This year, my bank has decided to provide me with a pretty big opportunity to further my career. They have decided to send me to become an Accredited ACH Professional or an AAP.
What is an AAP? If you ask the NACHA, the organization that manages, regulates, and governs the ACH Network, an AAP is:
an individual who has a comprehensive knowledge of all areas of ACH, a deep understanding of and experience in one or more specific ACH subjects, and a broad knowledge of concepts that relate to the payments system as a whole.
In other words, in the electronic banking world, an AAP is a pretty big deal. So, as an Electronic Banking Specialist, it is a big career move.
The path to my AAP certification will take me through countless hours of studying, conferences, webinars, reading of some giant rule books, and end at a test in October. For me, it is exciting, nerve wracking, and a bit overwhelming all at once.