The Payments Institute

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Attending The Payments Institute gives you needed knowledge and skills to succeed in the payments industry. Financial institutions, businesses, government agencies and solution providers all seek employees who have an in-depth understanding of payments and the ACH Network. The Payments Institute provides you with that understanding by way of a university-style, intensive 4-day curriculum. Whether you’re an experienced AAP, new to the industry or working on getting credentialed, The Payments Institute means a sharper skill set and the chance for advancement.

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the payments institute 2018

July 22-25, 2018
Emory University Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

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Schools of Study & Specializations

The Payments Institute offers seven targeted areas of concentration through Schools of Study, Specializations, Lecture Halls and its Master's Program to create your own schedule and choose what classes best fit your needs. Students may select courses from the following:

* Limited seats available. The Master's Program is open to AAPs, APRPs and Alumni who have attended in TPI in the last two years. Advanced enrollment in TPI 2018 and the Master's Program is required. Contact Stephanie Prebish for more information.

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2018 Tuition

Rate Type Tuition
Early Member (valid through May 25, 2018) $2,295
Member $2,495
Nonmember $2,795
AAP*/NACHA Direct Financial Institution Member $2,195

* Only current AAPs in good standing may qualify for this special rate.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests will not be accepted via telephone and must be submitted in writing via email to or fax 703-713-1641. Refunds will be processed for the amount paid minus a $200 processing fee if the request is received on or before May 25, 2018. NO REFUNDS after May 25. Please ensure that you are registered at the proper rate type (i.e., Member/Nonmember, etc.). No refunds for rate adjustments, due to improper selection of registration type, will be made after July 6, 2018.

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Hear from TPI 2018 Board of Regents, faculty and alumni about their experiences and why TPI is the best educational opportunity for payments professionals.

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Who Should Attend


The Payments Institute is intentionally designed to be flexible: courses teach everything from basic industry knowledge to advanced payments principles. Attendance provides you with the necessary information to stay competitive, whether you’re a newly hired marketing manager, a software engineer or a long-time ACH coordinator. Those who should attend include:

  • Managers: Marketing, Operations and Accounts
  • Engineers, Programmers and Technicians
  • Training and Education Professionals
  • Analysts: Financial, Business and Program
  • Consultants and Entrepreneurs
  • Customer Support Professionals
  • Examiners and Auditors 

Whatever your particular job title, The Payments Institute is a must-attend event for anyone working with payments systems. Need to convince your boss? Download a customizable letter located under Related Materials on the right-hand side of this page.

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Emory University Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Hotel accommodations are not included with tuition fees.
Students are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel. NACHA’s special group rate is $164 per room, per night, plus taxes and fees.

Make your reservations by calling 1-800-933-6679 and ask for NACHA’s The Payments Institute group room block. You may also reserve your room online at Hotel reservations must be made by Tuesday, July 2, 2018 and must be guaranteed with a credit card. Cancellations must be made by 5:00 p.m.local hotel time at least one day prior to arrival in order to avoid any penalty fees. Reservations should be made early and availability is not guaranteed.

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Want to champion the education at The Payments Institute? Please contact NACHA Sales for 2018 sponsorship opportunities. 

Click here for more sponsor details!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor!

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