APRP (Accredited Payments Risk Professional Certification)

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The APRP (Accredited Payments Risk Professional) Certification esteems itself to identify those individuals who are competent in risk across payment channels at an enterprise level. There are more than 800 individuals who are now APRPs!

Exam Dates:  August 5, 2024 - August 31, 2024

The exam will cover the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management - 27%
  • Payment Systems - 16%
  • Payments Risk Policy & Governance - 10%
  • Payments Risk Management Systems and Controls - 22%
  • Physical and Information Security - 13%
  • Regulatory Environment - 12%

APRP Certification Propels Your Business & Career Forward

Becoming an APRP will help you to advance both your financial institution as well as your career. Having an APRP employee shows examiners that your Financial Institution is committed to risk management and regulatory compliance. As an APRP, you can rest assured that you will rise above the rest by exemplifying that you are committed to your payments-related profession and helping your employer remediate risk.

APRP Prep Series

Register for the comprehensive APRP Prep Series which covers the details one needs to know for the APRP Certification Exam and learn all about payments risk. Our 2024 APRP Preparation Package provides the APRP Publication Package (listed below) and 12 weekly webinars! Of course, an Accredited Payments Risk Professional from the SFE team is available for email and telephone support. All webinars are recorded and available anytime after the dates below. 

This program is excellent for those aspiring to be an APRP, but you do not have to be registered for the current APRP exam to enroll in the APRP Prep Series 

Click Here to Register for 2024 APRP Preparation Series

Cost - $1,295 Members / $2,590 Non-Members

Webinars will be held at 1pm - 2:30pm CT


So You Think You Want to be an APRP

April 3, 2024

Orientation/Welcome Session

April 10, 2024

Payments Systems

April 17, 2024

Regulations, Part 1

April 24, 2024

Regulations, Part 2

May 1, 2024

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 1

May 8, 2024

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 2

May 15, 2024

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 3

May 22, 2024

Payments Risk Policy and Governance, Part 1

May 29, 2024

Payments Risk Policy and Governance, Part 2

June  5, 2024

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls, Part 1

June 12, 2024

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls, Part 2

June 26, 2024

Physical & Information Security

APRP Publication Package (included with the APRP Prep Series)

2024 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines Online Resource (web-based)

ACH Risk Management Handbook - 8th Edition

ACH Compliance Manual - 11th Edition

Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH System (4th Edition)

APRP Flashcards
RiskPro (Online)

Enhancements are being made to the APRP study guide (provided when you register for the APRP Exam) and other reference materials to help prepare for the exam.

Registration for the 2024 APRP Certificate Exam window is now open. To learn more, click here! 

APRP Continuing Education Guidelines