The Accredited Payments Risk Professional Program

New in 2018!

What is the APRP Certification Program?

The Accredited Payments Risk Professional Program (APRP) recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of risk management strategies, concepts and mitigation techniques with the payments ecosystem. 

Who Should Get Accredited?

Any professional in the payments industry can work toward accreditation. If you've worked in payments for years, you'll be adding a highly respected qualification to your dossier; if you're relatively new to the field, you'll give yourself an edge over the competition. At a minimum, it is recommended spending two years working in the payments industry before taking the APRP Exam.

Benefits of Becoming an APRP

An APRP designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven an expert level of understanding of the current cross-channel payments landscape. This sets you apart by:

  • Recognizing your knowledge and comprehension of risk management and mitigation
  • Recognizing you as a leader in your field
  • Strengthening your professional credibility
  • Demonstrating your commitment to payments system integrity
  • Demonstrating your commitment to stay on the leading edge of industry trends and topics of interest
  • Positioning you for professional advancement

What topics are covered in the exam?

The following areas are covered in the APRP Exam:

  • Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management
  • Payment Systems
  • Payments Risk Policy & Governance
  • Payments Risk Management Systems and Controls
  • Physical and Information Security
  • Regulatory Environment

The APRP exam will consist of 100-150 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have four (4) hours to complete the exam. which is administered by PSI. NACHA partners with PSI to use its computer-based testing facilities around the country. Testing centeres are at community colleges, universities, IT centers and aviation centers.​

Registration & Fees

Fees:   $355 Member* | $425 NonMember
Initial Exam Window:  March 5-17, 2018
Registration Window:  Registration opens September 29, 2017
Only the first 250 people to register will be eligible to sit for the exam. 


NACHA's APRP Handbook will be available in November 2017. Those registered for the exam will receive an email from NACHA when it is available for download. WesPay's APRP training opportunities are being developed and will be announced when ready.

Select WesPay staff participated in the development of this new accreditation program. 
Watch for more announcements from WesPay about preparation for the APRP Exam.

NEW Advanced Accreditation Program!

Are you interested?

Register for the 2018 APRP Exam using a convenient fillable form. Be sure to enter the NACHA Member Discount Code which identifies you as a WesPay member. Members can find the code by selecting "HI, name" at the top of this page and choosing the tab "NACHA member Discount Code".

APRP Exam Registration Form