The AAP Prep Program


Becoming an Industry Leader

Accredited ACH Professionals (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. 

Exam Dates: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 – Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

As an AAP you will:

AAPs (Accredited ACH Professionals) are recognized as experts on ACH-related issues.  As an AAP you’ll become a leader in your field while increasing your value to your organization. It’s a win/win situation.  However, before you embark on the journey, a certain amount of preparation is required.  

It is recommended that you have at least two years of payments-related experience before you attempt to take the AAP exam. 

In addition, you’ll want to prepare for the exam by attending classes offered by WACHA that provide the information you’ll need to pass the exam, as well as purchasing the necessary study materials. 

The AAP Offer

WACHA offers a special incentive package to individuals who want to take the AAP exam in October. You will need certain publications for reference and study, as well as training sessions (see the “AAP Recommended Publications” and “Recommended AAP Training Sessions”) which cover information necessary to pass the AAP exam. Wouldn’t it also be helpful to have a study guide that told you what to expect and how to prepare for the exam?  WACHA has developed the AAP Study Kit which provides useful tips, sample tests and quizzes– delivered electronically. 

And if that wasn't enough - We offer a Money-Back Guarantee!

We’re so confident that we’ve put together a great package that we’re willing to guarantee your success!  If you take all the recommended AAP training sessions in person and purchase the offer below, and you DO NOT PASS THE EXAM, we’ll reimburse you for the $495 AAP test registration fee! 


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NACHA AAP Program Testimonials

“The knowledge of our Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) is invaluable. We have changed several policies and updated many agreements since our first AAP came onboard 10 years ago.”

“Our Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) have helped identify and explain risks others in the bank didn’t know even existed.”

“With the growing number of rules changes in the ACH Network that affect all financial institutions, having an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) on staff is invaluable.”

“By having an AAP on staff, we have been able to streamline processes to ensure compliance with payment systems requirements.”

“As AAPs, we have a thorough understanding of the rules and regulatory requirements to help us avoid fines. We have even been able to put processes in place to help us avoid account takeover, etc.”

“Having AAPs on staff is an important way that financial institutions can demonstrate their commitment to rules and regulatory compliance, sound risk management and operations practices to regulators and examiners, other financial institutions and their business clients.”