Certification Preparation

AAP Flashcards

Electronic Format

You can now access one of our most popular study aids virtually, making it easier to fit valuable study time into your busy schedule! No need to lug around bulky paper flashcards. Test and refine your knowledge anytime, anywhere you take your mobile device! This self-study tool includes five electronic flashcard "decks," each based on one of the five focus areas of the AAP exam. Choose to study one focus area at a time or all areas together. Enjoy all the features of traditional flashcards such as easily flipping through cards and tracking your progress but with additional functionality that allows you to rate your comfort level with topics and utilize spaced repetition to better reinforce your knowledge. Your electronic flashcard subscription provides you with six months of full access to your study tool from any computer or mobile device.

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682 - AAP Publication Package

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The Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation distinguishes its bearers as members of an elite corps of payments system professionals. To assist you in preparing for the AAP examination, administered once in the fall each year, the following recommended texts are offered:
 

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AAP Flashcards - Electronic Version
ACH Compliance Manual  - ebook via App
ACHPro (Online) - Electronic Version
ACH Quick Reference Cards for Financial Institutions - Electronic Version
ACH Rules Book Online Resource
Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH System - ebook via App

$500 when SFE Members purchase as a package - a savings of $100!



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ACH Guide for Originators – Advanced

Electronic Format

Electronic Publication: Formerly known as the ACH Corporate User Guide, this comprehensive guide aims to empower ACH Originators by offering a nuanced exploration of the ACH Network, unraveling its history, key participants, and operational dynamics. It examines Originator responsibilities, and not only outlines preliminary requirements for establishing a robust ACH program but also provides in-depth insights into fundamental ACH operations. In addition, it addresses implementation concerns surrounding specific ACH payment applications, making it an indispensable resource for organizations navigating the intricacies of electronic payments.

This publication is formatted as a PDF document. Users must have access to Adobe Reader.

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ACH Guide for Originators – Basic

Electronic Format

Electronic Publication: Formerly known as the Corporate User ACH Origination Basics Guide, the purpose of this guide is to offer corporate ACH Originators a high-level understanding of the Nacha Operating Rules and Guidelines, crafted with the corporate end-user in mind. The guide discusses topics such as ACH Network participants, products (including the PPD, CCD, and WEB Standard Entry Class Codes), authorization requirements (including sample authorization forms), returns, Notifications of Change, and more. Upon purchasing this guide, you will also receive a sample letter that can be utilized when providing this resource to your ACH Originators.

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ACH Originator Annual Letter (Sample)

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Specifically crafted for Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs), this letter serves as an annual engagement tool with ACH Originators. It provides instructions on accessing the Nacha Operating Rules online and includes a comprehensive breakdown of the 2024 Federal Reserve Bank holidays. The letter is provided in a Word document format, offering ODFIs the flexibility to seamlessly integrate any additional pertinent information from their ACH origination education program into the letter.

 



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529OL - ACHPro (Online)

ACHPro is a self-paced, computer-based training program developed to increase your knowledge of the ACH. ACHPro has been developed to promote knowledge of the ACH network. This tool can be used to evaluate your level of expertise of the ACH and related payment systems, and to identify those areas that may require additional development. ACHPro was designed to make learning fun. 

User Access opens in early May and closes Friday, December 29th

Registration closes Friday, October 27th

 



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50500 - Image & RDC Guide

Electronic

The purpose of the Image and Remote Deposit Capture Guide is to provide your institution with an overview of Check 21, remote deposit capture, image exchange, ACH check conversion, and to help you gain a better understanding of the best clearing options. Utilize this guide to decide if you should implement a branch capture or image exchange solution and how to offer a remote deposit capture product to your customers. Included is a sample FI/Company RDC Agreement; a sample RDC Risk Management Policy; and two sample RFP's just to name a few.

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27000 - Rules Review Guide for Originating Companies

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This Rules Review Guide is designed to assist an originating company when reviewing its ACH functions and to provide an understanding of the requirements of the Nacha Operating Rules. The guide will help the originating company and its Financial Institution stay in compliance with the Nacha Operating Rules.

