APRP Risk Certification Training

Attention risk professionals looking for a valuable certification within the payments industry? PaymentsFirst is offering you an opportunity to take part in the 2021 APRP Training program, with our team of certified payments expert risk professionals ready to support, encourage and provide necessary steps on how you too can succeed and achieve your APRP Certification.  


Looking for additional information about the APRP Certification?  Do you have questions about whether this certification is right for you? Do you need information to provide to take back to your supervisor?

Coming March 2021, our "So You Want To Be an APRP" * information webinar.


 *Continuing credits are not available for the webinar

Training Opportunities

2021 APRP Exam Preparation Series

The APRP Exam Preparation Series consists of ten webinars and two Q&A sessions designed to prepare individuals for the 2021 Accredited Payments Risk Professional Exam.  A set of APRP Flashcards is also included in the Exam Preparation Series.

The 2021 Exam Window will be August 2-28, 2021.

Need more info, be on the lookout for our APRP information webinar in March.

Contact us at education@paymentsfirst.org for individual webinar purchase


Exam Preparation Series Schedule

Webinars will be held at 2pm - 3pm ET / 1pm - 2pm CT

Orientation / Welcome Session


Payment Systems


Risk Fundamentals - Part 1


Risk Fundamentals - Part 2


Risk Fundamentals - Part 3


Open Q&A Session


Payments Risk Policy, and Governance - Part 1


Payments Risk Policy, and Governance - Part 2


Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls


Regulatory Environment


Physical and Information Security


Open Q&A Session



Pricing: $795 Member / $1,590 Non-Member

Click here to register for the APRP Webinar Series. 

2021 Exam Information

The APRP exam will consist of 120 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have three (3) hours to complete the exam. The exam is administered at computer based testing facilities. 

The exam will cover the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of Payments Risk Management 
  • Payment Systems 
  • Payments Risk Policy & Governance 
  • Payments Risk Management Systems and Controls 
  • Physical and Information Security 
  • Regulatory Environment 

Test Window: Monday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

Registration Start Date: Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 - Friday, June 25, 2021
Member: $525
Nonmember: $650

Late Registration Period: Saturday, June 26 - Friday, July 29, 2021
Member: $575
Nonmember: $700

Deferral End Date*: Friday, July 9, 2021
Member: $125
Nonmember: $125

Late Deferral Period*: Saturday, July 10 - Thursday, July 29, 2021
Member: $150
Nonmember: $150

Substitution End Date*: Thursday July 29, 2021
Member: $90
Nonmember: $90

Cancellation End Date*: Monday, June 28, 2021
Member: $60
Nonmember: $60

* A written request is required for deferrals and cancellations.  Absolutely no registrations, deferrals, or substitutions will be processed after the deadline.


Register Now! 

Continuing Education Guidelines

APRP Continuing Education Guidelines

Continuing Education Credit Temporary Waiver - Effective March 13, 2020

In response to recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the COVID-19 virus, the AAP Blue Ribbon Panel and the APRP Oversight Panel approved a temporary waiver of the maximum number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) that can be earned via self-study. The AAP and APRP Continuing Education Guidelines currently allow for a maximum of 10 hours per year earned via self-study.

You are still required to fulfill your 60 hour CEC requirement during your certification period, but this temporary waiver allows you to obtain all of the maximum 20 hours earned in calendar year 2020, and now also applies to credits earned between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021.

When filing your credits online or by form during the wavier period, all Self-Study (aka Web Based Learning System) programs should be categorized as In Person Conf., Seminar, Webinar (aka Prof Trng) to ensure you obtain the maximum 20 credits allowed in this category.

As a reminder, this policy pertains only to credits earned between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020, and Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. If you are eligible to file 2020 CECs, but have not done so, please note the deadline to file is March 31, 2021. Late filings will be accepted April 1-April 30 for an additional $50.