SHAZAM Payments Association

Offering resources, training and answers for our members

SHAZAM is one of 10 payments associations under SHAZAM Payments Association logothe Nacha umbrella and a sponsor of the Center for Payments which is a program working to advance the U.S. payment systems through market intelligence and thought leadership. 

The SHAZAM Payments Association is your resource for everything ACH. This includes a knowledgeable helpline for all your questions, comprehensive training, publications, information on emerging electronic payment technologies, access to ACH Audit services and a voice in the evolution of the payments system. 

Publications and Order Form 

SHAZAM offers a wide selection of printed and electronic publications to support your electronic payment programs and processes. Our guides, forms and other resources were developed with your needs in mind and are available at affordable rates. To see a list of available publications and to place your order, download our Publications List and Order Form, fill out the information in the document and return the completed form to


ACH Payments Education 

Our SHAZAM ACH experts offer training throughout the year to provide ACH education for your staff. For more information about the Payments Association, membership and learning opportunities, contact us

ACH Exam Services 

All participating financial institutions are required to conduct an annual audit of compliance with the Nacha Operating Rules, or to submit proof that an ACH exam has been conducted on their behalf.  As one of only 10 accredited ACH payments associations in the U.S., SHAZAM is uniquely qualified to review your ACH policies and procedures. Our Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) will evaluate your ACH operations and ensure compliance with the Nacha Rules.

For more information about our ACH Exam Services, provide your contact information here and indicate you’re interested in “SHAZAM Secure.”

Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) Certification 

Becoming an AAP enhances your ability to support your customers and increases your value to the organization you work for. It’s also a great way to invest in your own professional development and hone your skills for personal enrichment and career growth. AAP accreditation establishes an individual’s credibility, professional competency, and expertise within the payments industry.

Organizations with credentialed staff serve as industry leaders and the go-to subject matter experts in their organizations regarding changes to the Nacha Operating Rules and industry regulations. Organizations with credentialed staff also experience operational efficiencies, enhanced risk management oversight, improved regulatory compliance, and increased customer service and satisfaction.   

Click here for more information about becoming an AAP.

Benefits of SHAZAM Payments Association Membership

  • ACH education and training
  • ACH publications and forms
  • One complimentary Nacha Rule Book annually
  • Support for upcoming Nacha Rule changes
  • ACH helpline
  • Timely communication of industry information
  • ACH exam services
  • A voice in the evolving payment system 

For more information about becoming a member, provide your contact information here and indicate you’re interested in “SHAZAM Payments Association.”

About Nacha
Nacha manages the development, administration and governance of the ACH Network, which is the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data. Nacha brings together payments system stakeholders to enable innovation that strengthens the industry with creative solutions. The Nacha Direct Member mark signifies that through their individual direct memberships in Nacha, Payments Associations are specially recognized and licensed providers of ACH education, publications and advocacy.