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. In 2021, there are more than 360 individuals who are now APRPs!

Exam Dates:  August 2, 2021 - August 28, 2021

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.

Click here to Register for the 2021 APRP Webinar Based Prep  Series!

Cost - $650 Members / $1,300 Non-Members

Webinars will be held at 1pm - 2pm CT


So You Think You Want to be an APRP  Click Here to Access the Recording Now!

April 14, 2021

Orientation/Welcome Session

April 21, 2021

Payments Systems

April 28, 2021

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 1

May 5, 2021

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 2

May 12, 2021

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 3

May 19, 2021

Open Q&A Forum

May 26, 2021

Payments Risk Policy & Governance Part 1

June 2, 2021

Payments Risk Policy & Governance Part 2

June 9, 2021

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls

June 16, 2021

Regulatory Environment

June 23, 2021

Physical & Information Security

June 30, 2021

Open Q&A Forum

Suggested APRP Study Publication

(Publication is individually priced)

APRP Flashcards

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 2021 APRP Certificate Exam window is now open. To learn more, click here! 

APRP Continuing Education Guidelines

March 13, 2020: Continuing Education Temporary Waiver (updated Oct. 2020)