About the AAP Preparatory Training

The Accredited Automated clearing house Professional (AAP) is awarded by NACHA, or the National Automated Clearinghouse Association, to recognize electronic banking payments professionals who have satisfied a comprehensive exam in October. 

The AAP designation is recognized nationwide as an indicator of a person who has satisfied the industry requirements in payments compliance, regulatory standards, and industry case studies.

While not affiliated with NACHA or its Regional Payments Associations (RPA), this BankersHub training will provide any professional seeking to take the annual AAP a complete review and foundational training into the many complex areas covered by the AAP exam. Students also have the opportunity to retake any sections they feel the need to review again and there is no deadline or arbitrary date by which registrants must complete the course...it's set up to be a true self-study.

Students taking the BankersHub AAP Preparatory Training program still must register for the exam with NACHA. Open registration for the October 2022 exam starts Monday, December 20, 2021 and continues until October 1, 2022.

Now is the time to sign up for the BankersHub AAP Preparatory Training program and begin your path to getting your highly coveted AAP designation!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Basics of ACH Network and Rules Surrounding the Process
    • Video Lesson- Basics of ACH Network and Rules Surrounding the Process
    • Handout - Basics of ACH Network and Rules Surrounding the Process
    • Quiz - Basics of ACH Network and Rules Surrounding the Process
  • 2
    ACH File Formats and Technical Specifications
    • Video Lesson- ACH File Formats and Technical Specifications
    • Handout - ACH File Formats and Technical Specifications
    • Quiz - ACH File Formats and Technical Specifications
  • 3
    ACH Origination and ODFI Obligations
    • Video Lesson - ACH Origination and ODFI Obligations
    • Handout - ACH Origination and ODFI Obligations
    • Quiz - ACH Origination and ODFI Obligations
  • 4
    ACH Processes, Prenotes, NOCs, Reversals, Re-initiations and Commercial Reclamations
    • Video Lesson - ACH Processes, Prenotes, NOCs, Reversals, Re-initiations, and Commercial Reclamations
    • Handout - ACH Processes, Prenotes, NOCs, Reversals, Re-initiations and Commercial Reclamations
    • Quiz - ACH Processes, Prenotes, NOCs, Reversals, Re-initiations and Commercial Reclamations
  • 5
    ACH Returns and RDFI Responsbilities
    • Video Lesson- ACH Returns and RDFI Responsibilities
    • Handout - ACH Returns and RDFI Responsibilities
    • Quiz - ACH Returns and RDFI Responsibilities
  • 6
    ACH Risk Assessment and Management
    • Video Lesson- ACH Risk Assessment and Management
    • Handout - ACH Risk Assessment and Management
    • Quiz - ACH Risk Assessment and Management
  • 7
    Compensation, Arbitration & Rules Enforcement
    • Video Lesson- Compensation, Arbitration, and Rules Enforcement
    • Handout - Compensation, Arbitrations & Rules Enforcement
    • Quiz - Compensation, Arbitrations & Rules Enforcement
  • 8
    New NACHA Operating Rules and NACHA Obligations
    • Video Lesson- New NACHA Operating Rules and NACHA Obligations
    • Handout - New NACHA Operating Rules and NACHA Obligations
    • Quiz - New NACHA Operating Rules and NACHA Obligations
  • 9
    General Payments System and Marketing
    • Video Lesson- General Payments Systems and Marketing
    • Handout - General Payments System and Marketing
    • Quiz - General Payments System and Marketing
  • 10
    Regulations and the ACH Network
    • Video Lesson- Regulations and the ACH Network
    • Handout - Regulations and the ACH Network
    • Quiz - Regulations and the ACH Network
  • 11
    Standard Entry Class (SEC) Codes and Compliance Details
    • Video Lesson- Standard Entry Class (SEC) Codes and Compliance Details
    • Handout - Standard Entry Class (SEC) Codes and Compliance Details
    • Quiz - Standard Entry Class (SEC) Codes and Compliance Details
  • 12
    Third Party Sender, ACH Operator and International ACH Entries
    • Video Lesson- Third Party Sender, ACH Operations and International ACH Entries
    • Handout - Third Party Sender, ACH Operator and International ACH Entries
    • Quiz - Third Party Sender, ACH Operator and International ACH Entries