Throughout the year we offer special education events that include topical symposiums and our Payments University, these events help you to earn continuing education credits in a one to two-day time frame and enlist subject matter experts in the areas of focus that are being presented.


TPI LogoWhat is The Payments Institute?

The Payments Institute (TPI) is an intensive curriculum aimed at helping you achieve a higher understanding of the payments system. The Payments Institute is not a conference, rather it is a university-­style program focused on continuing education for industry professionals, providing targeted education on the payments industry’s most
important topics.

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From your newest hire to your longest-tenured employee, this two-day event has something for everyone. Designed with a basic and advanced track, participants of all levels will be able to learn about returns, regulations, file formats and the various obligations your institution has with payment systems. Mark your calendar to ensure you do not miss this informative two-day event.

May 21st and 22nd 2019 - Fargo, North Dakota

June 17th and 18th, 2019 - Great Wolf Lodge, Bloomington, Minnesota

 *Times, topics and credits are subject to change 






From time to time, the Upper Midwest Automated Clearing House Association (UMACHA) will take candid and group photograph(s) of participants attending UMACHA sponsored meetings and other events. UMACHA will use and display these photos for educational and promotional purposes, including in UMACHA newsletters and promotional materials and on the UMACHA website. By attending the UMACHA meeting or event, you hereby grant to UMACHA, its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit and reproduce these photographs in print and electronic form publicly or privately, without compensation to you. You further agree that your name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the photographs. You waive any rights, claims, or interest you may have to control the use of your likeness in such photographs regardless of media used. If you would not like UMACHA to use a photograph of you as described above, pleased send a statement in writing to “UMACHA, Photo Administrator” at


UMACHA, Financial & Retail Protection Association (FRPA), and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis partner to present the 2019 Fraud Symposium. Become aware of the latest in financial crime and receive a number of tips on how to help prevent fraud from happening to at your financial institution. The agenda is jam-packed with useful information for you to stay ahead of the fraudsters. Potential topics include: anatomy of a cyber-security attack, consumer and elder fraud scams and prevention, crime trend updates, fraud mitigation strategies, and more! You won’t want to miss this go-to resource for understanding how to combat fraud within the industry.

May 20, 2019 - Fargo, North Dakota

May 23, 2019 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

June 19, 2019 - Great Wolf Lodge, Bloomington, Minnesota

June 27, 2019 - Helena, Montana


Payments are moving faster - is your compliance team ready to keep up?
This full-day special event focuses on not only ACH Rules compliance, but looks at the broader regulatory landscape related to electronic payments. Join UMACHA Staff and industry experts to hear about best practices in identifying and responding to cyber attacks, learn what all internal auditors should review with their FI’s. You’ll hear about the FS-ISAC CAAPS exercise, hear the current threats related to payments systems, voice and cryptocurrency. You’ll gain knowledge on the new SAR report; best practices for tracking Beneficial Ownership; AND regional examples and stories! As risk and compliance remain in the front of the mind for examiners and your organization, this is one event you cannot afford to miss!


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April 17, 2019 Payments Systems (Part 1) Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)

April 24, 2019 Payments Systems (Part 2) Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

May 1, 2019 Faster Payments Town Hall Webinar 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 (noon) p.m.

May 1, 2019 Risk Fundamentals Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)

May 15, 2019 Payments Risk Policy and Governance Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Central)

May 22, 2019 Payments Risk Regulations Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Central)

May 29, 2019 Payments Risk Management Systems and Controls Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)

June 3, 2019 AAP Summer Series #1 - Understanding your ACH Products for Operations Webinar 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

June 5, 2019 Physical and Information Security Webinar 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)

June 10, 2019 AAP Summer Series #2 - Understanding your ACH Products for Treasury Webinar  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

June 24, 2019
AAP Summer Series #3 - Deconstructing the ACH File Webinar 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

July 1, 2019 AAP Summer Series #4 - Rules and Regulations for RDFI's Webinar 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

July 8, 2019 AAP Summer Series #5 - Rules and Responsibilities for ODFI's Webinar 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)

July 15, 2019 AAP Summer Series #6 - Demystifying Federal Government Payments, Garnishments, and Commercial Reclamations Webinar 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)