Who are Accredited ACH Professionals?

Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) are a talented group of payments professionals, nationally renowned for their knowledge in electronic payments within the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network.  AAPs display expert proficiency in ACH operations, the interpretation of the NACHA Operating Rules and Guidelines, the sale of ACH products and services, and more.  The AAP designation is much more than a title; It identifies individuals with a high level of passion for their careers within the payments industry.

Become an AAP

AAPs must pass the Accredited ACH Professional Exam administered by NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association. The exam is offered annually during a three-week test window in October (10/8 - 10/27, 2018). Administered electronically at various test locations across the country, the exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions. For more information, visit www.nacha.org.

MACHA's ACH training is the perfect place to start.  In addition to an excellent curriculum of ACH workshops and webinars throughout the year, we also offer two different exam preparation training options!

MACHA's AAP Class of 2017

Carmen Andresen, AAP - County Bank Delaware
Elisabeth Freeman, AAP - Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Steven Johnson, AAP - Navy Federal Credit Union
Eric Jones, AAP - M&T Bank
Kevin Mason, AAP - Sandy Spring Bank
Chauntrice Price-Bethea - U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Why it's Worth It

  • AAPs have a critical knowledge base that is valuable to any organization.
  • Having an AAP on staff enables organizations with the expertise needed to plan payments strategies and manage payments services, an essential role in day-to-day operations.
  • AAPs can help organizations mitigate loss, risk and fraud and increase operational processes.

As an AAP, you will be recognized throughout the payments industry as a subject-matter expert, as the "go-to" payments professional within your organization and as an individual who has gone the extra mile to become an expert in the field.