Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) issued on Tuesday a congressional proclamation recognizing National Accredited ACH Professional Recognition Day to be celebrated annually on the second Tuesday in February.
National AAP Recognition Day celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs across the nation. Connolly commended the more than 4,000 ACH professionals who “help safeguard the quality of the ACH Network and the billions of transactions that flow through it.”
In order to be awarded the credential, ACH professionals must pass a comprehensive exam administered by NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association—that tests knowledge on a multitude of subjects, including the NACHA Operating Rules, ACH network and other payment networks, ACH operational and technical requirements, payments-related regulations and risk management.
“NACHA applauds Congressman Connolly for recognizing February 11, 2014, as National AAP Recognition Day,” NACHA President and CEO Janet O. Estep said. “AAPs are recognized ACH payments experts, continually working to maintain confidence in ACH payments and the safety, reliability and quality of the ACH Network. Congressman Connolly’s action today underscores the significance of the AAP credential and the value AAPs provide to the greater payments community.”
Each year, in recognition of the day, NACHA partners with regional payments associations to recognize AAPs across the country. AAPs will be recognized at the annual AAP reception during the 2014 PAYMENTS Conference from April 6-9 in Florida.