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Payments Accreditations

Elevate Your Career

Are you ready to position yourself for professional advancement? Accreditation shows you have superior skills and abilities, a level of commitment to your profession, and that you have invested your valuable time and resources to prove that you are an experienced payments professional.

Curriculum developed by The Clearing House Payments Authority (TCHPA) is designed to offer continuing education credits for Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs), National Check Professionals (NCPs), Accredited Payments Risk Professionals (APRPs) and more (i.e., Certified Treasury Professionals or CTPs). 


Checks still play a significant role in payments so it’s important to know the legal framework, operational and regulatory requirements and responsibilities for compliance. The NCP designation is designed to recognize and build check expertise. Having an NCP on staff promotes the credibility of your team by enhancing knowledge of check operations, regulations, products and services. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Accreditation Owner: ECCHO
  • 2024 NCP exam dates are: April 20-May 11, 2024
  • How to Successfully Become an NCP
  • TCHPA 2024 NCP Exam Prep Webinar Series will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 20, 2024 through March 28, 2024. (Presented by TCHPA)
    Registration with course details will be available mid-December.
  • Maintaining Your NCP Accreditation 

Effectively managing payments risk is crucial for organizations that provide payment services. The APRP credential demonstrates that you, or your employees, have mastered the complexities of risk management for ACH, check, wire, debit, credit and prepaid cards, and emerging and alternative payments..


Designed to recognize payments professionals for their ACH network expertise. TCHPA offers the essential resources, study materials and educational sessions for exam preparation.