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Event Registration - AAP Prep Webinar Series 2018

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Start Date:
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
End Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time
Description:Join us for an interactive series of webinars designed to both inform and engage as you prepare for the AAP exam! Coursework and reading assignments encourage registrants to contribute both to their own learning and to the learning of other registrants.

Weekly discussions via the ePayResources Connections web portal will stimulate dialogue and facilitate interaction among class participants. Pop quizzes of ten or more multiple-choice questions follow sessions two through seven to help you review course material.

NOTE - NACHA Certification Test cost not included in AAP Power Package pricing.

Following session nine, there is a timed, multiple choice exam with 120 questions designed to have the hallmarks of the computer-based AAP Exam.
Event TimeSeries Schedule: All Sessions
12:00pm - 2:00pm MT
1:00pm - 3:00pm CT
2:00pm - 4:00pm ET
CostMember: $995 Non-Member: $1,495
Education Club: 8 Points
CEUp to 19.2 AAP Credits
Learning LevelAll Levels
AudienceACH Operations, Payroll Managers, Treasury Professionals, Corporate Cash Managers, Software Vendors, Government Finance, Corporate & Federal Accts Payable, Commercial Lenders, Compliance Staff, Third-Party Service Providers, Auditors
Cancellation PolicyCancellations received less than five (5) banking days prior to the seminar date are not refundable. Cancellations received more than five (5) banking days must be received in writing. Substitutions are allowed.
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Introduction: Beginning AAP Exam Preparation

Goal: Informing webinar series registrants that AAP's should be familiar with, and abide by, all AAP Program Policies. These program policies include information on testing categories, as well as continuing education requirements. The AAP Program Policies can be found online at https://www.nacha.org/content /app-program-policies.
This session shares information about the resources and tools ePayResources provides as part of the preparation series. During this session we state our expectations for the teach-back slides; Connections community participation; practice tests and quizzes; and syllabus objectives.


General Payments Overview, Comparative Payment Systems

Goal: To understand the history and structure of the ACH Network and to learn to distinguish between other payments systems and governance. Mastery of this test category requires a candidate to draw comparisons between ACH, Card, Check, and Wire; to know rules, regulations, and statutes of each payment type; recite payment channel participants and draw comparisons between the payment channels.


Products & Marketing

Goal: To understand the products available in the ACH Network, examples include Standard Entry Class Codes; Direct Deposit; and Same Day ACH. There are 23 Standard Entry Class Codes defined for use in the ACH Network. AAP candidates should be able to recite them.


Rules & Regulations part 1

Goal: To be well versed in the rules and regulations that govern the origination and receipt of ACH payments, and to know where to source and verify rule requirements governing various aspects of ACH processing.
Part 1 covers Articles 1, 2, 7, and 8, as well as portions of the Guidelines that speaks to these Rules articles.


Rules & Regulations part 2

Image Exchange in the Private Sector Goal: To be very knowledgeable in the rules and regulations that govern the origination and receipt of ACH payments and to know where to source and verify rule requirements governing various aspects of ACH processing.
Part 2 covers Articles 3, 4, 5, and 6, as well as portions of the Guidelines that speak to these four articles.


Rules & Regulations part 3

Goal: To be very knowledgeable in the rules and regulations that govern the origination and receipt of ACH payments and to know where to source and verify rule requirements governing various aspects of ACH processing.
Part 3 covers OCC Bulletins; The Green Book and Title 31 Code of Federal Reclamations Part 210; Uniform Commercial Code Article 4 and 4A; Regulation E; Regulation D; Regulation CC; Operating Circulars; and OFAC.


Technical Standards & Formats / Risk Management

Goals: To understand the basic building blocks of the ACH File structure; specifications for data acceptance by ACH Operators; minimum description standards; Return Entries and Return Reason Codes; Notification of Change Entries and Notification of Change Coders; Acknowledgement Entries; Rules compliance audit requirements; compensation Rules; arbitration procedures; and Rules enforcement procedures. The technical specifications include all eleven appendices.
To understand and recognize the types of risk inherent to the ACH payments system and mitigation techniques.


Operational Process & Flow

Goal: To put into practice the knowledge gained from the other five AAP test categories This session will concentrate on applications of the Rules and other ACH Network governance; technical specifications; exception handling; and risk mitigation. AAP candidates should come to this session prepared to demonstrate their knowledge.


Webinar Review & Testing Information

Goal: Stump the instructors! This session is the last opportunity for AAP candidates to ask questions of the instructors live. Bring your questions.
We will discuss the topics that the previous sessions revealed as difficult subjects. Story problems will be shared along with tips to help solve them.
During this session we share information about the PSI testing centers and what to expect on the day of your test.

Registration for this series includes:

• One dial-in connection to each session

• One set of course materials and study plans via ePayResources Connections

• One access to the AAP Prep / Review Series Study Group via ePayResources Connections

• One access to the Question of the Day emailed directly to the registrant each Banking Day beginning the day of the first session

• One access to the online quizzes and practice exams

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