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 2022, there are more than 500 individuals who are now APRPs!

Exam Dates:  August 7, 2023 - September 2, 2023

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.

2023 Accreditation Information

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 2023 APRP Preparation Series!

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

Webinars will be held at 1pm - 2:30pm CT


So You Think You Want to be an APRP

April 12, 2023

Orientation/Welcome Session

April 19, 2023

Payments Systems

April 26, 2023


May 3, 2023

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 1

May 10, 2023

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 2

May 17, 2023

Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management Part 3

May 24, 2023

Open Q&A Forum

May 31, 2023

Payments Risk Policy & Governance, Part 1

June 7, 2023

Payments Risk Policy & Governance, Part 2

June 14, 2023

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls

June 21, 2023

Physical & Information Security

June 28, 2023

Open Q&A Forum

Suggested APRP Study Publication

(Publication is individually priced)

APRP Flashcards
RiskPro (Online)

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 2023 APRP Certificate Exam window is now open. To learn more, click here! 

APRP Continuing Education Guidelines