This guide contains the following attachments:

  • 7-page ACH Rules Review Guide
  • ACH Originator Review Form
  • Sample Direct Deposit via ACH Authorization (Originator - Consumer Receiver)
  • Sample Direct Payment via ACH Authorization (Originator - Consumer Receiver)
  • Sample Authorization Language and Ineligible Items for ACH Check Conversion
  • Returns, Notifications of Change (NOCs), & Other Codes
  • Glossary of Terms
  • ACH Security Framework Guidance and Checklists

 



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APRP Publication Package

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The Accredited Risk Payments Professional (APRP) designation distinguishes its bearers as members of an elite corps of payments system professionals. To assist you in preparing for the APRP examination, administered once in the fall each year, the following recommended texts are offered:
 

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

ACH Risk Management Handbook - 8th Edition - ebook via App

ACH Compliance Manual  - ebook via App

Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH System - ebook via App

APRP Flashcards - Electronic Version

RiskPro (Online) - Electronic Version

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629OL - RiskPro (Online)

RiskPro is a self-paced, computer-based training program developed to increase your knowledge of payments risk. RiskPro has been developed to promote knowledge of the risk that payments systems pose to the industry. RiskPro was designed to make learning fun.

Why Should You Purchase RiskPro?
Updated annually to reflect the latest changes in the payments landscape and the risks they pose, the program is valuable for payments professionals, risk professionals, and new employees alike. Challenge yourself and test your knowledge using RiskPro's game and scorekeeping features or use it to train others.

RiskPro Challenges your knowledge in two ways: Game Mode & Test Mode

RiskPro Game Mode is a fun, interactive program, which tests your skills in six competency areas:
• Payments Risk
• Fundamentals of Risk Management
• Risk Policy and Governance
• Risk Management and Controls
• Physical and Information Security
• Regulatory Environment

Organized around the game board, you can play the practice game - winning game money and getting coached along the way with feedback to your answers.

In the RiskPro Test Mode timed test, you will complete all the questions and receive a score rating your performance in each category. The test is all multiple-choice, and you will complete a ""blacken the dot"" form as you answer questions, just like in a real standardized test situation.

So whether you are looking to brush up on your payment systems skills or start a foundation that you can build upon, RiskPro is an essential tool for your professional development.

User Access opens in early April and closes Friday, December 29th

Registration closes Friday, September 1st

 



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APRP Flashcards

Electronic Format -

You can now access our APRP flashcards virtually, making it easier to fit valuable study time into your busy schedule! No need to lug around bulky paper flashcards. Test and refine your knowledge anytime, anywhere you take your mobile device! This self-study tool includes six electronic flashcard "decks," each based on one of the six focus areas of the APRP exam. Choose to study one focus area at a time or all areas together. Enjoy all the features of traditional flashcards such as easily flipping through cards and tracking your progress but with additional functionality that allows you to rate your comfort level with topics and utilize spaced repetition to better reinforce your knowledge. Your electronic flashcard subscription provides you with six-months of full access to your study tool from any computer or mobile device.

 

 



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Check/RDC Quick Reference Cards - Electronic

This handy set of cards explores the commonly used adjustment investigation types, duplicate situations, and how the Regulation CC Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Indemnity can help, the account holder's duty to discover and report an unauthorized signature or alteration and key elements of the FFIEC Guidance related to RDC. Ensure your staff always has a need-to-know check and RDC information within fingertip reach and stands ready to handle difficult exception items such as altered, counterfeit, and forged checks. Key topics covered include Check 21 expedited recredit provisions, exception holds, return reason codes, commonly used FRB adjustment information, and RDC risk management tips. 

 

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Check/Image Flashcards (Electronic)

You can now access one of our most popular study aids virtually, making it easier to fit valuable study time into your busy schedule! No need to lug around bulky paper flashcards. Test and refine your knowledge anytime, anywhere you take your mobile device! This self-study tool includes six electronic flashcard "decks," each based on one of the six focus areas of the NCP Exam. Choose to study one focus area at a time or all areas together. Enjoy all the features of traditional flashcards such as easily flipping through cards and tracking your progress but with additional functionality that allows you to rate your comfort level with topics and utilize spaced repetition to better reinforce your knowledge.

 

This electronic flashcard subscription provides you with six months of full access to your study tool from any computer or mobile device.



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CheckPro™ (Online)

Whether studying for the NCPC exam or keeping current with professional development, CheckPro™ is the tool that gets you where you are going. CheckPro™ has been specifically designed to help you master the changing check landscape and related payment systems. Covering 4 essential knowledge areas: Fraud and Risk, Operations, Products and Rules, Laws, and Regulations, CheckPro™ contains all the extra practice and information you need to be a successful Check Professional.

User Access closes Friday, December 29th

Registration closes Friday, April 28th

 



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So You Think You Want To Become An NCP?

On-Demand

Have you thought about becoming a National Check Professional? By attending this session you will understand the value in becoming an NCP. We will show you what the exam consists of and what you need to do to prepare for the upcoming exam. It is not too early to start preparing for the exam which will be given later this spring. Attend this session and kick-start your preparation!



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