Certification News
JANUARY 2016
 
Congratulations to 102 New ETA CPPs!
Congratulations! You've worked hard to earn the ETA Certified Payments Professional™ credential and you deserve to let everyone know you've succeeded. Earning the ETA CPP was a significant investment in your career and your future. It took time, effort and dedication to earn this symbol of excellence that signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today's electronic transactions environment.
 
You've taken an important step in your professional development. Now leverage your certification and take advantage of the competitive edge that ETA CPP certification provides.
 
1. Always use ETA CPP after your name.
 
2. Display your ETA CPP certificate in your office.
 
3. Ask your employer to show their support on their website by including a link to the ETA CPP Registry.
 
Register for TRANSACT 16 — The Best Way to Earn Your Continuing Credits
Why TRANSACT 16 for ETA CPPs? YOU open doors and close deals — FOR LESS! The exclusive discount for ETA CPP first time TRANSACT attendees brings the industry's best informed to the most important events in payments.
 
You have heard about TRANSACT, have always wanted to go, but perhaps thought you couldn't afford to — now you can't afford not to! As an ETA CPP first time attendee, you pay just $450 to join TRANSACT 16 — the singular event that drives payments business annually. TRANSACT is over 4000 attendees, 1000+ c-suite leaders and 200 exhibitors from over 30 countries.
 
The exclusive spotlight and discounted rate is available to all first time TRANSACT attendees that are also ETA CPPs. To receive the special rate of $450, more than 60% off the full registration rate, please contact Brenynn at transactreg@conferencemanagers.com.
 
Attending TRANSACT 16 is your chance to stand out. ETA CPPs attending TRANSACT 16 will receive a spotlight advantage: your headshot, title and company info will be featured in the walk-in slideshow, you will be recognized from the TRANSACT 16 stage by ETA CEO Jason Oxman and a special ETA CPP networking reception will be held your honor. TRANSACT attendees understand the value of your credential, the only professional certification in payments, and are eager to connect with you. Last year, 60% of attendees reported having 6 or more on-site meetings during the show, while 25% scheduled 11 or more — a year's worth of sales calls mastered in a matter of days!
 
Additionally, TRANSACT 16 is approved for ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) credits. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time. Receive up to 12 ETA CPP Continuing Education (CE) credits — that's 1/3 of the credits needed to fulfill your 3 year recertification requirement, all at ONE conference.
 
ETA provides six outstanding educational tracks, so you can tailor your experience and advance your business:
 
Security Technologies offers insider perspective on the newest tools available to secure information, manage risk and reduce fraud while shedding light on the latest technologies on the market.
 
Mobile POS is all about digital wallet platforms, integrated marketing and loyalty incentives, location-based interaction opportunities, and the sophisticated layering securities which mobile employs to secure transactions.
 
Going Global means increased market share and exciting partnership opportunities for your business. Cross-border payments are more important — and more complex — than ever before. Join this track to gain the upper hand in understanding the benefits of international payments and to gain the skills required to navigate compliance.
 
Investments and Funding provides understanding into opportunities for buying, selling, mergers and acquisitions — from the perspectives of both the legacy leaders and the hottest industry entrants.
 
Integrated Payments provides the road map for success competing in a crowded and shifting market, offering strategic ISO insights and a macro-overview of merchant issues, challenges and opportunities.
 
Politics and Policy explores regulatory issues touching new and innovative technologies in the payments industry with the industry's top influencers and addresses the latest ideas about data collection, information sharing, uniformed standards, breach notification and beyond.
 
You can’t afford to miss TRANSACT 16: THE event in payments — THE event for ETA CPPs! See you in Las Vegas April 19-21, 2016. Learn more at transact16.com/etacpp.
 
Maintaining Your Credential
Is it time to submit your renewal credits? Stay at the forefront of the industry and at the top of your game by logging Continuing Education (CE) credits. Certification holders are required to self-report their CE hours through the Castle Worldwide website at www.castleworldwide.com/eta. Detailed information on what qualifies for continuing education and how to report credits can be found here.
 
Earn ETA CPP CE Credits By Serving in a Volunteer Capacity
ETA is hub of the payments technology industry with and outstanding Board of Directors and 18 committees and councils. Within these larger entities, smaller working groups are often established to deal with specific matters and target the development of content or a formal response to an industry challenge or opportunity. In recent years, as the payments industry has evolved, ETA has proactively established new committees to engage industry entrants, and constantly looks for new market and partnership opportunities for members.
 
Volunteer Position Eligible Credits
Officer on the Board of Directors of ETA national, regional
acquirers association, or other industry-related organization
5 credits per one-year term
 
 
Task force or committee chair of ETA national, regional
or other industry-related organization
4 credits per one-year term
 
 
Task force or committee chair of ETA national, regional
or other industry-related organization
3 credits per one-year term
 
 
Earn ETA CPP CE Credits Through Quizzes in Transaction Trends
In each issue of Transaction Trends, you will find a relevant and timely industry-related article accompanied by a short quiz to take after you've read the article. Submit a quiz and you will receive a CE Statement of Credits. It's that simple! If you need additional information on reporting credits or what qualifies, please contact rferensic@electran.org.
 
Join the LinkedIn Group
Join our ETA CPP group on LinkedIn and start a conversation! Tell us how the ETA CPP credential has set you apart from competitors. Ask your peers about their successes. Get updates on ETA activities and CE opportunities. Get "linked-in" with your elite ETA CPP network to stay current on payments! The group is called ETA Certified Payments Professionals. You must request to join the group within LinkedIn.
 
Keep in Touch With ETA
As always, feel free to contact me with any input or feedback. We would love to hear from you.
 
Rori Ferensic
Director, Education and Professional Development
rferensic@electran.org
202.677.7405
 
 
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