate risk. 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.

February 2018

Tue
20
2018
February 20, 2018
9:00-10:30AM

NCP Study Session 1

Free Webinar, NCP Prep

Tue
20
2018
February 20, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

Navigating and Tabbing Your ACH Rule Book

In-Person Training

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence | 111 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Wed
21
2018
February 21, 2018
6:00-7:30AM

Evaluating and Negotiating Cloud Computing Services Agreements

Free Webinar Hosted by Adams and Reese LLC

Wed
21
2018
February 21, 2018
9:00AM-12:00PM

2018 ACH Rule Changes & Regulation CC Update - Hawaii, 02/21/2018

In-Person Training

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence | 111 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Wed
21
2018
February 21, 2018
1:00-4:00PM

ACH Expert Workshop – Advanced Exception Handling and Case Studies

In-Person Training

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence | 111 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Thu
22
2018
February 22, 2018
8:30-10:00AM

Faster Payments on the Card Network

Webinar Hosted by NACHA

Thu
22
2018
February 22, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

Check Up On Your Check Knowledge

In-Person Training

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence | 111 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Tue
27
2018
February 27, 2018
9:00-10:30AM

Check Image Exchange Processes

Webinar, NCP Prep

March 2018

Tue
6
2018
March 6, 2018
9:00-10:30AM

Check Exceptions, Returns and Adjustments

Webinar, NCP Prep

Tue
13
2018
March 13, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

Check Products

Webinar, NCP Prep

Tue
20
2018
March 20, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

Fraud, Risk and Risk Mitigation – Part 1: Types of Fraud and RDC Risk

Webinar, NCP Prep

Tue
27
2018
March 27, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

NCP Study Session 2

Free Webinar, NCP Prep

April 2018

Tue
17
2018
April 17, 2018

PAR/WACHA's 2018 Electronic Payments Pre-Conference

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel | Milwaukee, WI

Wed
18
2018
April 18-19, 2018

PAR/WACHA's 2018 Electronic Payments Conference

Catch the Waves of Change in Payments

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel | Milwaukee, WI

May 2018

Tue
8
2018
May 8, 2018
8:00-9:00AM

Mastering Stop Payments

Webinar

Tue
15
2018
May 15, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

RDFI Exception Handling/Return Processing - Day 1

Two-Part Webinar Series

Tue
15
2018
May 15, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

RDFI Roles, Responsibilities and Exception Handling

In-Person Training

First Hawaiian Center | 999 Bishop St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Wed
16
2018
May 16, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

ODFI Roles, Responsibilities and On-boarding New Originators

In-Person Training

First Hawaiian Center | 999 Bishop St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Thu
17
2018
May 17, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

RDFI Exception Handling/Return Processing - Day 2

Two-Part Webinar Series

Thu
17
2018
May 17, 2018
8:00AM-4:00PM

PacPay Annual Members Meeting

First Hawaiian Center | 999 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

June 2018

Wed
27
2018
June 27, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

DNEs and Reclamations (early)

Webinar

Wed
27
2018
June 27, 2018
11:00AM-12:30PM

DNEs and Reclamations (late)

Webinar

August 2018

Tue
7
2018
August 7, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

Government Payments Workshop – From Enrollment to Reclamation and Everything In Between

In-Person Training

American Savings Bank Training Center | 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813

Wed
8
2018
August 8, 2018
9:00AM-12:00PM

File Formating

In-Person Training

American Savings Bank Training Center | 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813

Thu
9
2018
August 9, 2018
9:00AM-3:00PM

Regulation Review

In-Person Training

American Savings Bank Training Center | 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813

September 2018

Tue
18
2018
September 18, 2018
6:00-7:00AM

ACH Audit Review - Day 1

Two-Part Webinar Series

Thu
20
2018
September 20, 2018
6:00-7:00AM

ACH Audit Review - Day 2

Two-Part Webinar Series

October 2018

Tue
2
2018
October 2, 2018
8:00-9:00AM

ACH for Your Frontline Staff

Webinar

Tue
9
2018
October 9, 2018
8:00-9:00AM

Regulation E for Frontline Staff

Webinar

Wed
24
2018
October 24, 2018
8:00-9:30AM

Onboarding Your Originators and Setting Exposure Limits

Webinar

November 2018

Tue
6
2018
November 6-7, 2018

2018 Payments University - Hawaii

Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence | Honolulu, Hawaii

Wed
14
2018
November 14, 2018
9:00-10:00AM

2019 Rule Changes & Updates (early)

Webinar

Wed
14
2018
November 14, 2018
12:00-1:00PM

2019 Rule Changes & Updates (late)

Webinar

December 2018

Thu
6
2018
December 6, 2018
6:30-7:30AM

2019 Rule Changes & Updates

Webinar