M@Cademy Course Catalog

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What is New?

M@Cademy is a new educational initiative developed based on member feedback and requests.  It is designed to help address training and development needs for individuals new to the industry or profession -- answering the question, "What should every payments professional know about [X]?"   Our first course is now live and we are working to expand the range of available courses to nearly a dozen by the end of the calendar year, and more than 20 are now planned for the year ahead.  We are planning to introduce new courses roughly once per quarter and will notify members and past course attendees when new courses are available.


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New Courses and Products This Quarter:

Now live:

Introduction to Payment Fraud    Level:  Introductory   Completion Time:  60-90 minutes.  Eligible for 1 ETA CPP credit.

Coming in Late August/Early September:

In the next few weeks we will release FIVE new courses.  Each is at the Introductory to Intermediate Level.  Completion Time:  60-90 minutes.  Eligible for 1 ETA CPP credit upon completion.

Introduction to Risk in Payments 

For new payment professionals, an introduction to managing risk in payments.

Introduction to ACH Payments

Developed in collaboration with Nacha, an introductory course that covers core concepts and knowledge payment professionals should know about ACH payments.

Introduction to Cryptocurrency

Developed in collaboration with Chainalysis, a course for beginner and intermediate payment professionals to understand the evolving world of cryptocurrency.  

Retail to Wholesale ISO Journey

For ISO owners and leaders navigating or considering a shift from a retail to wholesale ISO model.  Also a good course for new or intermediate payment professionals to better understand the relationship, role, and requirements of different types of ISOs in the payment ecosystem.

Introduction to Chargebacks

Developed in collaboration with volunteers, a course for beginners to intermediate payment professionals that covers what every payment professional should know about chargebacks.

What is Next?

These courses* have anticipated launch dates within the next twelve months, and include both introductory and intermediate-level courses:

General Series
  • Intro to Payment Fraud (NOW LIVE!)
  • Intro to Risk in Payments (Coming soon!)
  • Intro to ACH Payments (Coming soon!)
  • Intro to Chargebacks (Coming soon!)
  • Intro to PCI 
  • Intro to Anti-money Laundering (AML)
  • Intro to Payments (deeper dive)
Understanding Fraud Series
  • Bust Out Fraud
  • Fake Pharma
"High Risk" Payments Series
  • Intro to High Risk Payments
  • HRP:  Gaming
  • HRP: Adult Categories
  • HRP:  Ecommerce, High Priced and Future Delivery
Evolving Payments Series
  • Intro to Cryptocurrency (Coming soon!)
  • Cryptocurrency and Know Your Transaction
  • Emerging Technologies in Payments
Specialty Series
  • Retail to Wholesale ISO Journey (Coming soon!) 
  • Surcharging and Cash Discounting
  • Intro to Compliance and Card Brand Rules

* These courses (titles and focus) are subject to change based on input from participating SMEs and partners.

What is Coming in the Future?

By 2024, we plan to add Career Pathways to M@Cademy as well.  Career pathways will be designed to help professionals identify the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in risk management, compliance, underwriting, and related areas within payments at various stages of their careers.

We welcome additional subject-matter experts to participate in developing these courses and ensuring the content and experience meet industry needs and expectations.  We also welcome volunteers interested in helping to "shepherd" one or more courses to completion by supporting staff and the education committee with keeping up to date on the completion status of one or more courses.  Please CONTACT US for more information.