Filing AAP Continuing Education Credits
Now that you are an AAP, it is important to maintain your credential with continuing education. Below is information on how to maintain your AAP designation, including earning and filing continuing education credits (CEC).
When to File Continuing Education Credits
The AAP Accreditation is good for five years. In that five year period accredited professionals must earn 60 CECs, with no more than 20 credits earned per year. AAPs file CECs in the spring of the year after the credits are earned. Credits earned during a calendar year may only be reported in the reporting period specific to the calendar year. For example, credits earned in 2019 may only be reported during the regular filing period, but will be accepted during the late filing period (fee applies). See below:
NACHA is unable to accept credits outside the current reporting period. If you have not met CEC requirements in the fourth or fifth year of your AAP accreditation, then you can retake the AAP exam.
Please refer to the Continuing Education Guidelines document for guidance on what educational activities are eligible for AAP CECs.
Please note: NACHA conducts 50 audits per year of AAP renewal credits. You must retain copies of your supporting documentation for at least three years. In the event of an audit, any credits that cannot be substantiated will be disqualified.
Ways to Earn CECs
There are many types of educational activities that count toward accreditation renewal. Below are a few examples:
March 31, 2020 - Deadline for filing
April 1-30, 2020 - Late filing (fee applies)
Member: $100/Reporting Year 2019 | Nonmember: $175/Reporting Year 2019
Late Filing Fee – Additional $50 (April 1 – April 30)