AAP & APRP Recognition Day

Social Event

February 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time

On February 12, 2019, NACHA will partner with the Regional Payments Associations to honor the more than 4,600 Accredited ACH Professionals (AAP) and over 200 Accredited Payments Risk Professionals (APRP) as part of National AAP & APRP Recognition Day. Celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of February, National AAP & APRP Recognition Day highlights the importance of the AAP & APRP accreditations, as well as celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs and APRPs nationwide.  This year, NACHA, the Regional Payments Associations, and more than 1,700 organizations will be celebrating National AAP & APRP Recognition Day in unique ways across the country. 

NACHA welcomes 285 new AAPs and 204 new APRPs!

Ways to Celebrate

NACHA and the RPAs will commemorate National AAP & APRP Recognition Day by flying a U.S. flag over the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.  The flag will then be awarded to one lucky AAP or APRP at the annual AAP & APRP Reception at NACHA's PAYMENTS conference. PAYMENTS 2019 will be held May 5-8, 2019, in Orlando, FL. For more information or to register for PAYMENTS, visit PAYMENTS 2019.

What Can You Do To Celebrate? Here are just a few ideas:

  • Take your credentialed staff to lunch or celebrate with an all-staff lunch.
  • Have your staff sign a “thank you” card to present to your AAPs or APRPs.
  • Send a congratulatory email or letter to your AAPs or APRPs and copy the staff.
  • Buy your team a cake and share it with the rest of the staff.

History of AAP Recognition Day

AAP Recognition Day began in 2006, when four Regional Payments Associations – EPCOR (formerly MPX and Payments Central), SWACHA, UMACHA, and WACHA – instituted the second Tuesday in February as a day to acknowledge AAP-credentialed individuals from member organizations. In 2009, NACHA partnered with the Regional Payments Associations and launched the initiative nationwide.